Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2017 Kings versus Pacers
I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Indiana Pacers NBA Basketball game with Phil. Trailing for almost the whole game, the Pacers took the lead with 1:55 to go and beat the Kings by the score of 106 to 100.
In the loss, DeMarcus Cousins had a triple double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Cousins was 7 for 19 from the floor, 1 for 2 from three and 10 for 14 from the free throw line. He missed two key free throws down the stretch.
Paul George led the Pacers with 24 points on 8 for 15 from the field, 2 for 5 from three and 6 for 6 from the free throw line. Jeff Teague added 22 points.
Rudy Gay (21 points) when down in the third quarter with a suspected torn left Achilles tendon. Once Gay was out of the game, the Kings really didn't have a shooter to help spread the floor.
The Sanborn's seats have access to the lounge underneath the arena. I enjoyed having a chance to visit this part of the arena. We ran into the Laskins there before the game. I was surprised how packed it was; Phil said it was busier than usual.
The Kings are not a fun team to watch. They now have 2 wins and 3 losses in games that I have seen in the 2016-2017 NBA season.