Kings embarrassed by Tyreke Evans, Grizzlies in final game of 2017
Is this rock bottom?
SACRAMENTO -- Out with the old, in with the new. The Sacramento Kings came out flat on New Years Eve Sunday evening and were embarrassed on their home floor.
The Memphis Grizzlies, a team with the worst record in the Western Conference playing on the second night of a back to back, rolled through Golden 1 Center and handed the Kings a stunning 114-96 loss.
Former King, Tyreke Evans put on a show, leading the Grizzlies to their 12th win of the season.
Evans is putting up the best season of his career. The 28-year-old former Rookie of the Year dropped in a game-high 26 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. He added five assists and seven rebounds as the Grizzlies ran over the Kings.
STANDOUT PERFORMER II
Willie Cauley-Stein showed up. He may have been the only Kings player to do so. The 7-footer came off the bench to score 21 points and grab eight rebounds. He played with energy and aggression while the rest of the team struggled.
The Kings were dead in the water minutes into the game. They came out with zero energy and a bad Memphis team burned them on their home floor.
The Kings are back on their home court Tuesday evening when the Charlotte Hornets roll through Sacramento. They finish their six-game homestand with Denver next Saturday followed by another matchup with the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 8.