SACRAMENTO Kings vs BROOKLYN Nets NBA 16 March 2023. NEW YORK (AP) Sacramento has a winning club once more for the first time in 17 years.
Domantas Sabonis had 24 points and 21 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 101-96 on Thursday night to seal their first winning season since 2005-06.
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The Kings, who moved to 42-27 and are now second in the Western Conference, received 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists from De’Aaron Fox. Since going 44-38 in 2005–06, their final of eight consecutive postseason berths under Rick Adelman, they hadn’t finished above.500.
The Kings are in strong shape to end the NBA’s longest current postseason drought in their first season under Mike Brown, despite having a losing record in the prior 29 seasons since coming to Sacramento.
Harrison Barnes, a veteran, said, “I think it’s wonderful to be on the other side of it. I think being here for more than four years now, and seeing the bottom – the very bottom – and to see the dissatisfaction of fans and the people in the organisation, I think it’s nice to be on the other side it. “Many people only get the chance to stay in an organisation for a short period of time, so they only get to experience the negative aspects. I therefore consider it a blessing to be a part of this occasion.
The Kings turned to their defence on a night when their typically explosive offence sputtered while competing on the second night of a back-to-back, improving to 10-2 since the All-Star break. They triumphed on Wednesday in Chicago.
Sacramento held Brooklyn without allowing a single point on a second opportunity and only two on a fast break. Thanks to some defensive plays that Brown deemed to be among the greatest he had seen all season.
And to see it happen once more in this scenario, a back-to-back, was extremely encouraging. According to Brown, “because we’ll need to win games like this in the playoffs.”
It is safe to bring up the playoffs once more in California’s state capitol.
By halftime, Sabonis had 20 points and the. Kings had a lead of up to 17, but the Nets kept it close.