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Kings’ Bench Sparks 94-88 Comeback Win Over OKC

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The streak is over. Sacramento ended its seven game losing skid with a 94-88 comeback win over Oklahoma City Tuesday night.

The game seemed to be par for the course this as the Kings fell behind 25-10 on just 14% shooting in the first quarter. However, they found momentum on the bench in the second quarter and outscored the Thunder by 21 points over the rest of the game.

A key shift in the game was when Sacramento clamped down on defense and began to play at a faster pace. They held the Thunder’s big three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony to just 29% shooting and limited Steven Adams to just two shots after he jumped out with 10 points in the opening quarter.

Buddy Hield was the spark that Sacramento needed and he seemed to thrive in his role off the bench. He made seven of nine shots, including four from long range.

Sacramento out rebounded Oklahoma City 47-44. In both games they’ve out rebounded their opponent, the Kings have won. This marks the team’s first home victory this season.

Hield and Justin Jackson provided the majority of the scoring and combined for 37 points, while De’Aaron Fox added 10 points and 8 assists. Sacramento will look to build on this win Thursday night, when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.

About Jordan Schauberger

Jordan is a Sports Journalism student at American River College. He is a passionate NBA fan and unironically supports the Kings. #SacramentoProud

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