The Sacramento Kings are facing the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. The Pelicans are on the second night of a back-to-back, and are missing key players to injuries.
Yep, the Kings are doomed.
When: Sunday, February 5th, 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie Kings Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: Sactown Sports 1140
For Your Consideration
The Sacramento Kings will once again be without De’Aaron Fox, who is missing the game due to personal reasons. The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson, and Jonas Valanciunas injured his knee yesterday against the Lakers and seems unlikely to play today.
The Pelicans won against the Lakers yesterday, snapping a whopping 10-game losing streak. They’ll be eyeing a Fox-less Kings team as another opportunity to get-right. The Kings, meanwhile, will be trying to weather the storm and get through this extended road trip. After this game the Kings have two games in Houston before finally returning home. This game will be no easy contest, especially without Fox. The Pelicans, despite their recent woes, are a talented team with the likes of CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, Herb Jones, Trey Murphy III, Jose Alvarado, and Larry Nance.
Losing Valanciunas is huge though, and presents and opportunity for Domantas Sabonis to feast inside. But we know Domas will deliver, he always does. The key to this game is going to come down to two things; can the Kings finally start hitting their threes again, and can Davion Mitchell step up. Davion finished with just 3 points on 5 shots, 1 assist, and 1 rebound in 22 minutes against the Pacers. That simply won’t cut it.
Domas drops a triple double, Davion finds his groove, and the Kings party like it’s Mardi Gras.
Kings 133, Pelicans 119