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Kings vs. Magic Preview: Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Doom?

The Kings are looking to stay red-hot and keep their winning ways going with a win over a depleted Magic team!

It's Friday, a few days before Valentines Day and the Kings are flying high. Did they lose their last game? Sure, but that was to a good team so we don't count those right now! The Magic have lost 15 of their last 18 games and their last three in a row, so we can cut this real short and get to discussing the fun stuff in Kangz world.

TRADE RUUUUUMORS BABYYYYY!!!!!!

Let's talk Kings Basketball!

(I'm just kidding, this is a trap game, please Lord don't bring the illusion of hope down on our heads right now!)

When: Friday, February 12th, 7:00 PM PST

Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

TV: NBCSCA -  Mark Jones on the call.

RadioKHTK Sports 1140 AM

For Your Consideration

The Rabbit Out of the Hat: I'm just going to go ahead and list everyone that's out for the Magic so we really understand the scope of the screw-up if the Kangz roll into Sacramento tonight.

Al-Farouq Aminu - Knee

Cole Anthony - Shoulder

Michael Carter-Williams - Foot (Who I suspect might play)

Evan Fournier - Gross Google Searches

Markelle Fultz - Knee

Aaron Gordon - Ankle

Jonathan Isaac - Knee

Frank Mason III - Groin

So that's four point guards that were out last game for the Magic and HEY wouldn't you know it but the Kings have the hottest point guard in the NBA right now! Adding to this a little further, the Magic simply don't have a point guard on their roster right now that is healthy. Even if the inevitable injury report changes come, they're only getting back a guy like Michael Carter-Williams or a Frank Mason. Starting quality players simply aren't there. Their last point guard on the roster is Karim Mane, a two-way contract that's currently balling out with the Lakeland Magic in The Bubble that the G-League has set up. That in itself should spell certain doom for Orlando and their swiftly sinking hopes of post-season play... right? Well it gets worse for Orlando - they're on the second night of a back-to-back and the Kings have finally gotten an extra day to breath in this breakneck paced schedule. So what is Steve Clifford going to do to compete tonight?

Well for one, they're going to feed Nikola Vucevic. In Thursday night's game against the Warriors, the Magic still found a way to get that man the ball and get out of his way. Vooch went for 25 points though it was on 8-23 shooting. They also had Dwayne Bacon and Terrence Ross come in and score twenty a piece, so they aren't lacking for guys who want to shoot the ball. In fact, percentage wise, they even outshot that Warriors team, taking 33 attempts and hitting over 45% of them. Yeah, sure, the Warriors took 50 shots and still hit 40% of them but, the point is, the Magic have guys who can get hot and keep that shooting pace even with the opponents, even when that opponent is a guy like Steph Curry. The Magic also ended up outrebounding Golden State and are the third best in the league in total rebounds. The Kings are going to have their opportunities to shoot, but second and third chances might be sparse tonight.

The Kings should win this one and shouldn't struggle to do so. If they're truly playoff quality, this is a game that should be 10-15 points and headed towards 20 by the middle of the third quarter. Now, will that happen? Probably not, seeing as how I set that expectation and the Kings are allergic to any form of prognostication or supposition. But they're far healthier, far more talented and flying high with confidence right now. If there was ever a blow out win for the Kings - it is this one game, tonight.

Prediction

Kings do the smart thing and throttle these guys from the start. Fox scores 15 plus points in the first quarter and generally dices up the Magic defense all night. Tyrese Haliburton goes for a double double with 17+ points and we get to watch Mo Bamba and Marvin Bagley battle it out in garbage minutes in the fourth quarter.

Kings: 127 , Magic: 112

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February 12, 2021 12:35 pm

Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Kangz?
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February 12, 2021 12:40 pm

€˜Gainst the Magic we should need no tricks:
That’s a team in need of a fix.
Yet we struggle nightly
So can’t take them lightly.
Give full effort and make sure it clicks!

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February 12, 2021 1:06 pm

Kings. Magic.comment image
Next.

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February 12, 2021 1:09 pm

We can do it!
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February 12, 2021 1:17 pm
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With the Magic as beat up as they are, €œLet’s get physical!€

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February 12, 2021 1:31 pm
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“There is a Kings’ glow all around me!”

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February 12, 2021 2:33 pm
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“Just XanaDO it!”
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February 12, 2021 4:26 pm
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We’ll win by 25 or more tonight.

STAMP IT!!!!!!

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February 12, 2021 4:30 pm
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There are some things I’m NOT ashamed of!
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February 12, 2021 1:11 pm

Fresh Off The Boat, and onto the bandwagon. Let’s go, Kings!
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February 12, 2021 1:20 pm
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Isn’t this The Year of the (F)Ox?

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February 12, 2021 1:37 pm
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I’m sad I can’t see my extended family for Chinese New Year this year….it was actually a little more than a year ago (January 2020) was the last time that my extended family on my Dad’s side all gathered together (for Chinese New Year). This year I’m just getting Chinese food for takeout tomorrow and having a “virtual” dinner video chat with my parents and brother.

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February 12, 2021 1:32 pm

Free Guy!

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February 12, 2021 4:15 pm

Start Woodard!

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February 12, 2021 5:59 pm
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Add more injuries for tonight…

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February 12, 2021 6:05 pm
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Looks like Fox is questionable too. So does Hali get the start? I dang hope so. If Cojo starts, I might throw up.

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February 12, 2021 7:19 pm
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There goes my predictions! 🤦🏻€™‚️

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February 12, 2021 5:47 pm

Your giving me flashbacks of Frank Mason, driving into the entire team of defenders.

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February 12, 2021 5:59 pm

my gut says the Kings are gonna lose. This is just the type of game they lose so we all get to argue about the significance of the loss.

(if they do win though then I believe that means the Kings will win at least 36 game this season. Just wanted to get that take out there now)

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February 12, 2021 7:47 pm
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36 wins. That’s how many games they won last year!

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