The Sacramento Kings record is now 2-8 after a win at home over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Sacramento Kings starting players were horrible. The Sacramento Kings bench set a new National Basketball Association record for most points to begin a game. The bench players scored the first 29 points for the Sacramento Kings before any of their starters could make a basket.
This statistic was first tracked fifteen years ago. Perhaps the Sacramento Kings coach is starting the wrong players? The Oklahoma City Thunder started out strong with a ten to nothing run. They lead by as many as seventeen points 25-8.
However, the Sacramento Kings came back to take the lead at halftime. The Oklahoma City thunder blew a golden opportunity, outscoring Sacramento 25-10 in the first quarter. Oklahoma City did NOT shoot the ball very well in this game at just 33 percent.
One controversial call, at least to me, came in the third quarter with the Sacramento Kings leading 55-51. Russell Westbrook was called for a flagrant foul when in all actuality he was fouled by a Sacramento player. This call was terrible and I am NOT an Oklahoma City fan.
The Sacramento Kings made both free throws and then scored on a two point field goal. With the score now 59-51 I can’t help but wonder what the outcome of the game have been. You see Russell Westbrook was fouled and would have went to the free throw line.
This to me changed the moment of this game significantly. Oklahoma City went on to lose 94-86. The Oklahoma City Thunder came within 3 points with less than one minute to go in this game, but could not over come the Sacramento Kings.
The Sacramento Kings are now 2-8, while the Oklahoma City Thunder fall to 4-6. Oklahoma City has lost 3 games in a row and are in last place in the Northwest division of the National Basketball Association. Sacramento received just their second win this season and are last in the Pacific division.
I watched most of this game except for the first half of the first quarter.
Aaron B. is the creator of Sports Recaps, host of the Sports Recaps podcast, and blogger at SportsRecaps.com. He grew up a huge sports fan in the Denver, Colorado area. Now he blogs about sporting events and creates recaps for you.