Instant Analysis: No luck for Kings as Celtics rout them in Boston
Kings drop sixth straight
The slide continues. Despite a better start to the game, the Sacramento Kings fell behind in the second quarter and never recovered. Riding the hot shooting of their starting backcourt, the Boston Celtics pummeled the Kings to the tune of 113-86.
Dave Joerger shook up his starting lineup, giving Garrett Temple his first start of the season in place of Buddy Hield. The ball moved freely early, but the impact was short-lived.
Kyrie Irving and Jalen Brown combined to score 44 points on 9-for-15 shooting from 3-point range.
In a blowout loss, Zach Randolph had a nice ballgame. The veteran big dropped in 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting while grabbing five rebounds in 23 minutes. There wasn’t a lot of bright spots for Sacramento, but Z-Bo held his own.
Sacramento trailed by three after the first quarter, 13 at the half and 29 heading to the fourth quarter. They had no answer for the Celtics attack after a very competitive first quarter.
Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
The Kings finish up their three game road trip in Detroit on Saturday. They return home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday