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Jan 26, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) brings the ball up the court against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
This has been quite a ride, let’s keep it going…go Kings!
Hooray for basketball!
Gallo del Cielo likes our chances.
Keegan Murray is o-2 with a turnover and my patience with him is zero
I like seeing Keegan shooting early.
He’s so shaken right now. Not himself in the slightest
Too many turnovers early
This one could get ugly.
Had a physical game last night that came down to the wire. Kings, not unsurprisingly, looking very sluggish these first 6 minutes. Hope they find their legs soon before this deficit grows
Great sub by Brown.
Can we have Matt Barnes do this forever?
I cannot deal with listening to him and Dumb Ass together.
JUst got home and turned on the game and suddenly I realized that the noise coming out of my TV was not Kayte. I think Matt’s doing fine. Kyle is just so overhyped he can’t shut up
Davion and Metu should be banned from attempting any 3’s
Davion is so disappointing offensively it’s offensive
Agreed on Metu. Davion I believe will work it out one day like Fox did.
Any time Davion can spend on the court is good for the Kings, especially early. He turns it on in the second half, and the more he plays now, the better it’ll be, I think.
I like Barnes as Color Commentator
Keegan Murray turnover the ball over again and he is a mess, capital m
Maybe wait for a full year.. or not since you thought Fox was not very good or that Wagner wouldn’t be a good NBA player…
he might have to focus on defense, rebounding and dirty work.
For the first time ever watching the game on mute. Cannot stand the Barnes/Dumb ass combination.
Interestingly enough, I don’t like Matt Barnes, but he seems to be doing OK so far. Or maybe I’m just happy that it’s not Kayte
I think the reality of what Barnes is does bother me too much.
Kayte is smart in my opinion. She is forced down to the level of her partners too often.
What “is” Barnes? You’ve said that it’s because of what Barnes “is” twice. What do you mean?
He is not someone I want to listen to. He is a jack ass,
Why? I think they’re doing great!
Barnes is just what he is.
Which is what? That’s not really a reason.
The guy is a jack ass.
I like Draper. I think they’re doing well considering they’re not even in the same location
I had no expectation for the Kings to win a back to back on the road against this Hawks team.
But the longer I watch, the more I think the Kings are going to smooth it out and cruise past them. This seems like a very inconsistent and disjointed young team.
Both teams look sluggish. At least the Kings have an excuse.
Keegan played three games and the scouts figured him out. The NBA is making him work. He will figure it out.
Yeah, I hope in the huddle they’re telling him to shoot more.
He is going to have to understand that completely open shots no longer exist.
well, as much as I like Keegan, he’s not bringing it tonight. priority is to win. Monk and Lyles playing better than him thus far.
Have a feeling Keegan, Davion, Monk, and Metu are going to get a lot of minutes tonight.
What has Holmes done that he can’t get some minutes in the second game of a back to back?
It’d be great to see Holmes get some minutes.
This has the makings of a blow out. Sloppy.
if Keegan doesn’t score, he doesn’t bring much else to the team. Maybe we should’ve left him as a reserve. Playing heavy minutes vs. starters and he looks lost.
May be time for Monk to join the starting 5 and let Murray be the #1 option against backups.
Wowww Draper said Métus dunk package may be the best in the game.
Damn Fox didn’t even show up tonight. Pretty weak sauce.
Hawks getting to the paint at will. That’ll be the formula teams use against us until we get a rim protector. Our guards can’t keep their guy in front of them.
It’s a game of runs. Coach Brown will need to press some buttons
Davion smokes two at the hoop.
I’m not as big a fan as some are on here
At this rate Brown is going to run out of timeouts.
I get Fox is probably tired but the way he started the game is inexcusable for a player of his caliber.
NBA officiating is such crap. No other league has two different set of rules for stars vs. other players.
JFC sit Fox.
Keegan’s lack of athleticism has been glaring. He can’t finish at the rim at all.
The doomers seem almost happy.
The Kings are playing like shit. It’s a fact and nobody here is enjoying it.
When you aren’t whining, what are you doing?
Watching the Kings win for the last 7 games. Don’t be a jerk.
Let him be . He probably grew up in era of participation trophies. 😂
One of the nicest consolations of the seven-game win streak was Chippy having nothing to say.
In your head rent free. Loving it.
Lol. Everyone’s a winner! No complaints allowed!
good defense by Okpala there
The negativity in here is weird. Did you see last night’s game? Did you hear the team’s plane touched down in Atlanta at 2:30am?
Umm we’re losing … that’s why?
You were expecting to lead every minute of every game moving forward?
JC can we not complain at all now? You’re complaints about complaints is weird.
a complaint about a complaint about complaints?
No, just a complaint about complaints.
its just negativity in the moment cause we’re getting beat badly
The Kings play is negative 🤣
I didn’t hear that about the plane touching down late. I bet that’s never happened in the NBA before. This game sucks so far. That is all. Let’s see how they handle the 2nd half! Go Kings!
You’re right. Have missed games and the next morning while I was going thru the game thread finally realized the Kings had won. As I was working the thread I thought it had been a bad beatdown loss by the Kings
I’d get it if it seemed more rational. Sit Fox. Sit Murray. Davion sucks. It’s just a waterfall of pouting. And they magically disappear when the Kings stage another comeback, like in Charlotte, Orlando, etc.
Been here for every game. And have cheered when they played good. Brown did sit Fox 🤣
Uh huh. Funny how whenever you have anything to say, you sound like you’re reaching for a tissue.
Well, this is ugly
Can you please not be negative? 🤣
Just keeping it real, 😄
Your reality sucks
Need Fox to find his game in the 2nd half and the defense to tighten up to give them any shot at pulling off a comeback
remember why I do not come onto game threads that often especially when the game isn’t going well.
Think what a Knicks or Philly thread must be like.
Feels like the Kings are losing rather than the Hawks winning.
Haven’t been super impressed with what I’ve seen from the Hawks, and I think this is a win in Sacramento.
Hawks have mostly been pretty average so far this year both offensively and defensively, so that makes sense.
I had this one chalked up as a loss anyways but let’s see if they can make it close
So, you appear not to like our chances.
Step right up.
Hoping that lights a fire on Fox. Takeover time.
DAmn poor Keegan. That 3 looked pure from the release and it rims in and out. Can’t catch a break
Did someone put a hex on Murray or something?
Something ain’t right
The good news is that this shooting slump is so cartoonishly bad that I’m certain it will regress to the mean eventually
So you can put your should into a defender and push them 5 ft, but you can’t try and contest the shot after that? Thanks NBA
Fox really just does not get the same calls the other star guards get
Ja and Trae get a lot of soft foul calls.
Guess Fox has to make an all star team + Kings make playoffs before the refs start giving him that kind of respect
That is exactly how the NBA works.
Yup. Breathing near Young and Morant is called every time. Fox will drive through a forest of limbs and get nothing.
If we can keep it in a 10 point range heading into the 4th, I think we’ll make a run and get the W
Based on how many minutes the starters played last night, might need a bench crew to get them back in this one tonight
Fox gets ZERO respect from the refs. If he got the calls like Ja, Steph, Trae get, dude would average 30 easy.
Got to make a move now!
Davion upping that defensive intensity. Hopefully that rallies the rest of the guys
Down 6 playing this sluggish? Interesting.
We got this. Team is starting to wake up
Sabonis looks huge in person
Compared to on tv
What if Sabonis is only 4 feet tall and you have a gigantic TV?
I have a good size tv and Sabonis goes about a foot and a half or it
On my laptop, Sabonis is only six inches tall. I bet I could dunk on Sabonis, if the hoop was two feet high.
My TV isn’t all that big……..but it’s smart. Occasionally I’ll get a shot of Domas with the perspective that shows just what a big man he is. He isn’t carrying a lot of extra weight
im talking about his girth and size. No homo
What are you talking about again?
Kings not going away. Feel like this would be a 20+ deficit by now in past years, especially being a b2b.
Yeah. I keep seeing Davion do things that stats don’t pick up. Or that stats don’t credit him with.
We need one of those crazy spurts from TD
On our end, refs calling like a 80’s playoff game. Kings getting mugged at the rack and no calls.
Davion has the very unique skillset of being able to stay in front of the shiftiest guys in the league 1 on 1. How many other guys can do that? Smart? Thybulle? Holiday?
Exactly. Is there a stat for that? Is there a stat for guys not wanting to shoot against you?
Well then, Davion puts up 3-4 “losses” each game.
Maybe more, but it’s the Big L for the Hawks we are hoping for.
Ahhh, I got you. I agree.
Millerscornrows has every right to be negative. 16 years cannot be erased In seven games.
KanGZ fans have been too soft with this team.
Sure. People are complaining if they want, just like people are complaining about the complaining. Seems that everyone’s saying exactly what they want to say.
Well shoot….I thought that’s what the game threads were for
Who’s got a right to anything. It’s a game. One game never is never that important unless it’s towards the end of the season. One bad game no matter how many bad games we’ve all seen means little. If you think the sky is falling go ahead and put your bicycle helmet on and if you survive more power to you. We’ve had a great little run, the team looks better but we are gonna lose some games…..we were always gonna lose some games. Likely over the course of the season we are gonna lose a bunch of games. It doesn’t mean that if we lose this game all is lost. Perspective. If we manage to pull out a win it doesn’t mean that for most of the game the Kings played well. It’s never all good or all bad.
Gotta stop with those unforced turnovers
They are killing any ability to get a run.
Fox needs to find a way to contribute while his shot isn’t falling.
That isn’t his game unfortunately. He is a scoring guard not a facilitator.
I like the push though
Good minutes from Lyles here
Him and Monk are bringing it.
Tonight’s closing lineup should be Mitchell-Fox-Monk-Lyles-Sabonis imo
Didn’t expect them to win both of these games vs quality teams on a b2b but they’ve done just enough to give them a shot in the 4th which is all you can ask for. Need a Fox takeover and to keep that defensive pressure going
RELEASE THE KRAKEN
It’s time for 4th quarter Fox.
Damn that hurts. 2 chances to cut it to 4 and they miss and then Atlanta buries a 3 to go back up 10 right after
Kings can easily take this game.
Just checking in. I’m really impressed with all of you that are able to comment on back-to-back games. At my age, I often have to sit out the second game of a back-to-back.
Just put your cane down next to your recliner and give yourself a pat on the back that you were able to post one comment. Good on you Nordaclu. Consider me impressed.
Defense doing its job to open the 4th but the offense is blowing their chances
Personal foul on deltarich. Too much negativity.
So you think you’re funny too? Just be yourself and let all the commenters here make their own opinions about you
Everytime it feels like they’re on the verge, we can’t get a bucket.
As Delta said, the unforced errors are killing the Kings.
The unforced turnovers are giving Altlanta an opportunity to win.
….the positive side.
Not a negative comment
Who is the arbitrator of negative?
Love the grit of this team
These turnovers are bruuuutal
Personal foul on satdawg. Too negative.
if they could just string a few buckets together.
They just can’t get that big shot….yet.
tick tock tick tock…
Kardiac Kings at it again
The turnovers and front rim shots are a sign of a tired team. Impressed with how close they’re staying in this game, all things taken into consideration.
Hawks are begging the Kings to win this game but they just can’t make a shot rn
Tired legs. Shots are short.
Tired legs. Shots hitting the front rim…and now another unforced turnover. Kings running out of time and squandering a ton of chances
Get to the rim and hit the FTs whenb3s are short
The Kings had like 35 chances to win this game.
I’d like to see them attack the rim more. Draw fouls. Stop the clock.
Trae is a little bitch. He needs to get fouled hard