Friday, April 07, 2023

2023 Kings versus Warriors

Friday night, Larkin and I met for an early dinner at Il Fornaio. I had TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE [egg pasta ribbons with traditional meat ragu & grana padano] for an entree.

Afterwards, we went to the Sacramento Kings versus Golden State Warriors NBA basketball game. This was the last home game of the season. It was an odd game. It seemed like the majority of the fans were wearing Warriors gear and rooting loudly for the Warriors. It is going to be interesting to see the vibe at the first playoff game if the Kings host the Warriors.

With the Kings locked into the third seed in the Western Conference, they rested Fox, Sabonis, Huerter and Monk. Although it was close at halftime (Warriors leading 53 to 48), it felt like the Kings were never really in the game in the second half. The Warriors won going away by the score of 119 to 97.

Trey Lyles and Chimezie Metu were the leading scorers for the Kings with 15 points each. As a team, the Kings shot horribly; they were 38 of 98 (39%) from the field, 11 for 39 (28%) from three and 10 for 18 (56%) from the free throw line.

Klay Thompson was the leading scorer for the Warriors. He had 29 points on 11 for 19 from the field, 5 for 8 from three and 2 for 2 from the free throw line.

The Kings have four wins and one loss in games that I have seen in person during the 2022-2023 NBA season.

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