When the Sacramento Kings play the Washington Wizards on Saturday night, they will want to keep climbing.
The Kings (42-27) have won 10 of their beyond 12 games in general and 12 of their beyond 16 headed for secure their most memorable winning season starting around 2005-06. Because it was the last time Sacramento made the playoffs, that season is still significant.
His group’s achievement regardless, De’Aaron Fox said he’d prefer look forward than behind.
Thursday marked Domantas Sabonis’ fourth appearance at the 20-20 mark this season with 24 points and 21 rebounds. Sabonis also had four blocks and five assists against Brooklyn.
On December 23, Sabonis had 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Kings’ 125-111 defeat of the Wizards. Fox scored 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
However, Sacramento may be without starting shooting guard Kevin Huerter, who is day-to-day following an MRI that revealed a mild popliteus muscle strain in his right leg. If Huerter is out on Saturday, Kessler Edwards and Terence Davis could get more playing time.
In Friday’s 117-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bradley Beal added 22 points to his 24 in the first game against the Kings. Beal has scored 20 points in 32 games this season, including seven of the Wizards’ last eight games (32-38).
Washington fell for the sixth time in eight games on Friday, despite Kristaps Porzingis scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds. This season, Porzingis has scored at least 20 points in 41 games, including 22 of his last 30.
After missing one game with soreness in his right knee, Kyle Kuzma returned and scored seven points while in foul trouble. In their previous meeting, he scored 32 points on 14 of 23 shooting from the floor.