Good morning folks, the Kings have now lost five of its previous seven games. Let’s talk NBA.
- The Sacramento Kings may be all but out of it in terms of sneaking into the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. After falling to the John Wall-less Washington Wizards on Monday night, the Kings slide to a record of 33-33, which has them now four games out from the Utah Jazz, who currently control the eight seed. De’Aaron Fox led the BBNBA in scoring with 23 points on 8-16 shooting to go along with his four rebounds, eight assists, and six turnovers while Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 10 points and eight rebounds. With 16 games left on the Kings’ schedule, it’s going to be quite difficult to pull themselves out of a four-game hole. Two of the teams above them – the Clippers and Spurs – have been playing some of its best basketball of the season recently and Utah has an insanely easy schedule to finish the season off. It’s not looking good for the Kings and its two Wildcats.
- In Cleveland, where the Cavaliers dominated the 48-20 Toronto Raptors by a score of 126-101, Brandon Knight dropped in 12 points, five assists, and three steals in 23 minutes. Ever since Kevin Love returned, the Cavs have been playing not like a team that was comprised of elderly men with severe arthritis and more like an actual NBA squad. In non-BBNBA news from this game, Serge Ibaka tried to murder Marquese Chriss.
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) and Terrence Jones (HOU) both sat out with injuries as the Hornets lost to the Rockets in Houston. MKG has now missed five of the team’s last six games – although only the previous two are directly linked to his nagging knee injury. Jones was sidelined with an undisclosed illness and shouldn’t be out long. Malik Monk did make an appearance for Charlotte, however, posting 10 points and five rebounds on 3-12 shooting (2-9 from deep) in 26 minutes – the most he’s played in a single game since the middle of December.
- Nerlens Noel added five points, three boards, one assist, and a block for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who took care of the Utah Jazz, 98-89. Patrick Patterson only found the floor for three minutes, registering no stats.
- Finally, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Clippers obliterated the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles, 140-115. SGA went for 12 points, five rebounds, and three assists while shooting 4-7 from the field. He also turned the ball over four times in his 21 minutes, but the win means the Clippers jumped all the way up to the sixth seed in the West, half a game above the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs.
- Check out the full stat sheet below.
|De'Aaron Fox (SAC)||115-121 L @ WAS||23||8-16 (2-3)||4||8||2||0||6||-4||38|
|Brandon Knight (CLE)||126-101 W vs. TOR||12||4-9 (2-5)||1||5||3||0||1||+18||23|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC)||140-115 W vs. BOS||12||4-7 (1-1)||5||3||1||0||4||+1||21|
|Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)||115-121 L @ WAS||10||5-9 (0-0)||8||2||1||1||0||-4||26|
|Malik Monk (CHA)||106-118 L @ HOU||10||3-12 (2-9)||5||1||1||0||2||+1||26|
|Nerlens Noel (OKC)||98-89 W @ UTA||5||2-3 (0-0)||3||1||0||1||1||-5||14|
|Patrick Patterson (OKC)||98-89 W @ UTA||0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||-6||3|
|Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)||106-118 L @ HOU||DNP-Knee||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Terrence Jones (HOU)||118-106 W vs. CHA||DNP-Illnes||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Hamidou Diallo (OKC)||98-89 W @ UTA||DNP-G League||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|John Wall (WAS)||121-115 W vs. SAC||DNP-Heel||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
TONIGHT IN THE NBA
7:00: Knicks (Knox) @ Pacers
7:00: Cavaliers (Knight) @ 76ers
8:00: Lakers (Rondo) @ Bulls
8:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Pelicans (Davis, Miller, Randle)
8:00 (TNT): Spurs @ Mavericks
10:30 (TNT): Timberwolves (Towns-out) @ Nuggets (Lyles-out, Murray, Vanderbilt)
10:30: Trail Blazers (Kanter, Labissiere) @ Clippers (Gilgeous-Alexander)