Wednesday, February 05, 2014
2014 Kings versus Raptors
I went with Snipes to the Sacramento Kings versus Toronto Raptors NBA basketball game. The Kings led by 20 points going into the final quarter. Toronto got going offensively and cut the lead to five points with under a minute to play. The Kings held on to win by the score of 109 to 101.
DeMarcus Cousins was the leading scorer for the Kings. He had 25 points on 8 for 19 from the field and 9 for 14 from the free throw line. Cousins also had 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots. Rudy Gay added 24 points on 7 for 17 from the field and 10 for 11 from the free throw line. Isaiah Thomas contributed 23 points on 4 for 12 from the field and 15 for 16 from the free throw line. The Kings shot 51 free throws compared to 24 for the Raptors!
The Raptors were lead by Kyle Lowry. He had 21 points on 7 for 16 from the field and 5 for 6 from the free throw line. In one of the oddest plays I have ever seen, Lowry fouled out of the game when he made a three point shot late in the game, but somehow fouled Ben McLemore in the process. I would like to see footage of the play.
The new NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, attended the game. The game was announced as a sell-out and it looked pretty close to being full.
In what both Snipes and I thought was a bizarre move, the Kings had Jimmer Fredette on the floor for a big part of the fourth quarter. When he was in the game, I focused on watching him rather than following the ball. I continue to believe that he does not have the speed and athleticism to be an NBA player. Kurt summed my feelings nicely by saying "I didn't pay money to see Jimmer Fredette finish a game!"
The Kings have 2 wins and 0 losses in games that I have during the 2013-2014 season.