AleKings fans rub their eyes. After years in the dark, his team is fourth in the Western Conference with a 23–18 record, winning five games over 50%, something not seen since April 2006, when they made their playoff debut. Last performance. In addition, there is no one in the NBA who scores more points (119.7) than him. The old wish of returning to the series for the title after 16 years, the worst streak in the league, could become a reality.
The guys from Sacramento passed over the Rockets (139-114), thanks to a corral triumph in which Domantas Sabonis’ statistics stood out. The power forward had his fourth triple-double of the season with 19 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists. Thus he became the third center in NBA history to go 15+15+15. The last two were Wilt Chamberlain and Nikola Jokic.
The Lithuanian also added two recoveries and two blocks. Such a service record had not been seen since Larry Bird. And since Oscar Robertson played in the franchise and the team was still the Cincinnati Royals. Along with Sabonis, Harrison Barnes, who scored 27 points, De’Aaron Fox, who added 24, and Terrence Davis, who scored 22, shone.
The Kings’ offensive flow was plagued by some Rockets in a permanent depression. Since December 14, she has won just one match, lost 14 out of the last 15 and has now lost nine in a row. They’re the worst team in the NBA (10-32), but what’s being seen on the court is worse off balance, which is saying that.
Jalen Green and Jabari Smith Jr., two young players who should revitalize the franchise in the future, scored 27 points per shutout. Osman Garuba, who played 16 minutes, had two points, three rebounds and one assist in the midst of the lopsided loss.