Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards: Regular Season Game 39 Open Thread

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The Essentials:

Kings (15-23) vs. Wizards (12-26)
7 p.m.
Verizon Center
TV: CSN
Radio: 106.7 The Fan

Notable Kings numbers this season

21st in expected winning percentage (.414)
6th in pace (94.5 possessions per game)
14th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (107.7)
26th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (110.4)

Pre-game links

Sactown Royalty, SB Nation's Kings Blog
Cowbell Kingdom
Sactown Royalty game preview
Gameday Kings

Tonight's Projected Starters
Kings vs. Wizards
Tyreke Evans PG Randy Foye
Kevin Martin SG DeShawn Stevenson
Omri Casspi SF Caron Butler
Jason Thompson PF Antawn Jamison
Spencer Hawes C

Brendan Haywood

 

Been working on a longer Gilbert Arenas post all day, so any recaps of last night's double-OT loss will come up slower.  

Sacramento comes in having lost last night in Philadelphia, who isn't exactly a top-notch team.  This despite welcoming Kevin Martin, a remarkably efficient offensive player, back into the fold.  They scored only 86 points too, which will make the doubters of the Tyreke Evans/Marin pairing grow louder.  (Folks, it's early.  Wait and see).

No matter what, this should be a fun game.  I'm not sure how much the Wizards have left in the tank after their starters played 50+ minutes last night.  Sacramento likes to run and put points on the board, so they're not exactly an ideal matchup in a night after a tiring game.  At the same time, the Kings will let you score.  They're a pretty poor defensive team and their offense, while effective, is a bit simplistic.  

A win wouldn't surprise me tonight.  A blowout loss wouldn't either.  Hell, nothing surprises me about this team anymore.  < / broken record>

GO WIZARDS!

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