Game 65 Preview: Sac Kings at Wizards

John Wall sizes up Aaron Brooks. (Photo: Steven Chea


Game time: 4:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC.

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


Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (22-42)

PG: Ray McCallum
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Omri Casspi
PF: Carl Landry
C: DeMarcus Cousins

Washington Wizards Probable Starters (37-28)

PG: John Wall
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Drew Gooden
C: Marcin Gortat


Three things to ponder

1. Inpenetrable paint

While the Wizards lack a true shot blocker, they surrender the least points in the paint per game. Washington is adept at denying entry passes but they are susceptible to fouls, which is music to Sacramento’s ears.

2. Ramon’s revenge

Ramon Sessions, who was a major disappointment in 36 appearances with the Kings this season, faces his former club for the first time since being flipped at the trade deadline. He and Andre Miller should guard each other often in what will be a statement game for both.

3. Proper send-off

Tonight’s contest in Washington marks the end of an ugly eight-game road trip for Sacramento, for which they are currently 2-5. After falling to the 76ers on Friday, the Kings owe it to their fans to show more effort against the Wizards.

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About: 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.