798 results for tag: Rudy Gay

Takeaways from a disappointing loss to the Grizzlies

After barely surviving a dreadful (1-6) home stand, the Kings could not change course in Memphis starting off their eight game road trip losing to the Grizzles 107-91. In their first game since Rudy Gay’s season ending left Achilles rupture, Sacramento found themselves playing new rotations tonight. Although Gay’s ... More

Sunday Musings: The importance of the final three minutes of the fourth quarter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUpzQ_ja7Kc Floating in and out of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference, the 15-21 Sacramento Kings have had their fair share of troubles in the closing minutes of games this season. With little to no room for error in a season where the playoffs are actually in reach, the Kings ... More

After 20 games, the Kings are still lacking an identity

While some expected the Sacramento Kings to make the playoffs in what was supposed to be a turnaround season, the odds of them being stiffed out of the postseason are exceptionally high. Through the first 20 games of the season, the Kings have gone (7-13) with an estimated full season record of (32-49). With three ... More

DeMarcus Cousins: ‘Stay aggressive and keep pushing’

NEW YORK – Sacramento looked as if their six game road trip was off to a good start with a win in Brooklyn last Sunday, but when they returned back to the empire state, the result would not be that friendly as the Knicks beat the Kings 106-98. The Kings came out in the first quarter with more intensity and effort than any ... More

Cousins: ‘It’s almost like we have to get hit first for us to react’

BOSTON – Heading into the fourth quarter, the Kings held a 72-69 lead but an eye injury that forced DeMarcus Cousins to head into the locker room let the Celtics regain the lead for the remainder of the period winning 97-92. Cousins returned to the game and tried to will Sacramento back from the deficit but it was too much ... More

Garrett Temple on the second unit: ‘We are real confident’

The NBA is a league that focuses a lot on who is in the starting lineup. The five who start the game are typically the most talented and give their team the best possible chance to win. However, the bench unit’s role in the success of a team is often undervalued but not ignored. The most successful teams can rely on ... More

Kings vs Thunder Preview: How can the Kings contain Westbrook?

SACRAMENTO – Conceding two losses to begin their five-game home stand, Sacramento welcomes Russell Westbrook and the (8-6) Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden1 Center on Wednesday night. The NBA’s leading triple-double man in Westbrook has tallied five so far this season and has shown no signs of slowing down. Despite ... More

Gay’s start to the season has been impressive but what does it mean?

It doesn’t look like the Sacramento Kings will be contending for an NBA championship anytime soon. Rudy Gay knows that, and we also know that Gay has been playing at a really high level through the first 11 games of the season. Gay is having the best season of his career, at least so far. Yes, I know, Gay has only played ... More

Statistics and Perspective for the (3-5) Sacramento Kings

As it stands right now, on the night of November 6th, 2016, the Sacramento Kings have a record of 3-5. If we’re being honest, it’s really hard to get a good grasp of what a team really is when the season isn’t even 10 percent over. It’s the same as evaluating an NFL team a little after halftime of the second game of ... More

The Kings face a winless road trip after struggling against the Bucks

MILWAUKEE – The defensive struggles as well as the void of a prominent third scorer continue to be a problem as the Kings (2-5) lose their fourth game of their five-game road trip in Milwaukee 117-91. Rudy Gay sat out of Saturday’s game with rib soreness and his 22.5-point absence was greatly missed. DeMarcus ... More