Sacramento Kings: Top 3 games for the rest of the season

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The Sacramento Kings will need a strong finish to the season to make a playoff push.

On Friday, the NBA released the schedule for the final eight games of the regular season. Here are the best three games for the Sacramento Kings.

1. Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans, Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 pm

Everyone loves Zion Williamson and Kings fans will be excited to watch this showdown. It will be the second of two games against the Pelicans, with the other being Thursday, August 6. Interestingly, Sacramento will be the “home” team for each of the matchups.

In their only meeting earlier this season, the two teams played a hotly-contested game, which ended in a two-point victory for the Pels.

Harrison Barnes went off for 30 points, two off of his season-high. Zion did not play in the first contest, but it was Lonzo Ball who double-doubled his way to the 117-115 win.

2. Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, August 4, 2:30 pm

The terrific twosome of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis face off against the Kings for Sacramento’s first “home” game of the eight-game regular-season stretch to end the 2019-20 campaign.

This contest is the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams, with the Dallas Mavericks being victorious in two of the three games.

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The teams have scored a ton in these matchups, as they have combined for a total of 707 points, and if averaged out, 118 points per game per team. This should be a high-flying, exciting game between the Kings and Mavs.

3. Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, August 13, time TBD

Although the last game of the season may be very important in terms of playoff position for the Kings, we do not know if the Lakers will be resting LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

If they do play, then this game absolutely vaults to No. 1 on this list, but to be safe, we are at No. 3 here.

This contest is the only Kings one with a TBD time, and it will be a part of a seven-game day on August 13, the second-to-last day of the NBA’s regular season.

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