fbpx

Kings vs. Suns Preview: A chance to bounce back

The last time these two teams met it all came down to Buddy Buckets and a Buzzer Beating Barnes.
By | 0 Comments | Nov 8, 2021

The Sacramento Kings will look to get back in the win column on Monday with their second straight victory over the Phoenix Suns this season. The last time these two teams met, Harrison Barnes’ late game heroics led to a buzzer beating victory in what was a late-game barn burner from the Valley of the Sun.

Tonight, the Kings will look to build on the momentum they had in Phoenix, and use their short-term memory from the sluggish crawl in yesterday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Kings will need to aggressively collect boards on both ends of the floor as they look to crash the glass vs. Phoenix, who rank 20th league-wide in the total rebounds on the season.

In Sunday morning’s media availability, Suns head coach Monty Williams shared that big man Deandre Ayton is likely not to play in tonight’s contest due to a leg contusion. In their last meeting, Ayton poured in 21 points and collected 21 boards.

Missing their star center will give Sacramento the opportunity they need to capitalize on, as Richaun Holmes continues to build on his 20-20 shoutout against the Charlotte Hornets, defense will need to come from every player at every position.

The Kings fell behind early in their first meeting vs. the Suns on Oct. 27 and relied on three-point shooting and a stellar defensive effort to claw back from an awful opening half of play that Luke Walton called “pretty gross.”

Let’s hope that their stinker last night against Indiana is enough fuel to push this team back into the shape we saw them in Friday night vs. Charlotte.

How to Watch/Listen: NBC Sports California, Sports 1140 KHTK

Opposing Perspective: Bright Side of the Sun

Spread: Suns -3.5

MoneylineKings +135, Suns -155

SAC injuries: Tyrese Haliburton – Questionable (Back)

PHX injuries: Deandre Ayton – Out (Leg Contusion), Dario Saric – Out (ACL)

Patreon Membership
* indicates required


To prevent spam, our system flags comments that include too many hyperlinks. If you would like to share a comment with multiple links, make sure you email [email protected] for it to be approved.

0 Comments

Badge Legend

Patreon Supporter Patreon Supporter   Registered On Day 1 Registered On Day 1   Published Post Published Post  Published Post Nostradumbass
Comment Up Votes 200 Up Votes   Comment Up Votes 500 Up Votes    1,000 Up Votes    3,000+ Up Votes

Comments 50 Comments   Comments 100 Comments    250 Comments    500 Comments    1000+ Comments