Wednesday, December 08, 2010

2010 Kings versus Wizards

Larkin and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Washington Wizards NBA basketball game. Leading by 14 at half-time, the Kings cruised to a rare lopsided win by the score of 116 to 91.

Beno Udrih led the Kings with 23 points on 6 for 9 from the field, 3 for 4 from three and 8 for 10 from the free throw line. Jason Thompson added 22 points and 15 rebounds. 27-year-old rookie Pooh Jeter had career highs of 13 points and nine assists. Overall, the Kings shot 54 percent from the field, including 8 for 17 from three point range.

Al Thornton had 22 points for the Wizards. Gilbert Arenas actually played 41 minutes and added 19 points.

I was disappointed that the first overall pick in the NBA draft, John Wall, did not play. Announced in the starting line-up for the Wizards, Wall never left the bench due to a sore foot. Wall played last year at Kentucky with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

Kings radio man Gary Gerould was honored at halftime for announcing his 2,000th game.

The box score shows the attendance at 12,308. I am willing to bet that there were less than 10,000 people in the arena. It may have been the smallest crowd that I have ever seen.

The Kings snapped an eight game losing streak. The Kings now have 2 wins and 3 losses in games that I have seen in person this season.

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