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Dec 28, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter (9) makes a basket during the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
Here we goooooooo! Let’s beat the Jazz!
I didn’t have League Pass until the last month of last season, so finally gonna have it to start the season!
I’m cautiously optimistic.
Kings looking smooth.
Keegan is playing on another level.
Good start to the Keegan Murray MVP season
Somehow, Keegan has scored 22 points despite a 17-14 score.
Not sure why we’re subbing out our two best guys so far.
Two careless turnovers after the subs came in too.
I can see the emphasis on physicality and gang rebounding
defense playing solid early on. Rebounding is an issue, which isn’t surprising considering Utah’s size vs the Kings.
We’ve lost some long offensive rebounds and some 50/50 balls. Perhaps it’s just standard deviation.
Glad to see Barnes off to a good start.
yeah it is!
HB making all the plays and shots.
Fox shutting down Sexton and now Dunn on back to back possessions
Sasha has looked good! Hitting shots, crashing boards, and playing smart team defense even if he’s not a gifted 1v1 defender.
It’s hard to judge the defense, because the Kings outclass the Jazz, but in any case it’s looking pretty good so far.
About as good of a first quarter of basketball as could’ve been asked for
Barnes is living proof that the preseason doesn’t mean squat.
Looking like same applies with Vezenkov. He looks a lot better this game than he did in any minute he played during preseason
Sooo fun. Our SGs have a rough start. Maybe Duarte or Davion can hit a shot?
If last season was any indication, then I’m guessing that pretty soon we’ll be seeing a lineup of Fox with four bench guys.
I hate DishTV. No Kings games. Time to switch to YoutubeTV
Duarte looking uber confident.
new guys draining threes!
Duarte, Sasha looking great!
Both look nice. Vez shot is amazing. Heurter looks obsolete Duarte-Vez over
I guess if we believed that the Kings stood pat after last year, it’d be hard to explain all of these threes.
Not a fan of Mcgee or Huerter so far. Everyone else has me jumping out o my seat in joy!
Sweet alley oop to McGee
Keegan is eager to show his new moves lol
Keegan went from a timid, C&S guy who would get rejected at the rim regularly, and became an absolute DAWG in one year.
Huerter totally lost out there
Domas and Huerter are liabilities right now.
Huerter just can’t guard Markkanen. But nobody else on the Kings can guard him either.
So who’s replacing Huerter in the starting lineup?
HB have yourself a half
Barnes is on FIRE!
HB looking like he is on a mission. Bring it on Friday and in the playoffs!
DOMAS FOR THREE!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy fuck, Barnes has not missed once yet.
took it right at the shot-blocker Kessler once also!
Black Falcon is soaring
Could be on the verge of a blowout.
National pundits have been shit talking this team all offseason lmao 🤡🤡🤡
That was dumb last play by Domas
Jazz fans realizing that this is going to be a long season.
If Barnes can shoot over 90% from the field this season, I think we’re going to do well
Raise your hand if you had Barnes going for 27 in the half! …….No one??
I’m thinking Monte should trade HB before the half is over
Barnes for OG + 3 1sts
HB will never have more value than he does right this minute
Sounds good to me………if totally impossible
For Wemby! Straight up. That slacker only has 3 points.
Fox and Domas combining for just 15 points and the Kings still put up 72 in the 1st half. I think their offense is gonna be pretty good again this season
Still such a fun team to watch.
Feel like I’ve seen the Jazz get quite a few bailout calls on good defense
it’s their opening night
Agreed. I would love to know the fouls for each side.
So… Long, long time lurker here (from back in the ziller days of the old site). Planning to be more engaged this season, but had you told me Harrison Barnes would be starting the season like this and outperforming everyone else… I’d have thought something had gone drastically wrong. Definitely not on my bingo card today.
What’s going on in here?
I see he just made a defensive play at the rim. Epic play by BF
Huerter continues to let Clarkson beat him backside to the rim.
He’s having a pretty awful game all around. Let Monk, Duarte or Mitchell finish the game at SG
I don’t think it’s entirely his fault. I think the emphasis on physical defense is taking the lift out of his legs on offense. But even though he’s trying hard on defense, he’s simply not a good defensive player. So he’s sacrificing his offense for essentially nothing. It doesn’t help his shot is just not falling, either. Under normal circumstances it’s just a slump he could work through, but he’s got a microscope on him rn. That creates a psychological effect, and suddenly he’s getting beat on D, shots aren’t falling, confidence drops, rinse and repeat. Something’s gotta break the cycle. Maybe getting benched might take the heat off so he can sort it out.
What a game!
OMG Salt Lake just got brimestoned.
Oh my God
That’s the play of the week?
Yes. And, no foul called on the Jazz player for forearm shove.
Foxy and Monk, doin’ what they do best.
Kings winning every quarter.
Dunn clearly fouled Fox on that “steal” and it was 100% frustration on his part after getting posterized.
That Fox to Monk dunk got me to jump out of my seat and scream (scaring my family) for the 1st time this season.
I love this team!
Kinda scared me too. Could hear it in Chico
Sacramento Alaskan Trappers 110, Utah Baby Seals 91.
Um Kayte, the ref was talking.
12-2 Jazz run. Kings gotta buckle down and put this one away and not give them some life
Sabonis with the pass through the defender’s legs.
That’s a flagrant 1 on Clarkson.
I’m loving how Sabonis has played this game, and I’m also loving how Davion is the second guard down the stretch instead of Huerter.
pretty chippy 4th quarter lol
Oops, Huerter is in there after all lol
Weird challenge by Brown.
That could go the wrong way if they decide it was before the shot
Or go wrong that way too
Double foul, sure, but I don’t like that downward motion Markanean(sp) did at the end
4th quarter taking forever with all these fouls and reviews. Game grind to a halt
I was having so much fun I wished the game wouldn’t end and somewhere a monkey paw curled its finger
What if the monkey paw clutches at pearls though?
Utah getting overly physical by design to slow the pace. The reviews, as you say also grinding play to a dead stop.
so in the end it’s an unsuccessful but successful challenge since they gave Lauri a tech after the fact and the Kings got an extra point out of it. Lol
Love seeing Keegan hustle for rebounds.
LIGHT THE BEAM CHANTS!!!!!
The starters with 33 balanced rebounds
Monk assist leader
Light the beam!!!!!!!!!
Were going 82-0
Couldn’t have asked for a better start.Comfortable win
Kings will ramp up from this low score… It’s just the first game.
Coach Brown will need to figure out how the offense will manage the minutes when Sasha is off the floor.
No doubt… Also Stasha leading the team with 2 steals in his NBA debut.
Isn’t there some thingy where if Harrison scores more than 15 the Kings win and often large?
Certainly true for this season!
Won’t be starting 0-4 this season. Nice solid win. I’d give Huerter one more start. If he can’t turn it around give Duarte the start. Barnes was unconscious tonight. May end up his best game this season. Can’t afford our 2 guard to put up measly numbers. As a group they did great.
Love the G1C beam gif down below.
I noticed it too! Really nice GIF.
Great way to start the season. Good well-rounded play from the core players and the bench put in some nice work as well.
That Fox-to-Monk dunk was dope!