This is an inner conference matchup between Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Sacramento Kings will face San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Sacramento Kings against San Antonio Spurs is the match with big interest after their previous matches at NBA. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Currently, Kings are in the 10th seed (26-25), even though Sacramento is out of the playoff picture, they are playing way better than they were expected to play. Kings have an affirmative percent of wins this season (51%) which is already a very good result for them. Kings, as well as Spurs, does not have one expressed leader. Buddy Hield (20.2 ppg) and De‘Aaron Fox (17.4 ppg) are leading scorers for Kings. Their center Willie Cauley-Stein is playing his career-season almost averaging a double-double (13.1 ppg, 8.7rpg). In road games, Sacramento is not playing that good (10-15).
Currently, Spurs are sitting in the 5th seed of the Western Conference (31-22). San Antonio is an offensive team that plays European, team basketball. Sharing the ball, looking for an open shots are Gregg Popovich main points of emphasis. Spurs do not have one main leader. Sometimes DeMar DeRozan can be red hot (21.4 ppg), sometimes it will be LaMarcus Aldridge (21.1 ppg). There are some other great players who played good games like Rudy Gay, Patty Mills, and Marco Bellineli. Recently, San Antonio has been struggling against higher caliber NBA teams, but they have no problem against lower record teams. In home games, Spurs are playing extremely well (21-7).
These 2 teams are meeting for the 2nd time. The last time Kings and Spurs played in Sacramento. Kings won a close game 99-104. The best players in this game for Kings were: Willie Cauley-Stein (13pts, 13rebs), Aaron Fox (19pts, 7ass), Bogdan Bogdanovič (22pts).
Spurs leaders: DeMar DeRozan (23pts, 8ass) and LaMarcus Aldridge (14pts, 18rebs). Though Kings won their 1st game, odds are against them. Spurs are clear favorites in this game.