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Kings Rally Not Enough in Loss to the Bucks

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For the second time this week, the Sacramento Kings were bested by the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite a late rally from Sacramento, Milwaukee was in control for the majority of the night and cruised to a 109-104 victory.

After getting tormented by the Bucks long lineup on Tuesday, coach Dave Joerger changed things up with De’Aaron Fox, George Hill, Garrett Temple, Kosta Koufos, and Willie Cauley-Stein to start the game. The results, however, were not pretty. Sacramento was down 11 points within just three minutes, and Joerger pulled all of his starters.

There reserves didn’t fair much better and Sacramento trailed by double digits for the majority of the night. This was mostly due to the phenomenal play of Giannis Antetokounmpo who ended the game with 33 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists.

In the fourth quarter, Sacramento was able to mount a comeback on Zach Randolph’s 22 points. The Kings cut the lead to one point within two minutes to play, before the Bucks were able to put away the game for good.

Frank Mason III had another strong night with 13 points off the bench. He continues to show that he’s NBA ready and was a huge steal in the second round of this year’s draft.

This game did feature an injury scare for Sacramento. Cauley-Stein exited in the second quarter with a lower back strain and did not return.

Fox posted 14 points and six rebounds, while Buddy Hield added 19 points off the bench. Sacramento falls to 7-16 and have three days off before they travel to Cleveland to face off against LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

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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