Clippers Too Much For Kings, More Problems for Cousins

Dec 21, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Jason Thompson (34) drives against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings were unable to keep pace with the Los Angeles Clippers, as they lost 97-85. The Kings were simply outmatched tonight as the Clippers seemed to do almost whatever they wanted on offense, and were able to score regularly.

The Kings were out rebounded 32-52. Sacramento only had 17 turnovers to the Clippers 20, but the Kings had only 18 assists to the Clippers 24.

The Kings were without starting center Demarcus Cousins for the second half, as the center was listed as a CD, or coach’s decision. Many questions are immediately raised, but there is still no word as to what occurred during halftime. The team was obviously at a disadvantage without his inside presence in the second half.

Sacramento has several questions as they move forward. How will they compete if they are without Tyreke Evans for an extended period of time? Is DeMarcus Cousins having problems with coach Keith Smart?

Sacramento will return home tonight as they prepare for Sundays game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Will the Kings have a healthy roster? Will they have their starting center available? What is going on with Tyreke Evans right knee? If Garcia, Evans, And Cousins are out, will Tyler Honeycutt see action for the first time this season? One thing is certain, the Kings have some big questions as they enter the weekend.

Topics: DeMarcus Cousins, Francisco Garcia, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans

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