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)
|Tonight's Projected Starters|
|Tyreke Evans||PG||Randy Foye|
|Kevin Martin||SG||DeShawn Stevenson|
|Omri Casspi||SF||Caron Butler|
|Jason Thompson||PF||Antawn Jamison|
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>