When we last left the Sacramento Kings they were busy giving the Lakers all they could handle in a 118-108 victory back on November 24. The Lakers led by as many as 19 points in the second half before Sacramento went on a 21-6 run that narrowed the gap to 105-101 with 6:17 to play.
The Kings left town with a loss, but a small measure of confidence from being able to fight back so well in the fourth quarter.
As it turned out, that was more smoke and mirrors than a solid foundation for the young Kings to build upon. The loss ended up as the second loss in what’s become an eight-game losing streak that has left coach Reggie Theus on a very hot seat.
Last week star shooting guard Kevin Martin was finally able to make it back from his extended absence due to an ankle injury, but after one and a half games, he experienced soreness again and had to leave. Martin has been ruled out of tonight’s game against the Lakers.