Categories
Articles | Game Recap

Kings 100, Clippers 138: 💩

Sacramento's defense is offensive.

The KANGZ are officially back, ladies and gentlemen.  After a 3-1 start to the season offered up some renewed hope, the Kings have since gone 2-7, with no loss more embarrassing than tonight's against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sacramento was able to hang with the Clippers for most of the first half, but even still, the Clippers managed to make 11 threes in the first half alone and go into halftime with an 8 point lead despite the Kings shooting 60% from the field.  It just got worse after the break, as Sacramento's hot shooting trailed off as the Clippers didn't let up, pushing the lead from 8 all the way to 30 at one point.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both toyed with the Kings at times, scoring no matter who was guarding them, and I say guarding only in the sense that a Kings player would sometimes be in their vicinity.  Sacramento's defense of late is akin to replacing Folsom Dam with a giant screen door.

It's hard to pinpoint any bright spots for the Kings this game. Even vaunted rookie Tyrese Haliburton had perhaps the worst performance of his career so far, playing far too passively at times and generally not being given open looks by the Clippers.  Chimezie Metu had a good first half stint as the backup center in Hassan Whiteside's absence, and Richaun Holmes continued to provide effort on both ends, but no Kings player should feel good after this game.  Something's gotta give, or else performances like this are going to become the norm.

The Kings will end their homestand on Sunday as the New Orleans Pelicans come into town, but they'll face this very same Clippers squad a few days after that.  Hopefully the sting of this defeat will still be fresh on their minds.

Support Us On Patreon
Subscribe
Notify of
155 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Marty
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
January 15, 2021 9:19 pm

Any success stories muting the tv broadcast and using radio audio? I can’t take it anymore. Any other ideas?

BigDrewbot
Comments
Comments
January 15, 2021 9:21 pm
Reply to  Marty

turn off the tv and just rely on TKH comment stream

Klam
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Nostradumbass 18
Nostradumbass 19
January 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Reply to  BigDrewbot

I rely on TKH stream since I don’t have the means to watch on TV/online (too frugal to spend on things like LP).

Marty
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
Patreon Supporter
Comments
Vote Up
Original Member
January 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Reply to  Klam

LP and opponent broadcast would be ideal.

TheEffortPolice
Vote Up