Kings Waste Best Shooting Night Of The Season, Lose 108-99


The Sacramento Kings wasted their best shooting night of the season as the fell to the Detroit Pistons 108-99. The Kings bounced back from three straight double-digit losses and played a stronger game, but still failed to get the win and dropped their 7th straight game.

After falling into a 10-point deficit early, the Kings shot their way back into the game to keep it close throughout the first half. They made 61 percent of their shots at the halfway mark, but only converted 53 percent by the time the game was over. The above average shooting kept them in the game, but when they’re shot fell off they couldn’t make up for it on the defensive end.

For Detroit, Avery Bradley scored 24 points, Tobias Harris added 20, and Andre Drummond bullied Sacramento for 16 points and 19 rebounds.  Rebounding was a large part of the losing equation for the Kings as they allowed the Pistons to grab 35 rebounds and multiple second-chance opportunities.

Sacramento also turned the ball over 17 times, including three early when Detroit jumped out to its quick lead.

However, the Kings shot stopped dropping in the 2nd half and their defensive deficiencies were exposed. Dave Joerger’s rotation was a little different tonight; Vince Carter had 17 minutes, while Skal Labissiere could only find six.

About Jordan Schauberger

Jordan is a Sports Journalism student at American River College. He is a passionate NBA fan and unironically supports the Kings. #SacramentoProud

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