Friday, February 05, 2010
2010 Kings versus Suns
Jack and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball game. Leading by 20 to 30 points for most of the game, the Phoenix Suns won by the score of 114 to 102.
Jack was happy; he is a Steve Nash and Phoenix Suns fan. From my perspective as a Sacramento Kings fan, the game was a mess. The Kings offense looked nonexistent, including no much passing, lots of long shots and players driving 1 on 3 to the basket. The team that I enjoyed watching in the first part of the season is nowhere to be seen.
Frankly, I am starting to blame Kevin Martin. He had 5 points on 2 for 9 from the field and 0 for 3 from three point range. In the Warrior game we saw last week, Martin was 1 for 7 from the field and 0 for 2 from three point range. In the second quarter, the Kings played Udrih, Evans, Casspi, Greene and Hawes and they looked much better than they did when Martin was on the floor.
Donte Green led the Kings with 31 points on 11 for 20 from the field, 1 for 3 from three and 8 for 10 from the line. Unfortunately, none of those points were in the flow of any kind of offense; they were mostly long jumpers or drives to the basket.
Nash was a force of nature. He is amazing to watch. Nash had 23 points in 32 minutes on 7 for 12 from the field, 4 for 7 from three and 5 for 5 from the free throw line. He added 10 assists and 8 rebounds. He did not even play in the 4th quarter!
I thought the Warrior game was slow and full of fouls, but this game was worse. While Warrior game "featured" 51 fouls, there were 58 fouls tonight. Jack took to calling it a foul-a-rama. The game lasted almost 2 1/2 hours.
The Kings have 3 wins and 4 losses in games that I have seen in person this season.