SACRAMENTO -- Looking to get back on track, the Kings will host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night at Golden 1 Center. The Spurs have won 14 in a row against the Kings dating to 2014.
The Kings couldn’t buy a bucket in their last game out and fell to the Los Angeles Lakers. They’ll now face a veteran Spurs team that continues to win despite missing major pieces due to injury.
Pregame show on NBC Sports Bay California begins at 6:30 p.m., with tip-off scheduled for 7 pm.
The Kings get a three-day break before heading back out on the road for a back-to-back Friday and Saturday in Memphis and Houston.
Spurs by 3
Projected Starting Lineup
PG De’Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF Iman Shumpert
PF Nemanja Bjelica
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PG Derrick White
SG Bryn Forbes
SF DeMar DeRozan
PF Dante Cunningham
C LaMarcus Aldridge
C Kosta Koufos (right calf soreness) OUT
SF Rudy Gay (sore right heel) PROBABLE, C Jakob Poeltl (ankle) PROBABLE, C Pau Gasol (sore left foot) OUT, PG DeJounte Murray (knee) OUT, SG Lonnie Walker (knee) OUT.
Coach Dave Joerger still is mixing and matching his lineups after the return of Bogdan Bogdanovic. The 26-year-old wing slowly is having his minutes restrictions lifted after missing 11 of the first 13 games following a knee issue.
Harry Giles is back with the team after spending Sunday with the Stockton Kings of the G-League. There is a chance he could see court time with veteran big man Kosta Koufos sitting with a calf issue.
Buddy Hield is hoping for a bounce-back game after shooting just 3 of 17 from the field in the loss to the Lakers.
Gregg Popovich continues to put his team in contention to win games. Injuries at key positions have forced the veteran coach to mix and match his lineups all season.
Derrick White is coming off a 14-point, eight-assist performance in his second game as the team’s starting point guard. Rudy Gay is scheduled to return after missing the previous three games due to injury.
DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge anchor a quality squad that currently sits at 7-4 on the season.