Game 69 Preview: Wizards at Sac Kings


Game time: 3:00 p.m. PDT

Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA.

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

Sacramento Kings Probable Starters (23-45)

PG: Ray McCallum
SG: Ben McLemore
SF: Omri Casspi
PF: Rudy Gay
C: DeMarcus Cousins

Washington Wizards Probable Starters (40-29)

PG: John Wall
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Nene Hilario
C: Marcin Gortat

Three things to ponder

1. Another full effort

The Kings played a consistent four quarters of basketball in their Friday win versus the Hornets, which they’ll need to duplicate today. When Sacramento lost in Washington on March 14, the Wizards shot 61 percent and 9-of-14 from downtown in the second half, while the Kings made 28.6 percent from the floor and lost 11 turnovers.

2. Great Wall of Washington

Last time out, John Wall abused the Kings with a 31-point, 12-assist performance. The All-Star attacked the rim and got to the charity stripe ten times, in addition to shooting 4-of-5 from deep. Ray McCallum and Andre Miller will be challenged to slow Wall and must attack him on the other end.

3. Ramon’s return

Ramon Sessions already enjoyed his revenge, but the Ex-King will return to Sleep Train Arena for the first time since his February 19 trade for Miller. After the guard averaged 5.4 points on 34.4 percent shooting, 2.7 assists and 1.4 turnovers in 36 appearances with the Kings, the crowd’s reaction to his name should be interesting.



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.