Game 58 Preview: Sac Kings at New York Knicks

Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay watches on. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)


Game time: 4:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.

Broadcast Information: KHTK Sports 1140 (Radio), Comcast SportsNet California (Local Television)


Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (20-37)

PG: Ray McCallum
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Jason Thompson
C: DeMarcus Cousins

New York Knicks Probable Starters (12-46)

PG: Langston Galloway
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF: Cleanthony Early
PF: Lou Amundson
C: Andrea Bargnani


Three things to ponder

1. Team in disarray

The Knicks are akin to an accident on the side of the road you feel bad for peeking at, and try to forget. The NBA’s worst team this season is an injury-riddled mess of epic proportions, and they can’t run, score or defend, but they know how to lose for James Dolan. Tanking is in full swing.

2. Bombs away

The Kings, who come into tonight 29th in the NBA in 3-point makes per game (5.1), face a perfect remedy in the Knicks, who allow the highest opponent 3-point percentage in the league by far (38.6). In particular, this is a match wavering rookie Nik Stauskas can get things rolling from downtown.

3. Setting the tone

Following the contest in New York, Sacramento plays seven more road games in a row. A win versus the lowly Knicks would serve as a needed momentum builder (by default), while a loss might set the Kings franchise back decades.

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Rui Thomas
Rui Thomas is a writer and reporter for Cowbell Kingdom. He previously covered the Sacramento Kings and the NBA for Sports Out West. He is published by Sports Illustrated’s Truth and Rumors and Yahoo Sports NFL among others.

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