I’m not sure what I’ve got to say here. Phoenix plays host to the Sacramento Kings, who are in the midst of an eight game losing streak. The Suns have lost 4 games since the All-Star Break. They’re quite good. The Kings are not.
Let’s talk, ugh, Kings basketball.
When: Thursday, April 15th, 7:00 PM PST
Where: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
TV: NBCSCA - Mark Jones on the call
Radio: KHTK Sports 1140 AM
For Your Consideration
The Sun Also Rises: It's another day in Kingsland and another chance to see the Kings lose in the least exciting way possible! Today's meat grinder? The Phoenix Suns, second place in the Western Conference, winners of ten of their last eleven games and the only team in the league that's allowed to ignore the fact that they passed on Luka Doncic right now! (Well, that is until Chris Paul leaves to save the next team and the whole thing comes crashing down again.) The Suns are chilling in that sweet spot in the NBA, 6th in points scored per game, 5th in points allowed - they're good on both ends of the floor and do so at their pace, bottom 10 in the league in that measurement. Led this season by professional basketball's Yojimbo, Chris Paul, the Suns have taken their jaw-dropping Bubble performance and stretched it over the course of this grueling, unforgiving season of basketball, avoiding the widening pitfalls of injury as this season has dragged on. Devin Booker, the team's leading scorer, has gone from media whispers of his next location to on the verge of landing the Suns their highest regular season finishing point since '07-08. Key players like Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder and Cam Johnson are all playing like guys that know they're doing something special.
It's great basketball. I've never been much of a fan of Devin Booker and I've always just had mostly begrudging respect for Chris Paul, these guys are nearing the end of an incredible season... and they aren't going to let an easy game like an injured Sacramento team get away from them.
The Kings will be without Richaun Holmes for at least the next two games. Rumor has it that wayward son Marvin Bagley is returning to the Kings after dealing with his injury in Arizona and not in Sacramento with the team. Is there drama in that pot worth stirring? Sure. Am I going to? Not for someone who hasn't shown any sticking power like Marv. Hope he's doing well. If he plays I hope he plays well. But, also, like, it's not hard to just "out of sight, out of mind" him.
Let's not waste each others time today on this thing. Do the Kings have a chance? Sure. I can cherry pick a few stats. Are the Kings playing like a team that deserves it? Absolutely not. Whine at the bad refs and draw all the techs you want. Score more than the other team does over the course of 48 minutes and repeat that four or five dozen times and the refs are going to start respecting you. Enjoy your days, everyone! We'll actually talk when something is worth talking about! See ya in 2024!
This thing is headed for 10 straight....... WINS. KINGS ARE RUNNING OUT THE SEASON ON A STRING OF VICTORIES AND WE DON'T NEED NO GODDAMN TALENTED KIDDO! FOX AVERAGING 35 TO CLOSE THIS SEASON. HALIBURTON DROPPING MERCILESS BOMBS LIKE IT'S 2004!!! MARVIN BAGLEY STAYS EXISTING IN THIS UNIVERSE!
Kings: 122, Suns: 117