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    Kings look to build off Memphis win, sustain energy level

    The Sacramento Kings defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in a physical game Wednesday night. Head coach George Karl and the players discuss the positives and negatives of the game.
    By | 0 Comments | Mar 4, 2019

    What Went Right

    Rudy Gay: "Before, this is a game that probably would have got away from us because we would have put our heads down as soon as they tied the score and went up one – we would have felt like we were out of the game, but basketball is a game of runs. And I think the style of play that we're doing right now helped us because we see a couple of shots go in, couple of easy baskets go in and now we're back in the game and we're up again. So I think we just stuck with what we know."

    What Went Wrong

    Karl: "I'd like to see the game get more flow and more fast in the second half. It seems like all the games that we've played, we kind of run out of gas somewhere end of the second quarter. And sustaining the energy in this building especially, to play 48 minutes of pace and energy, I think we can be very good."

    Cousins: "Turnovers, for one. There's still a lot of things we could have did better in the system tonight. Continuing to run throughout the game, trying to run for 48 minutes, executing better. I mean, there's a lot of things we can take from it – a lot of small mistakes and a lot of major mistakes, but we'll continue to work. We'll get better at it."

    Gay: "They really beat us up on the boards today, you know, offensive boards. We have to figure out a way, especially when we go small, we have to still get rebounds."

    McLemore: "Definitely, just limit the turnovers."

    What's Next: The San Antonio Spurs

    Karl: "We've got to play a tough San Antonio team that is kind of on a losing streak a little bit and it won't be easy. I don't think Pop [Gregg Popovich] will be resting any of his guys. I think he'll have a full crew out there for Friday night."

    Gay: "They're 0-4 after the All Star Break so they're going to come in trying to get this win so we definitely have to be ready for them."

    Thompson: "They're always a tough team, obviously the defending champs, so just got to try to continue to play to the level that we did tonight."

    McLemore: "They're the Spurs, so they'll find a way. So right now, getting this win tonight will help us get ready for San Antonio. So we just watch film, get ready and prepare ourselves."

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