Kings extend streak off Batum’s missed three

2021-02-08T05:57:50+00:00 2021-02-08T05:57:50+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

08/Feb/21 05:57

Eurohoops.net

An early playoffs push in the works for the Sacramento Kings

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 113-110, on the road Sunday evening for the fourth win in a row and seventh in the last eight 2020-21 NBA Regular Season contests.

De’Aaron Fox put up 36 points and Buddy Hield had 22. Serbian Nemanja Bjelica rumored to be on his way out once again did not play.

The Kings are now tied for eighth place in the Western Conference making a case to end their playoff drought. Their last postseason appearance dates back to 2006.

On the opposite end, the Clippers dropped a game very close throughout the 48 minutes. Nicolas Batum missed a chance to tie the game with a triple in the dying moments. The French swingman finished with five points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block.

Starting alongside Batum, Serge Ibaka produced six points, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Also, Croatian Ivica Zubac posted a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double coming off the bench.

Sunday results:
New York Knicks – Miami Heat 103-109
Indiana PacersUtah Jazz 95-103
Charlotte HornetsWashington Wizards 119-97
Phoenix SunsBoston Celtics 100-91
Los Angeles Clippers – Sacramento Kings 110-113

Standings:

Eastern Conference
1. Philadelphia 76ers 17-7
2. Milwaukee Bucks 15-8
3. Brooklyn Nets 14-11
4. Boston Celtics 12-10
5. Indiana Pacers 12-12
6. Atlanta Hawks 11-12
7. Charlotte Hornets 11-13
8. New York Knicks 11-14
9. Toronto Raptors 10-13
10. Cleveland Cavaliers 10-14
11. Chicago Bulls 9-13
12. Miami Heat 9-14
13. Orlando Magic 9-15
14. Washington Wizards 5-15
15. Detroit Pistons 5-18

Western Conference
1. Utah Jazz 19-5
2. Los Angeles Lakers 18-6
3. Los Angeles Clippers 17-8
4. Phoenix Suns 13-9
5. San Antonio Spurs 13-10
6. Denver Nuggets 12-10
7. Portland Trail Blazers 12-10
8. Golden State Warriors 12-11
9. Sacramento Kings 12-11
10. Houston Rockets 11-11
11. Memphis Grizzlies 9-9
12. New Orleans Pelicans 10-12
13. Oklahoma City Thunder 10-12
14. Dallas Mavericks 10-14
15. Minnesota Timberwolves 6-17

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