The Sacramento Kings hung on to beat the Los Angels Clippers 116-101. The Kings played great basketball for an entire 48 minutes tonight, as they showed how good they can be.
The Kings scored as a team passing the ball and limiting their turnovers. The Kings had 25 assists to only 15 turnovers. The kings also hung with the Clippers in the rebounding department grabbing 37 team rebounds.
Sacramento practically shot the ball lights out shooting 50 percent from both beyond the three point arc, and overall. The Kings were led by Marcus Thornton off the bench. Thornton scored 25 points, had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a steal. Demarcus Cousins played a smart game tonight as he scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Cousins also added 2 steals.
The Kings had six players in double digit scoring. The Kings played team basketball, and made the Clippers work on the defensive end. The Kings slowed the pace of the game down, and established the tempo early.
The Kings have to continue to play together on both ends of the floor. They beat a very talented Clippers team. The Clippers also had six players in double figure scoring, but were slowed for most of the game. The Kings had problems with Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford, but managed to slow down Chris Paul, who only shot 2-10 from the field.