Tuesday, November 19, 2013
2013 Kings versus Suns
Jack and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Phoenix Suns basketball game. Trailing for most of the game, the Kings outscored the Suns by 9 points in the fourth quarter to win the game by the score of 107 to 104. We sat in section 112, row T, seats 15 and 16.
Somewhat to my chagrin, I have managed to raise a son that is a Phoenix Suns basketball fan, an Indianapolis Colts football fan and a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. I partially blame satellite television. We have had Directv for the last fifteen years with packages for the three major sports. This means that Jack has been able to follow any team that he wanted.
The Kings were led by DeMarcus Cousins. He had 27 points on 9 for 18 from the field and 9 for 15 from the free throw line. Cousins also had 12 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots.
The Suns were led by Gerald Green. He had 23 points on 6 for 13 from the field, 4 for 8 from three point range and 7 for 8 from the free throw line. Jack was disappointed that Eric Bledsoe didn't play. The Suns leading scorer missed the game due to a leg bruise.
There was a Jimmer sighting. After playing in only two of the Kings first eight games, Jimmer played fourteen minutes. Watching Jimmer while he was in the game, I continue to feel that he is not an NBA player.
After averaging almost 10 games a year since 1996, I only saw one game last year. I went to opening night. It will be interesting to see how many games I end up going to this year.