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Kings vs Mavericks Game Thread

Go Kings!
By | 116 Comments | Mar 26, 2024

Jan 27, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) looks to shoot over Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Klam
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March 26, 2024 7:02 pm

I’m stuck at the office working really late today….so I hope that the Kings win for my sake to brighten my mood!

…and hopefully I’ll actually be done with my tasks by the time the game is over… 🙁

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March 26, 2024 7:03 pm
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well, you got the first comment, so that should make you feel good

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March 26, 2024 7:29 pm
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Klam,

I am NOT telling you to trip and accidentally grab hold of the fire alarm to break your fall to keep you from having a work related injury.

Get home soon as you can.

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March 26, 2024 7:04 pm

First playoff game of the year! Let’s go boys.

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March 26, 2024 7:05 pm

ESPN games always start 5 minutes later than normal. Guess TNT is the opposite!

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:09 pm

I turn on the Kings game, and I am watching the Lakers play. Sigh.

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March 26, 2024 7:10 pm
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Total BS! This NBA generated close game between the Lakers and Bucks. Yet again, the Lakers have attempted twice as many free throws as their opponent.

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March 26, 2024 7:17 pm

Refs allowed Davis to foul and put them in OT

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March 26, 2024 7:15 pm
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It’s on truTV

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March 26, 2024 7:10 pm

Luka already wincing because of the Achilles injury he apparently has

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March 26, 2024 7:10 pm

Luka is laboring. Speed up the pace and burn him out.

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March 26, 2024 7:11 pm

puch-offs are totally fine today. refs didn’t call it on Doncic.

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March 26, 2024 7:11 pm
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push-offs

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March 26, 2024 7:13 pm
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Punch-offs are against sabonis, lol

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:13 pm

Ellis looking very aggressive.

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March 26, 2024 7:14 pm
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Leaving him open and he just taking the shots. Great to see as they either defend him closer to stop him, which means other players will be open, or just let him cook

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March 26, 2024 7:17 pm
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Loved that confident 5 foot floater off the dribble while the defenders sagged to cover Domas. He could feel obligated as a new rotation member to make that deferential pass but he saw the shot was the right move and he took it.

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March 26, 2024 7:15 pm

Is this the *achers/Bucks thread?

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March 26, 2024 7:16 pm

HB can probably do that Doncic push-off move if he needs it. basically, Doncic picked up his dribble on the baseline, had nothing, then simply pushed his defender away and hit the shot.

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March 26, 2024 7:20 pm

Might wanna guard PJ

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March 26, 2024 7:20 pm

These two teams are being way too nice to each other.

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:21 pm

The game seems to be on some kind of delay. Yahoo sports is updating about a 30-60 seconds before the action happens on TV.

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March 26, 2024 7:22 pm

Los Angeles Foul Line starters have gone to the FT line more than the entire Bucks team.

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Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:25 pm

I really, really like how when Keegan passes the ball to Domas, Domas gives it right back, as if Domas is insisting that Keegan look for his own shot.

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:28 pm

When I was watching the Mavs last night in Salt Lake City, they looked a lot worse than they look tonight.

I believe the Kings are only a 1.5-point favorite in this one. I was surprised to see the line set so low.

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March 26, 2024 7:30 pm

Kings need a run with Luka on the bench

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:34 pm
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He played 41 minutes last night, and he’s not exactly known for his fitness.

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March 26, 2024 7:34 pm

Kings playing with energy but not a lot of execution. Mavs have hit some tough shots but Kings have also had a few defensive breakdowns against Kyrie and Luka. Tired legs may take some air out of the Mavs shots later, so just keep outworking them on defense, the boards, and in the paint.

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March 26, 2024 7:37 pm

Monk’s game has completely fallen off. Smoked an easy layup that he could usually turn into an and-1

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March 26, 2024 7:37 pm

Monk is unfocused and playing sloppy defense

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March 26, 2024 7:40 pm

Barnes doesn’t have the quickness to defend Luka, need Keegan back

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March 26, 2024 7:41 pm
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HB has defended him well in the past.

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March 26, 2024 7:42 pm

Fucking moron Vlade. Yeah, I said it.

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March 26, 2024 7:42 pm

Fox has to be better for the Kings to win tonight.

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March 26, 2024 7:46 pm
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If he can’t let him sit it out.

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March 26, 2024 7:51 pm

Scored the last 5 points. Can he stay for the rest of the half.

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March 26, 2024 7:55 pm
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Pretty please?

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March 26, 2024 7:47 pm

need Keegan out there

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March 26, 2024 7:48 pm

Bad offense, not rebounding offensively, Barnes ain’t doing much against Luka…

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March 26, 2024 7:50 pm
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Monk is off

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:50 pm

Kings are playing pretty lousy on offense, frankly, but they’re only down by three.

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March 26, 2024 7:51 pm

Fox needs to lead the offense.

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March 26, 2024 7:54 pm

there, when Domas gets the ball on the low block there, the Kings should run a tall shooter around him like Peja and Blade

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March 26, 2024 7:55 pm
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Vlade

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March 26, 2024 7:56 pm

Fox did the same push off that Luka did. One got called for an offensive foul; the other did not.

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March 26, 2024 7:57 pm

Luka has been stiff arming defenders all night but when Fox does it it’s an offensive foul

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March 26, 2024 8:11 pm
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I’m glad I’m not the only noticing that Luka is using his off arm to push and shield illegally

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March 26, 2024 7:57 pm

Fox being fouled the past few possessions and no calls. Getting weak foul calls against him.

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 7:57 pm

That arm wave that Fox did is an automatic technical foul.

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March 26, 2024 8:01 pm

Man Fox needs to be a PG sometimes rather than letting others toss it around the floor in sloppy fashion.

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March 26, 2024 8:02 pm

For such a poorly played half, glad to only be down 5.

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March 26, 2024 8:05 pm
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Cant fault them for lack of trying. It’s just looked pretty ugly so far.

Dan Houlder
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March 26, 2024 8:04 pm

Maybe I asked this before and forgot the answer. Will the NBA app have this game later on tonight? Anyone know?

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March 26, 2024 8:04 pm

It’s been sloppy. Passes have been off target or off timing. Often seeing Kings getting sped up into bad shots and decisions. Just breathe and make good decisions.

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March 26, 2024 8:04 pm

Kings look indecisive offensively. Passing up open shots, making bad passes in the paint. Just be aggressive

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March 26, 2024 8:12 pm

Not so bad down 5 at the half despite Luka’s hot start and the Kings playing a bit loose. Tighten it up and make someone besides Luka and Kyrie beat you

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March 26, 2024 8:12 pm

Need 2nd half Monk magic, and Domas to dominate the paint. Can’t let these Mavs hang around for long.

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March 26, 2024 8:24 pm

Barnes got mugged by 2 mavs, no call

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March 26, 2024 8:26 pm

Well, this ain’t good. Kings look cooked.

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March 26, 2024 8:26 pm

Mavs have been hitting some crazy shots. Kyrie and Luka are unreal shotmakers.

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March 26, 2024 8:26 pm

Mavs shooting 60% from 3

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March 26, 2024 8:28 pm
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Role players hitting open 3s, Luka and kyrie hitting thigh ones. Not a good recipe for success. Kings look slow and confused on defense.

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March 26, 2024 8:28 pm

Game about to get away from the Kings.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm
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Prescient.

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March 26, 2024 8:47 pm
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Wish I was wrong.

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March 26, 2024 8:29 pm

Ellis has taken 1 shot since that hot first 4 minutes of the game

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March 26, 2024 8:31 pm

The league really needs to not allow offensive players to hold their arm away from their body to ward of a defender. No way a defender has a chance to guard against that.

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March 26, 2024 8:31 pm

Has Luka even hit the rim tonight. Everything is a swish.

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March 26, 2024 8:32 pm

same thing. Domas ISO on the low block. Kings don’t run a tall shooter around him and it’s a turnover

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March 26, 2024 8:34 pm
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I mean, the stats must be bad when they simply post up Domas on the low block in ISO.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm

I’m really sick of Fox’s play. The Kings are going nowhere with the way he’s playing this season.

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March 26, 2024 8:36 pm

I’m really starting to agree. Hero ball hasn’t felt very heroic this season.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm

Am I the only one who thinks they should run more plays for Keegan?

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March 26, 2024 8:35 pm
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You are not.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm

Mavs can’t miss right now.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm

What a dog shit performance. Have some pride.

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March 26, 2024 8:33 pm

It’s over. Kings have no energy, and everything is falling for Dallas.

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March 26, 2024 8:36 pm

The zone isn’t working, do something different

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March 26, 2024 8:37 pm

Jesus, what kind of yips does Monk have?

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March 26, 2024 8:41 pm
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maybe all that publicity over his upcoming free agency ?

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March 26, 2024 8:43 pm
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He got a case of the “Huerter’s”

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March 26, 2024 8:38 pm

this game is over

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March 26, 2024 8:38 pm

Kings getting slaughtered

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March 26, 2024 8:39 pm

where’s Davion

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March 26, 2024 8:42 pm

Making passes in the paint, under the rim, when your teammate is 2 ft away from you in traffic is a bad decision.

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March 26, 2024 8:44 pm

Hope Friday goes better than this.

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March 26, 2024 8:48 pm

Yes, the defense has improved this month, but the offense hasn’t looked very good overall.

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March 26, 2024 8:50 pm
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Fox and Monk have been subpar.

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March 26, 2024 8:51 pm
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Subpar is the understatement of the year

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March 26, 2024 8:50 pm

Ok, The Lakers overcame a 19 point fourth quarter deficit to win in double OT. Can the Kings come back and win this one?

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March 26, 2024 8:51 pm
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No.

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March 26, 2024 8:53 pm
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The Los Angeles Free Throws had additional players on the floor wearing black and grey.

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March 26, 2024 8:54 pm
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Can and will are two different things

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March 26, 2024 8:50 pm

looks like Monk is not getting calls in the new, post all-star NBA. That and his outside shot has been off lately

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March 26, 2024 8:52 pm

Monk can sit the rest of the game, he is only hurting the kings now

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March 26, 2024 8:52 pm

Kings missing Lyles

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March 26, 2024 8:53 pm

Monk makes the dumbest fucking passes.

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March 26, 2024 8:53 pm

Friday is gonna suck.

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March 26, 2024 8:57 pm

Gafford and Washington were excellent adds for Dallas. Legit size, shooting and defense. Takes the pressure off their two guards

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March 26, 2024 9:00 pm
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Thanks Monte

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March 26, 2024 8:57 pm

Fox’s wait to play until I feel it and then I’ll score 25 way of playing is ridiculous.

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March 26, 2024 9:00 pm

At least last season it was “then I’ll score 35”, adding a decent 3 shot has somehow tanked his game

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March 26, 2024 9:00 pm

against the Sixers in the 1st quarter, the Kings ran a couple plays with Domas on the low block and Keegan running around him, and had success with it. Haven’t done it since.

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March 26, 2024 9:01 pm
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(see Peja and Vlade)

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March 26, 2024 9:05 pm

Why are the starters even out there?

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March 26, 2024 9:06 pm

Mason Jones sighting

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March 26, 2024 9:07 pm

Kessler is scared

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March 26, 2024 9:08 pm

I’m not the brightest basketball expert I admit that, but this is why I complained about Fox’s play so much. This is what it eventually leads to when the going gets tough. A blowout when it matters.

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March 26, 2024 9:09 pm

Well tonight could not have gone much worse standings-wise

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March 26, 2024 9:10 pm

Colby is like a kindergartner

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March 26, 2024 9:11 pm

Our garbage time unit is truly that

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March 26, 2024 9:14 pm
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yeah, but with the Kings playing so many games during this stretch, I’d rather rest the rotation players.

and it’s good practice for Duarte because he freaks out when other teams press and double.

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March 26, 2024 9:11 pm

This is about the ugliest game the Kings have played all year.

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March 26, 2024 9:14 pm
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First half wasn’t horrible.

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March 26, 2024 9:20 pm

3rd game in 4 nights, and the Kings can win the season series with a win on Friday. Gonna hang my hat on that.

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March 26, 2024 9:22 pm

too bad Slawson ain’t ready to contribute … with half of the Kings’ forwards injured … and going up against big physical teams …

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