Sacramento Kings Deliver Game-Changing Victory Against Clippers

The Sacramento Kings have given an important blow to the table by beating the Clippers in Los Angeles by 107-123. Mike Brown’s men won on the court of one of the fittest teams in the competition to climb to fifth place in the West, thus recovering positions in a complicated year in terms of managing expectations after the good results of the previous one and general hardening of the conference.

De’Aaron Fox was in charge of supporting his team with 33 points, which came thanks to his explosiveness when attacking the paint. The point guard stayed 0/4 in triples, but his ability to break his man and finish both close to the rim and at about 4 meters gave the Clippers a lot of headaches, who couldn’t find a way to stop him. With 7 assists, he was also responsible for generating for his teammates, and also contributed in defense with 3 steals of the ball.

Domantas Sabonis also had a very complete match, who started out somewhat irregularly but grew and ended up adding a new triple-double to the collection. The Lithuanian was once again fundamental in the offense with 17 points and 12 assists, and also became strong on both boards to reach 15 rebounds, 8 in defense and 7 in attack. Harrison Barnes, for his part, was the team’s second scorer with 22 points thanks to his 4/7 in triples.

Sacramento was up 18 as soon as the second half started thanks to a 16-6 run, but the Clippers refused to leave the game. With James Harden directing the operations with 20 points and 8 assists and Norman Powell leading the scoring with 21 thanks to his outside success, the Angelenos managed to close the gap in the last quarter, although never enough to reach equality on the scoreboard. . Lue’s men noticed the absence of Paul George and found themselves with a less brilliant Kawhi Leonard than usual, which prevented them from seeking the feat and ended up costing them defeat.

The emergence of Malik Monk also had an influence, who was having a very gray game but knew how to come back in the fourth quarter to give several important baskets to his team when they were having the worst time. The guard finished with 12 goals, a discreet number for him, but 7 of them in a three-minute stretch in which the locals seemed closer than ever to the comeback and served to avoid it.

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2024-02-26 06:36:45
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