Instant Analysis: Another ugly start dooms Kings in Indiana
Kings lose fifth straight
Out of sync. The Sacramento Kings looked lost and rudderless Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Indiana Pacers ran them over for the 101-83 victory.
De’Aaron Fox was a bright spot for Sacramento, finishing the night with 18 points, five assists and four rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.
Indiana played an unselfish game, seeing four of their starting five go for double-figure scoring, including a team-high 15 from Thaddeus Young.
With the loss, Sacramento has now lost five straight and sit at 1-6 on the season.
Domantas Sabonis does the little things. The second-year big out of Gonzaga joined the Pacers over the summer in the Paul George deal. He hammered the Kings on the glass, finishing the night with 16 boards to go with 12 points and five assists in just 25 minutes of action.
Like Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards, this game was over shortly after it started. Sacramento’s offense has been hit and miss all season long. The lack of player and ball movement was shocking, as was the team’s inability to hit a shot or hold onto the ball.
Garrett Temple sat out against the Indiana Pacers for scheduled rest. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
After dropping their fifth straight, the Kings travel to Boston following the game where they’ll face the Celtics Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back. They’ll finish their three game road trip Saturday in Detroit before returning home to host the Thunder on Tuesday.