The Sacramento Kings played a solid first half, but seemed as though they were a different team in the second half. The Kings trailed by 6 at halftime, but were outscored in the third quarter by a large margin.
The Kings simply stopped playing together, and lost 117-108. The Mavericks swept the season series against the Kings.
The Kings went with a different line-up tonight as they tried to match up with the Mavericks starting line. The Kings played a tight game and had the lead in the first half before the Mavericks seemed to come alive as they took the lead going into halftime. The Mavericks scored 41 points in the second quarter.
Tonight’s game with an all too familiar result, Isaiah Thomas failed to record more than one assist. Thomas has had several problems this year with maintaining a balance of scoring and setting his teammates up for better shots and opportunities to score.
Thomas is a very capable scorer and has at times shown he is very capable of finding his teammates and running the teams offense. While Thomas is averaging 4.0 assists per game, he has failed to record more than 2 assists in 27 games this season while he has gone six games without recording a single assist, and 11 games with only a single assist. Thomas has had four 9 assist games, and a single 10 assist game this season, while Salmons has the team high for the season with 11 against Portland on December 8th.
Its simple, when Isaiah Thomas passes the ball, and is the floor general the Kings need him to be, they win games. When he fails to record over 1 assist, the Kings have lost an overwhelming amount of their games.