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Kings Suffer Historic Loss to the Hawks

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The Kings haven’t lost a game by more than 40 points since 2009.

They did just that today. Sacramento suffered its sixth worst loss in franchise history as they fell to the Atlanta Hawks 126-80.

Trouble started early and the Kings found themselves in an early 9-0 deficit. From that point on, it was all Atlanta.

There’s really not much more to say about the game. The Kings were just pathetic – plain and simple. Shooting just 35%, Sacramento couldn’t buy a bucket. They played very soft on defense and made Dewayne Dedmon look like an all-star. Dedmon had 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The Hawks shot 63% overall, 50% from behind the arc, and had eight players in double figures. Sacramento, on the other hand, had just two players in double figures and no one above 16.

One of the most puzzling parts of the game was that Skal Labissiere didn’t see playing time until seven minutes left in the game. Dave Joerger usually cites matchup issues as the reason for Labissiere’s lack of minutes, but in game that was already so out of hand it’s hard to justify why he still struggled to get on the floor.

Zach Randolph led the way for Sacramento with 16 points and George Hill added 12. The Kings return home from this tumultuous road trip to face of against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.

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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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