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Kings vs. Clippers Preview: Lost in Los Angeles

The Clippers have won 5 of their last 6. The Kings have lost 5 of their last 6. Seek shelter immediately.

After digging themselves into a seven game hole over the last few weeks, the Kings were finally coaxed out today to travel to Los Angeles where they must take on the team tied for the second best record in the West and current owners of two straight wins by 35+ points. Unfortunately for all Sacramento fans, when emerging from their hiding spot the Kings managed to see their shadow, which of course means six more weeks of no defense. The Clippers are healthy, hungry and on an a tear right now, playing at home against the worst defense in NBA History.  This can only mean one thing - they don't stand a chance tonight.

Let's talk Kings basketball.

When: Wednesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM PST

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

TV: NBCSCA -  Kyle Draper on the call.

RadioKHTK Sports 1140 AM

For Your Consideration

Biden Our Time: Let's see, what can we do to hype up today's game against the Clippers, who just five days ago beat the Kings by 38 points? I guess we can celebrate the fact that De'Aaron Fox's offensive outburst against the Pelicans took his scoring up to 20.5 points? He's now shooting a decent, if a little pedestrian 34.5% from deep which is, well, a relief seeing as how in pre-season he was cracking glass on a routine basis. Buddy Hield has strung together some decent shooting games of late and seems to be progressing to the mean a bit with his long ball - up to 36.7%.

Marvin Bagley, who is probable to play today after some wrist soreness, is slowly turning his sinking ship around. Over his last seven games, Marvin has upped his scoring to 16.6 points and jumping his shoot efficiency - shooting 58% from inside the arc during that run of games and 42% from behind it. It isn't all good though. Paul Headley pointed out the other day on Twitter that in 28 isolation possessions this season, Marvin Bagley's opponents have scored 40 points on 15 of 25 shooting, which is good for 70.0 EFG%. Teams are figuring out that he's a quick and easy meal if they can get him one-on-one and it's going to be an extended season of lesson learning from Marvin on that end of the floor.

Finally, Tyrese Haliburton hasn't gotten severely injured or gone insane in the vacuum that is the Sacramento Kings franchise. There's the positives! Enjoy the game... or don't! It's a game time decision for me!

Last Fun Fact of the Day To Distract You from This Terrible Team: Sunday's game against the Pelicans saw De'Aaron Fox set a new career-high with 43 points on a career-high tying 17 made baskets to go along with a season-high 13 assists. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Fox is the first player in the Sacramento era and first player in franchise history to score at least 40 points and have 10 assists in a game since Tiny Archibald did so on March 13, 1973 for the Kansas City Royals. Woof.

Prediction

Though it is Inauguration Day in America, Sacramento will once again prove that Kings are the true headliners. Also, they announce prior to the game that anyone in their franchise who is anti-vax is fired and well, they immediately improve.

Kings: 221, Clippers: 211

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SelecaoKOJ
January 20, 2021 2:16 pm

I suspect the Kings will come out defensive minded and motivated. Keep it close or even have a lead for a couple of quarters. Then the Clips will adjust and win the game in a close one.

ElRonToro
January 20, 2021 2:18 pm

Is it bad of me that I think the Clips have a 50/50 chance of getting the 211?

Jman1949
January 20, 2021 2:19 pm

Tonight a quick trip to LA—
In Sac, the Clips just had their way.
They played with a free sense
‘Cause we played no defense.
To them we’re an open buffet!

ZillersCat
January 20, 2021 3:12 pm
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RobHessing
January 20, 2021 2:25 pm

Kings. Clips. Next.
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Klam
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January 20, 2021 3:46 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

But the Kings have a stretch four.
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SMF-PDXConnection
January 20, 2021 2:44 pm

All right, I’ll be the one to say it.

Today is a damn good day regardless of what happens to the Kings and Luke “I Have a Medical Degree from YouTube” Walton tonight.

RobHessing
January 20, 2021 2:50 pm

Vaccine’s are a defense. Connect the dots.

Kosta
January 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Reply to  RobHessing

The Sacramento Kings have employed 2 Q‘s. Douby and Acy.

Figure it out people! 2!

The Kings will be getting the number 2 pick in the next draft. Grant Napear is the real NBA commissionner and he’s actually going to save us!

The crumbs are right in front of us. Connect the crumbs.

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January 20, 2021 3:47 pm

How many of us felt waking up this morning:
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TerzoM
January 20, 2021 3:04 pm

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deepshot22
January 20, 2021 3:14 pm

My prediction? Kings lose by more than 40 or win by 2. Because those seem to be our only outcomes every game.

9sac8
January 20, 2021 3:14 pm

If the game is Sunday, whyTF are we talking about it so early???

When: Sunday, January 20th, 6:00 PM PST

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Malrock
January 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Reply to  9sac8

Can’t tell if Greg has ruined calendars now too or if Will is just bad at calendars. I suppose there is an outside chance it is just a covid induced mistake… but I am betting on Greg having ruined calendars.

Marty
January 20, 2021 3:22 pm

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January 20, 2021 3:40 pm
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Bernie: “I give the Kings a 100% chance to make a 10% effort which will be a likely become a 1% chance of winning, which means we have 90 out of 100 of 10% of Kings fans watching 90% of the game. I know this is because Bagley will have a 100% chance of taking the ball 90% of the court on 10% of his possessions which will either result in a low percentage shot or 90% chance of a turnover. Have I made myself clear?”
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January 20, 2021 3:50 pm
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January 20, 2021 3:52 pm
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RobHessing
January 20, 2021 5:22 pm
Reply to  Marty

Sandstastic!

Gregoryl
January 20, 2021 4:03 pm

This is exactly the type of game the KANGZ win, and then get blown out by the Knicks on Friday.

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January 20, 2021 4:47 pm
Reply to  Gregoryl

Yup. Which makes it all the more infuriating when that kind of shit happens.

eddie41
January 20, 2021 4:11 pm

So you’re saying Bagley personifies a fast food restaurant?

Kosta
January 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Reply to  eddie41

Our team sometimes resembles 4-on-FIVE GUYS

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Jman1949
January 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Reply to  Kosta

According to Mark Jones, every shot we miss is In-N-Out

TerzoM
January 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Reply to  Jman1949

All fans will get free Taco-Hell

TerzoM
January 20, 2021 5:10 pm
Reply to  eddie41

A stinky Booger-King night?

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Bkroo96
January 20, 2021 5:24 pm

Jack in The Crack game.

JuanPrimo
January 20, 2021 6:40 pm

The Clippers are healthy, hungry and on an a tear right now, playing at home against the worst defense in NBA History.

Kyle Draper on the call.

Ight Imma head out.

Last edited 4 months ago by JuanPrimo

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