King James is utilizing the strategy from Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé of playing 4 on 5 defense. Cherry picking can work.
Coach Malone said he enjoyed how the Kings defended last night, especially defending the 3-pt line.
13 team assists, 8 from one player in Darren Collison, no other player on the Kings had more than 1 assist.
You couldn't have told the Kings they'd hold the Warriors to 95 points but still lose by 18. They'd be ecstatic with that defense.
The Kings made 24 shots with 27 turnovers and 13 assists. Collison (8) was the only player with more than one assist.
Malone said the offense looked like the Kings' offense of last season. No sharing, too much dribbling, no one buying in to team play.
Malone said the Kings turned into the "Keystone Cops" in the third quarter when the Warriors took over the game.
Kings fall to Warriors 95-77 doomed by 27 turnovers. Full Instant Replay & Rewind soon @csnauthentic
Final: Warriors 95, Kings 77.
Kings playing like it's preseason, basically.
Kings might manage to commit 30 turnovers tonight. Still 1:31 to go
Until the Kings begin to value passing and simple plays, they will continue to just be awful.
2:35 to play, Kings down 89-75. 25 turnovers for the game, 30.4% shooting, 17.6% from three, 23 made FG. As we say, that's all bad.
Kings have deteriorated in this game. Second half overall a nightmare. 25 turnovers combined with a terrible shooting night.
Crowd groaned as Rudy dribbled and then missed a jumper. Kings down 82-69, 5:46 to play. Wasn't offense not supposed to be the problem?
Made the executive decision to watch Westy live and finish Kings-Warriors later. No regrets.
Isaiah Thomas is leading the Suns with 23 points as they're up by 24 over the Lakers. Darren Collison has 9 points as Kings are down 10.
Kings and Warriors are playing lockout basketball.
Kings turned the ball over just under 20 times per game in preseason They'e on turnover 22 tonight with 9:58 to go in the 4th trailing by 10
It happened in the preseason and it's happening now ... the Kings come out of halftime looking like they went in to play 2K15
Kings shooting 30.5% from the floor, but still only trail by 12.
Hard to tell how bad the Kings are because we don't know just how awesome the Warriors are.
Kings have commit their 20th turnover leading to 19 Warrior points
Kings have 18 turnovers, 17 field goals.