Instant Analysis: Young Kings routed by Wizards in DC, fall to 3-10
Kings drop to 3-10
The Wizards have the Kings under a spell. For the second time this season, Washington abused the young Kings, this time at the Capital One Center by a final of 110-92.
Behind the hot shooting of George Hill, Sacramento started out strong. But Washington hit the gas in the third to pull away for the win. John Wall and Marcin Gortat paced the Wizards, improving to 8-5 on the season.
With the loss, Sacramento has dropped two straight on the road trip and sit at 3-10 after 13 games.
Welcome to the 2017-18 season, George Hill. After a rough start to the season, the veteran point guard came out hot, hitting 4-of-6 from the field for 13 points in the first quarter. He finished the night with 16 points and chipped in four rebounds.
STANDOUT PERFORMER II
John Wall loves playing the Kings. The All-Star guard hit 5-of-6 from behind the arc the last time these two teams faced off. He backed that up by hitting 4-of-5 from downtown on Monday night in Washington on his way to 21 points and nine assists in 27 minutes. Wall is shooting just 5-for-32 (15.6 percent) from behind the 3-point line against the rest of the league.
After a highly competitive first half, Washington used a 12-0 run in the third quarter to gain some breathing room. It was all downhill from there for Sacramento.
Vince Carter missed his third straight game with kidney stones. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
The Kings finish their three-game road trip on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks. Following the Atlanta game, they’ll travel to Sacramento to face the Portland Trail Blazers for a home-and-road back-to-back on Friday and Saturday.