Road Reaction Postgame Show: Sacramento Kings 105, Orlando Magic 100
The Sacramento Kings wrap up their four-game Eastern Conference trip with a visit to Orlando. Join Jonathan Santiago for the CK Road Reaction Postgame Show on Google+, which starts immediately after the game. The video will be embedded below.[youtube id=”sm03AlkyohY” width=”600″ height=”350″]
What to watch
1. Can the Kings avoid the road sweep?
Nothing is easy on the road in the NBA and the Sacramento Kings are learning that first-hand. The Kings come back to Sacramento on Monday night to take on New Orleans Pelicans before getting a few days off during the holidays. They would love to come into that game with a win under their belt instead of a riding four-game losing streak.
2. The battle of the rookie guards
Ben McLemore and Victor Oladipo are both playing major minutes for their respective clubs. Oladipo has the edge in most statistical categories, but McLemore is coming off a very strong performance against the Miami Heat. This should be a fun battle of two super athletic young players.
3. Will the Kings play defense?
The Kings are ranked near the bottom in almost every defensive category this season. In their last two games, they have given up 124 points to Atlanta and another 122 to Miami. Sacramento gets a bit of a reprieve with Orlando, who ranks 22nd in the league in scoring at 96.4 points per game.