The Kings have defeated Brooklyn 153-121 at Golden 1 Center tonight and amazingly, they were one point away from tying the franchise record for most points scored in a regular season or playoff game.
The Nets were run off the court in the 32-point loss as the Kings had double the amount of fast break points (26 to 10). Brooklyn’s lack of shot creation outside of Kevin Durant (27 points & six assists) was quite evident in this matchup, as the second highest scorer on the team was Edmond Sumner (18 points) with majority of his points coming in garbage time.
The only player the Nets were missing is obviously Kyrie Irving but in a wild stat, the Nets were ranked 30th in defense with Irving and up until two days ago, without him they were ranked first in defense. After two losses in a row, they are now ranked 19th.
Both teams ended up with a total of 17 turnovers but Sacramento were on an elite level in three-point percentage (48.8) and field goal shooting percentage (60.2) compared to the Nets’ 39.3 three-point percentage and 49.4 field goal percentage.
Apart from the first minute of the game, the Kings led for the entire duration, getting out to a ten point lead with 07:15 left to go in the first quarter.
Kings shooting guard Terence Davis scored a game-high 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals – an impressive feat, especially considering he was playing off the bench.
As for the starters, Domantas Sabonis had 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, while Harrison Barnes had 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and Kevin Huerter recorded 19 points.
The win marks the fourth in a row for the Kings following victories over the Cavaliers, Lakers and Golden State Warriors in the last week. They now have two home games in a row against the Spurs and the Pistons.
That Purple Victory Beam in the sky is sure shining brightly tonight.
Terence Davis lights the beam in Sacramento after his big night in the Kings' win! 🔦🟣
31 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL, 7 3PM pic.twitter.com/r1DMhELasF
— NBA (@NBA) November 16, 2022
All in. #BeamTeam pic.twitter.com/7nopNUhASp
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 16, 2022