Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Sacramento Kings (9-14) play against the Los Angeles Clippers (11-11) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EST on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Sacramento Kings 124, Los Angeles Clippers 115 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kings beat the Clippers and we also talked about the best part of the STAPLES Center…..
🔊: https://t.co/Cl7BRwETHO
📺: https://t.co/XAZghmVEuY pic.twitter.com/P4wAt3xpA34:16 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
The Sacramento Kings bounce-back from abysmal second half vs. Lakers on Tuesday with a 124-115 victory in LA over the Clippers on Wednesday in LA.
Hear from Alvin Gentry, De’Aaron Fox, Davion Mitchell & Tyrese Haliburton.
FULL VIDEOS: https://t.co/Z7caIpdEef pic.twitter.com/SVAdG0OeGv3:14 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
With the stars out, the kids had the run of the place Wednesday — and though the Clippers did some trouble shooting, still they couldn’t catch the Kings, who followed the latest trend and got 🔥 against Ty Lue’s team.
ocregister.com/2021/12/01/sho…2:43 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
For the second night in a row, the Clippers have slipped a spot in the defensive efficiency rankings.
Suns passed them last night at #2 behind Warriors.
Tonight, Cavaliers passed them at #3. – 2:38 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers had 35 assists tonight one game after producing just 17. The 35 dimes are their most since Nov. 13. – 2:19 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Luke Kennard’s answer tonight when asked how this team can find consistency and not so many highs and lows: pic.twitter.com/RgTHd4WyNm2:12 AM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Kings bounce back…Let’s talk about it.
NIGHT CHAT:
youtube.com/watch?v=zqKjHb…1:50 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Luke Kennard is ready to get a couple games back fast in the Clippers’ back-to-back coming up against the Lakers and Kings. pic.twitter.com/wQh90ffs9R1:44 AM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
cc @leaguefits
@Tyrese Haliburton taking the drip to the next level 😱 pic.twitter.com/3rHrbcrBX31:42 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Luke Kennard said that he hopes second unit and core guys can build off of the fourth quarter of tonight’s game.
Kennard said that he hasn’t felt like he has brought the appropriate level of energy, etc. that had he and Mann killing opposing second units for first half of Nov. – 1:41 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Luke Kennard said he’s been in a “rough shooting stretch.” Said defenses are playing a little more aggressive but the looks are there for him to hit, he said. – 1:40 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Luke Kennard: “There was a stretch there where we were winning games and our second unit was playing well. Recently, it’s on me, too, I’ve had a rough stretch the last week and a half when we’ve been losing. I gotta be a lot better.” – 1:39 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Luke Kennard on the kids: “It was great to see those guys come in, be aggressive, play hard, play with energy… it wasn’t going our way and those guys did a great job of picking us up.
“The way we’re going, we’re gonna need everybody.” – 1:38 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
“I like these guys and I like our team, we’ve just got to find the way of getting to that consistency. We have to know what we expect every night.” -Alvin Gentry on the wild 3-3 start to his Kings coaching career – 1:34 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
“Luke was a scapegoat at times when we weren’t playing well. People were blaming him, but it’s on us as basketball players. We have to be better. It’s not on any staffs. It’s not on any front office. It’s not on anybody except the guys on the court.” — Kings G Tyrese Haliburton – 1:30 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 4 blk, 2-3 3P
Davion Mitchell, 20 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 12 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl
Brandon Boston Jr 13 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk – 1:26 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
“As players, we dictated a lot of the conversation last night.” -Tyrese Haliburton on the locker room following the loss to the Lakers on Tuesday – 1:25 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Kings get it done in LA 🙌
👑 6 players in double-figures
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton and @Richaun Holmes double-doubles
👑 @De’Aaron Fox lead all scorers with 24 PTS pic.twitter.com/lCw0wasFLW1:20 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ivica Zubac on the kids’ run late: “They just played hard. Some of those guys don’t get minutes every night and everyone wants to play, so any time they step on the court they want to get the most of their minutes.” – 1:20 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
“I feel like we started soft,” center Ivica Zubac said. “Our game plan was to go under on most of the guys (screens) but I feel like we did it softly and should have been more aggressive and just let them get into their practice shots.” – 1:17 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Zubac says that plan was to go under on most of Kings, but he feels like Clippers played it too soft and allowed Kings to shoot “practice shots” – 1:17 AM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
Work has kept me busy tonight, so I couldn’t watch closely. Every time I looked over, the lead was constantly fluctuating. Glad the result was a W but damn, the @Sacramento Kings sure like to keep things interesting. pic.twitter.com/mRJpLNEy5I1:17 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum won’t be playing Friday, Ty Lue said. – 1:08 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue says that Nicolas Batum is out Friday. – 1:08 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue on Davion Mitchell: “I didn’t know he could shoot like that…”
Added that his defense isn’t “token defense” … was really impressed by his two-way impact tonight. – 1:05 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kings 124, Clippers 115 | Final | “Got off to a real slow start (in the third) … we couldn’t keep up in that third quarter.”
Says the young guys “played pretty well.” – 1:02 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
I remember when Anthony Davis complained about guys shooting their best against the Lakers, and…
Then I see Jonas Valanciunas and Terence Davis the last two games. – 12:59 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
4th W in the last 5 trips to LA.
#KingsFTW pic.twitter.com/Vy8bdAFEey12:51 AM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The Sacramento Kings made 15 three-pointers.
Not a single one was from Buddy Hield.
Davis: 5
Mitchell: 3
Hali: 2
Fox: 2
Metu: 2
King: 1 – 12:50 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings improve to 6-6 on the road with a 124-115 victory over the Clippers. De’Aaron Fox finishes with 24 points, Terence Davis 20, Davion Mitchell 20, Richaun Holmes 16 points and 11 rebounds. – 12:50 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings hold on to beat Clippers 124-115.
LA ends homestand at 2-4. Season-worst 3-game losing streak. Back at .500 at 11-11. Allowed 120+ in back-to-back games. And Clippers are back at Staples Center Friday, but it is a Los Angeles Lakers home game on national television. – 12:50 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Better effort, better result. Alvin Gentry moved back to 3-3 over his first six games as head coach of the Kings Wednesday night at Staples Center. Behind a balanced attack, the Kings handled the Clippers for a solid 124-115 road victory. Here are six quick thoughts from the win. – 12:50 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC draft picks with a big night.
Thunder lose another fun, competitive game.
Rockets win 4th straight.
Magic win.
Clippers lose 3rd straight to fall to .500.
Tankathon about to get lit like it’s 2021. – 12:50 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings will survive the scare and split the back-to-back. Sacramento wins in LA over the Clippers 124-115 to notch the 9th victory of the season. 24 points for De’Aaron Fox, 23 from Terence Davis. Both teams will link up again on Saturday. – 12:49 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Maybe the Kings should just play the rest of the season on the road? 6-6 now on the season outside of Sac. 3-8 in the Golden 1 Center.
Kings beat the Clippers 124-115 – 12:49 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Final: Sacramento 124, Clippers 115
Clippers are 11-11. Kennard and Mann each score a team-high 19 points. Clippers outscored 20-11 in fast break points. It was all about the Clippers’ bench, which scored 71 points. – 12:49 AM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
The Sacramento Kings have two wins in two games at Staples Center this season in and three in 11 games at Golden 1 Center. – 12:49 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings looking to hold of a late Clippers surge, up 121-113 with 1:19 to play – 12:45 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Fox and Mann trade pairs of FTs.
Kings up 121-113 with 1:19 left, Gentry uses a timeout to close the game. – 12:45 AM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Battlin’ back.
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/Ok5RGTZUQU12:43 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue’s challenge is unsuccessful and a foul stands on Keon Johnson. The Clippers trail 119-111 with 1:28 left, and one timeout remaining. – 12:42 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Clippers are challenging the call of a foul on Fox. – 12:41 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue is challenging the Keon Johnson foul on De’Aaron Fox.
Clippers have scored 14 unanswered, trail 119-111 with 1:28 left. – 12:41 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Single digits for first time since early second quarter after Keon Johnson makes two FTs. – 12:40 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Clippers trim the Kings lead to 10 with 2:05 to go. – 12:40 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
10-point Kings lead, 2 minutes left…. – 12:39 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Gentry calls timeout with 3:05 left to play. Kings up 119-104. – 12:36 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Terence Davis has been waiting for this kind of game. Maybe that’ll wake him up a bit this season. – 12:34 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
2nd Double-Double of the season for @Tyrese Haliburton 🙌
12 pts
11 asts pic.twitter.com/NicmDCKAfR12:33 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Five 3’s in the game for Terence Davis now. Finally seeing him catch fire – 12:33 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Terence Davis with his finest performance of the season, reaches 20 points tonight. Kings up 19 with 6:00 to go. – 12:32 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Justise Winslow is in at center, replacing Hartenstein.
Clips down 19 with 6 minutes to go. – 12:32 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis is the third Kings player with 20 points. – 12:31 AM
Nicolas Batum @nicolas88batum
One of my former coach used to say in those situations:
“It’s gonna be a beautiful win” – 12:29 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Fox catches Kennard being loose with the ball, gets it back from Haliburton, dunks to put Kings up 18.
Clippers have been down double digits since there were 9 minutes left in first half.
Kings outscoring LA 20-4 on the break, and 20-8 off turnovers. – 12:29 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Been a lot of debating about “elite” skills on this Kings team.
There’s no debating that Richaun Holmes’ touch around the rim is elite. – 12:27 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox breakaway. Kings up 111-93. – 12:27 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings lead down to 14, and Alvin is taking it seriously enough to get starters back in (Mitchell instead of Metu) – 12:25 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
The Kings scored 100+ points! Power up at your local Power Market to receive this special offer!
@MYPMSTORE | https://t.co/chk4B10TTo pic.twitter.com/7FSTTCkptY12:24 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston Jr. fouled Louis King shooting a 3.
Kennard heard the whistle and became probably the fourth Clipper tonight to throw the ball against the stanchion in frustration – 12:21 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue starts second half with Scrubb, Kennard, Johnson, Boston, Hartenstein.
It’s basically like the preseason game vs the Kings, only Luke Walton isn’t here. – 12:18 AM
Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Sorry CLIPPER fans. You are on your own in the 4th Q v Sacramento. Clips down by 23 with Paul George resting.
Rest time for Ralph. It is 12:15 AM in Florida. – 12:17 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
We’ve likely reached the nadir period of the Clippers’ season.
One more quarter to go, but Kings have a 99-76 lead, and I’m not expecting to see the veteran Clippers rest of the game.
Kings up 18-2 on fast break points and shooting 56.5% after playing upstate last night. – 12:15 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell with his second 20-point performance of his season. Kings with a 23 point lead in LA over the Clippers headed to the 4th thanks to a 37-24 3rd quarter. Sacramento with 18 fastbreak points tonight – 12:15 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The third quarter is over and perhaps this fourth can use a running clock? It’s Kings 99, Clippers 76. – 12:14 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead 99-76 heading to the fourth. Mitchell leads with 20 points. 6 Kings in double-figures. – 12:14 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings pouring it on in this 3rd quarter. Doing a lot of the hard work defensively.
Alvin Gentry mentioned that this team allows their offense to effect their defense. Shots are falling tonight which has given the Kings energy on defense. – 12:12 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell has 20. 2 points away from his career-high. 7/7 field. – 12:11 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Lou King jumper. Kings up 25. – 12:10 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Davion Mitchell is killing the Clips — he’s got 18 on 6-for-6 shooting, including making all three of his treys.
Career high for the rookie? 22. He’s almost there. – 12:10 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Kings extend lead to 23 points in the 3rd quarter
All 5 starters now in double-figures 📈 pic.twitter.com/04Rp8xAk5Q12:10 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell is up to 18 points on 6/6 form the field. Kings are rolling. – 12:10 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings with their second consecutive 30 point quarter in this game, building a 23 point lead now – 12:10 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The latest bucket by Terence Davis beget a “wake up!” call from the crowd. – 12:09 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jay Scrubb (36 points this afternoon in the G) is running with the second unit.
(and Davis gets a BLOB dunk right in front of him – 12:09 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
TD hammer. Kings up 91-70. – 12:09 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
All five Kings starters are in double-figures.
None of them have more points than Davion Mitchell, who has 16 points on 5 shots – 12:08 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terence Davis has outscored Clippers 6-2 on the break by himself – 12:06 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terence Davis dimed Fox, then followed up his third 3 with a pick-six off Bledsoe.
Morris/Ibaka have 7 points on 3/17 FGs, 1/7 3s (no FTs).
Lue has to burn another timeout after a Davis fueled 7-0 Kings run has LA down 19 again – 12:03 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Turnover Eric Bledsoe, whose dribble was poked away on his way to the rim, and Terance Davis turns it into a dunk on the other end. It’s a 7-0 Sacramento run and back to a 19-point Kings lead. – 12:02 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis is having a moment. – 12:01 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
So much of “what can the Clippers do?” as far as busting this latest multi-week slide comes down to players either coming back, needing to get back, or simply just cleaning up the wasteful parts of their games.
That’s pretty much what the next three weeks are about for LAC. – 12:00 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Bledsoe got himself an and-one, Buddy Hield got up from the bench to tell the 5 Kings on the floor to huddle up, and Alvin Gentry called a timeout before Bledsoe could shoot the free throw.
Clippers up 75-62 with 7:52 left in third quarter. Second night of B2B looms… – 11:58 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Richaun Holmes just took a hard fall – biting on a pump fake, falling over Ivica Zubac and is taking inventory. Remains in the game despite obvious discomfort. – 11:57 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Ooof nasty fall for Richaun Holmes. Hopefully he’s OK. – 11:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Dangerous fall for Richaun Holmes, who got caught up in the air while Zubac scored through him.
Holmes is on his feet, could have been a lot worse. – 11:56 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Man, that was a scary fall by Richaun Holmes as he went over the top of Ivica Zubac’s pump fake. He’s standing, hands on his knees and shaking his head, but at least he is up. – 11:56 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes took a big fall. He landed on his right hip and is down. – 11:56 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
A minute and 24 seconds and Ty calls time — Sacramento came out and laid eight quick points on the Clippers, who missed their first three looks. – 11:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings start second half on 8-0 run, and they looked like they had no problem taking advantage of this lineup after having halftime to discuss.
Another early timeout for Ty Lue, this one 97 seconds into the third quarter. – 11:51 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
8-0 Kings start to the 2nd half. 👀 – 11:51 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings open the 3rd on a 8-0 run – 11:51 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings bust out with an 8-0 run. Lead 70-52 in the third. – 11:50 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Solid first half for the Kings, who lead the Clippers 62-52 at the break. The Kings outshot the Clippers 51.1% to 43.4% with 14 assists on 23 baskets. Nice contributions from Chimezie Metu and Davion Mitchell with 13 points apiece. Can the Kings play four quarters? We will see. – 11:36 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
The young fella puttin’ in work!
📺 @BallySportWest | @BJ Boston pic.twitter.com/fA0rTPkwz911:36 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers already cut half of 20-point Kings lead, trail 62-52 at halftime.
Brandon Boston Jr. already has 11 off the bench; his career-high is 13.
Clippers have work to do on glass, still, with Kings up 24-22 there. Mitchell and Metu lead all scorers with 13 apiece. – 11:36 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Optimism: Kings have 9 threes in the first half and lead by 10!
Pessimism: Kings have taken 24 threes, continue to be way too reliant on them, and if the shots stop falling in the 2nd half idk how this team will score.
Kings lead 62-52 at half. – 11:35 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings lead the Clippers 62-52 at the half. Sacramento seems to have found the shooting touch – for now – 50% from the floor, 38% from distance. Chimezie Metu & Davion Mitchell with 13 points each. – 11:34 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kings 62, Clips 52 | Half | Sac is 23 for 45 from the field; Clippers are 23 for 53 … but down 10. (Sac is 7-9 at the line and has hit nine 3s. Clips? 2-2, and 4-17 from deep.)
Good news for Clippers fans? Brandon Boston has 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting in 15 active minutes. – 11:34 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Unlike the NFTs traded on Crypto.com Arena’s exchange, Brandon Boston Jr.’s jumper is real and it’s spectacular. He has 11 points in 14 minutes.
The Clippers trail 62-52 at halftime but cut their deficit from 20 to 10 in only half a quarter. – 11:33 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings head to the half with a 62-52 lead. Metu and Mitchell each have 13 points. 9 points each for Haliburton and Fox. – 11:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Keon Johnson officially playing his second game today so that he can play defense for 12 seconds – 11:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It took until the final minute of the first half, but Clippers will finally shoot free throws – 11:31 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kennard in for Zu, so you have: Morris, Boston, Jackson, Mann and Kennard out there for the final 31.3. – 11:31 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers have actually taken seven more shots in this game but have only made one fewer than Sacramento. And 9 of SAC’s 20 buckets have been threes. – 11:28 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston Jr. leading the Clippers with nine points (in 11 minutes) – 11:26 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield with a professional live ball turnover. – 11:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings built the lead to 20, and now they’re up 52-37 with 4:09 left to play in second quarter.
The second night of a B2B is always a looming factor, but a really bad sign for start of this month that Clippers let another team build out a big first half lead. – 11:24 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
The Ty ▶️ Richaun connection is special.
Kings lead by 20 in LA ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/b10CCezqD011:22 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings go up 20 over the Clippers here in the first half. – 11:21 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Metu with another triple. Kings up 20. – 11:20 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Louis King and Chimezie Metu have both had their feet come out from under them because of wet spots on that end of the floor. Somebody grab a mop. – 11:19 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings energy is great here in this first half. – 11:19 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Marcus Morris tosses the ball against the stanchion after being whistled for a foul in transition on SAC’s Holmes and Sacramento leads … 47-30. – 11:19 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
And-1 for Holmes. He puts the Kings up 47-30. – 11:19 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Buying or selling this 16 point Kings lead? – 11:18 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
The steal, the pass, the finish 👑 🔋 pic.twitter.com/S80zodpolu11:18 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Kings blew a 14-point third quarter lead last night.
They’re up 14 now… I reckon they’ve heard enough in last 24 hours about playing more consistently – 11:17 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Franz Wagner is an intriguing player. Did not expect him to play like this. Tantalizing combination of shooting, playmaking, and off-ball skills.
Who’s a good comp for his play style? I keep picturing some combination of Kings Hedo and Danny Granger, but I’m not sure that works – 11:16 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers Slam Squad.
Apparently, the louder you scream, the higher they jump.
That sounds dangerous 😳 pic.twitter.com/lt3x52bVdh11:16 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
The lob to @Isaiah Hartenstein!!
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/00ivpERd0U11:15 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings lead LA 42-28 with 8:30 left in first half. Davion Mitchell with 13 points and hasn’t missed a shot from anywhere. – 11:13 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Davion up to 13 PTS on 4-of-4 from the field and 3-for-3 from three 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DOa3mRm5gF11:13 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings have taken 17 threes in 15 minutes. Thankfully they’ve made 7 of them.
That tells me their half court offensive philosophy hasn’t changed, shots are just falling. – 11:13 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Davion Mitchell is first player in double figures, and then he forced Eric Bledsoe into a turnover for Kings’ first steal. Of course it led to a fast break bucket.
LA down double digits again – 11:12 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Don’t dribble in Davion Mitchell’s general vicinity unless it’s absolutely necessary. – 11:11 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
END 1Q: Kings lead Clippers 29-21.
@Davion Mitchell leads all scorers with 8 PTS on 3-for-3 from the field. pic.twitter.com/lyxcqh5rm711:09 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kings 29, Clips 21 | End 1 | Eight Clippers have scored, but none of them has more than four points. FWIW — even with the infusion of size in the starting lineup, the Clippers are being outrebounded 16-10, including 4-0 on offensive boards. – 11:07 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
11 of Jayson Tatum’s 26 came in the 4th quarter tonight. He’s four behind DeMar DeRozan for the league lead…
NBA LEADERS – 4th QUARTER POINTS
1. DeRozan, Chi 147
2. TATUM, BOS 143
3. LaVine, Chi 136
4. George, LAC 120
5. Herro, Mia 119 – 11:06 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Only two turnovers for Clippers, so there’s a short term improvement.
But Kings didn’t foul Clippers at all in first quarter, and LA missed 5 of 6 3s. Kings also owned glass once Ibaka/Zubac left.
Kings lead 29-21, end of first quarter. – 11:06 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Kings lead the Clippers, 29-21, after one quarter, thanks to a 14-2 run late in the quarter.
Clips being outrebounded 16-10. No fast-break points, nor second-chance points, for LAC. – 11:05 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead 29-21 after 1Q. Mitchell leads with 8 points. 6 for Metu. – 11:05 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Feels like Davion Mitchell plays the right way no matter what. – 11:05 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell is firing away. 8 points in 4 minutes. – 11:04 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Lou Kings looked like he stepped on a banana peel. – 11:03 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
🚫 DENIED 🚫
📺 @BallySportWest | @BJ Boston pic.twitter.com/kQICNQpPEX11:03 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It took 10 minutes, but Clippers have their first turnover (not great that it was a shot clock ATO) – 11:02 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
I appreciate Davion Mitchell continuing to shoot with confidence even with his struggles this season. Not all rookies keep that confidence. – 11:00 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings are on a 14-2 run that basically started when the Clippers started making subs.
I rememeber when the LA bench was a strength too…
Kings up 23-16 with 1:58 left in first quarter. – 10:59 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ha: @BSieman saying “people were saying” Brandon Boston’s double-duty Monday in a G League game + Clippers vs Nola game was a “Boston Marathon.”
@Jim Jackson‘s like, pssh, these kids play “18 AAU games in one day.” – 10:59 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
11-0 Kings run. 20-14. – 10:58 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Alex Len needs the fight doctor. He’s bleeding. – 10:56 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Reggie Jackson fought for control of his own miss — alas, went Sacramento’s way … as Reggie ended up in Steve Ballmer’s lap baseline. – 10:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Brandon Boston Jr. comes in, blocks Alex Len’s dunk – 10:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Kings looking a little discombobulated on the sub, picking up a delay of game with Louis King trying to come in.
Gentry was not pleased – 10:54 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Serge Ibaka checks out with 4:43 to play in the first. The dual-big lineup was +1 in its first shift. – 10:53 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Bled and Serge check out, Terance, Luke check in.
Clippers 14, Kings 13, 4:43, 1st. – 10:53 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Metu triple. 14-12 Clippers. – 10:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This lineup is holding up so far, with LA out to a 12-9 lead 5.5 minutes in.
Also, the Clippers have no turnovers. – 10:48 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Sacramento is 3-10 from the field and has yet to grab an offensive rebound — what had been the Clips’ “kryptonite,” PG said. Success for the two-big lineup? – 10:48 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta is on the Kings’ active roster for tonight. – 10:45 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Here is the only time last season that Marcus Morris, Serge Ibaka, and Ivica Zubac shared the floor last season.
Ironically, they gave up an offensive rebound… pic.twitter.com/oKjbRThnnu10:43 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
“Terence Davis spent the summer working on his decision making….” -Mark Jones
[narrator: as Jones speaks these words, Davis pulls up for an ill-advised 3-point shot] – 10:43 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kings vs “Clippers” to close the night means I get to go to bed as soon as postgame media for the Celtics is done. That’s a win! – 10:43 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu gets the Kings on the board with a solid bounce. Fox drills a triple. 5-0 Kings. – 10:42 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Clippers starters:
Marcus Morris Sr.
Serge Ibaka
Ivica Zubac
Eric Bledsoe
Reggie Jackson – 10:35 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Jae’Sean Tate was a go-to guy in Australia with the Sydney Kings. Not surprised he has the capacity for games like this. – 10:26 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon 👇
👑 @De’Aaron Fox
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👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @Richaun Holmes pic.twitter.com/uOTtu9nDSX10:23 PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs win 139-107 tonight in New Orleans, shooting a franchise record 68.7% FG!!! The old record was 67.7% on March 24, 1983 vs the San Diego Clippers – 10:21 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Just like Alvin Gentry apologized to Kings fans last night, someone from the organization should apologize to Pelicans fans after that performance tonight – 10:17 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks set a franchise record tonight by shooting 57-83 from the floor, adding up to a new best of .687 FG%.
*.687 at NOP, 12/1/21
.677 at SD, 3/24/83
.655 at HOU, 11/25/09
.652 vs. SAC, 11/3/07
.648 vs. TOR, 3/7/02 pic.twitter.com/kLDgjdndb310:12 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m not sure Jaylen Brown should be playing. I’m pretty sure a cross-country flight isn’t going to do him any wonders. And I’m really sure he shouldn’t play in the back-to-backs on the trip (UTA-POR and LAL-LAC). – 10:11 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clips-Sac (about those rebounding issues?)
LAC
Marcus Morris Sr.
Serge Ibaka
Ivica Zubac
Eric Bledsoe
Reggie Jackson
SAC
Terence Davis
Chimezie Metu
Richaun Holmes
Tyrese Haliburton
De’Aaron Fox – 10:02 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings at LA Clippers – 12/1:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 10:01 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs Clippers:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 10:01 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The LA Clippers will start Reggie Jackson, Eric Bledsoe, Marcus Morris Sr., Serge Ibaka, and Ivica Zubac tonight vs Kings – 10:00 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tyronn Lue mentioned that Paul George “tweaked” an ankle Sunday against the Warriors.
By allowing George to rest today instead of Friday or Saturday, it gives George three days off in a row and has him available for both ends of the upcoming back-to-back. – 9:57 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
This Sixers – Celtics game is the worst game of the year, outside of that Lakers Kings triple OT game. – 9:30 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann’s game reminds me so much of… Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 9:29 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I railed on the Kings on today’s Locked On NBA. Pels look like them tonight. – 9:24 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Moe Harkless has been ruled out, per Alvin Gentry
I feel like Clippers could go a lot of ways here, including starting three bigs. – 9:14 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Alvin Gentry when asked about Kings’ defensive issues, especially in paint points allowed:
“One of the things we can do is stop turning the ball over.”
That… sounds familiar🤔 – 9:13 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Moe Harkless is out tonight for the Kings – 9:12 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Former Clipper Maurice Harkless has been ruled out tonight for SAC. – 9:12 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Maurice Harkless (knee) has been ruled out vs. the Clippers tonight. – 9:12 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Moe Harkless is out again. – 9:12 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Alvin Gentry praising Terance Mann when I asked him about LA’s defense. Said Mann is one of the league’s more underrated defenders, takes on assignments 1-4, etc. – 9:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford has five blocks tonight. His career-high is seven, set in 2011 against the Sacramento Kings. – 9:04 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Kings coach Alvin Gentry said he believes Terance Mann is one of the league’s more underrated defenders because of his pressure and versatility. – 9:04 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Alvin Gentry on Clippers’ defense: “I think one of the underrated players in the league is Terance Mann” for his defensive versatility. – 9:03 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really night finish by Tre Mann there at the rim. Crafty scorer. – 8:59 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets cut a 15-point lead to four with Tate doing everything. But the extra small lineup inviting OKC to the rim. Mann three-point play. – 8:59 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Pick your favorite @Lexus Looks: – 8:57 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
So…how we feeling about tonight Kings fans? 🥴 – 8:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Lue says that Amir Coffey is unavailable tonight. – 8:47 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Amir Coffey isn’t available tonight for the Clippers, Ty Lue says. – 8:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue says he’s going “Rick Carlisle” today and not telling us (or Alvin) his starting lineup for tonight vs Kings – 8:46 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Nico Batum, who has been in health and safety protocols for 10 days, says he “feels better,” according to Ty Lue. But it’s unclear for his return date. – 8:45 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty ain’t saying who’s starting for Paul George tonight vs. SAC: “I’m Rick Carlisle today.” – 8:42 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers starters with PG out:
Ty Lue: “I’m not telling you.” – 8:42 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault is going super small in the first quarter with SGA, Mann, Maledon, Watson, JRE. Everything is on the table. – 8:27 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Folks, I think Tre Mann might be a pretty good shooter! – 8:23 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
The Kings Beat virtual happy hour is set for tomorrow, Thurs. Dec. 2 from 5:30-7. I’ll open up five more slots between now and midnight for anyone who wants to jump on board as a premium subscriber.
kings-beat.beehiiv.com/upgrade8:16 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC’s first bucket: a Tre Mann trey, man. – 8:13 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LOL Tre Mann is a fast starter. – 8:11 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Today’s #wallpaperwednesday is absolutely rich 😏
Presented by @ankr | 📲🔥 pic.twitter.com/UijAnfn6Tj8:01 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs OKC:
Mathews, Gordon, Tate, Porter, Wood.
Thunder starters: Bazley, Dort, Gilgeous-Alexander, Mann, Robinson-Earl – 7:34 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Tate, Mathews, Wood, Gordon, Porter Jr.
Thunder: Dort, Bazley, Robinson-Earl, Mann, Gilgeous-Alexander. – 7:33 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said Tre Mann is a “sweetheart.”
“He’s easy to root for. He’s a guy you can really get behind.” – 6:36 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann starting: “He’s shown significant progress in a short amount of time. He’s got a lot of sauce.” – 6:34 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann is starting tonight. – 6:33 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters with Giddey out:
– SGA
– Mann
– Dort
– Bazley
– Robinson-Earl
First-career start for Tre Mann. – 6:33 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder starters vs Rockets
SGA
Tre Mann (!)
Dort
Bazley
JRE
All four OKC rookies have now had at least one start this season. – 6:32 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Gators are in Norman tonight. Tre Mann would be there as a fan if the Thunder wasn’t playing.
Story on Mann finding the right balance as a rookie guard: oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…6:10 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Winners of 17 straight to tie franchise record set in 2006-07, #Suns (18-3) have 8 games before facing #Lakers 12-21.
12-2 DET, 12-3 @ GS, 12-6 vs. SA, 12-10 vs. BOS, 12-13 @ LAC, 12-14 at POR, 12-16 vs. WAS, 12-19 vs. CHA.
What will their record be heading into rematch in LA? pic.twitter.com/lFgZ8zDmIw6:03 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley (non-covid related illness) and Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) are out again tonight. Moe Harkless is questionable. – 5:59 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This time last year, Jay Scrubb was dealing with a foot injury to start his rookie season. Now, rookie Jason Preston is out with a foot injury as well.
Scrubb explained how he can relate to Preston: pic.twitter.com/EkhuukPuxo5:29 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Keon Johnson on comeback push:
“We just knew we had to get stops. We got stops on defense, then we can get any shot we wanted on the offensive end. We just knew that we can’t match their buckets. We just got to get stops and then hopefully get a good look on the other end…” – 5:11 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Agua Caliente Clippers had 25 turnovers today, were outscored 33-14 off turnovers.
However…
They made up for it by outrebounding Stars 60-33. – 5:09 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings vs Clippers tonight in LA. Sacramento will be without Marvin Bagley (non-COVID illness), Harrison Barnes (foot sprain) & Maurice Harkless is questionable (left knee soreness). – 4:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Agua Caliente Clippers win 116-108. Jay Scrubb had 36 and 9. Keon Johnson had 14/8/9.
It’s the Clippers, so of course they came back from a double digit deficit.
Back again in a few hours 😴 – 4:51 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Kings are listing Maurice Harkless (knee) as questionable for tonight’s game against the Clippers. Marvin Bagley III (illness), Harrison Barnes (foot) and Robert Woodard II (ankle) are out. – 4:36 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Scrubb got another go-ahead FG under a minute here, Moses Wright erased Butler’s angle drive, then Keon Johnson got his 9th assist to Scrubb to finish break.
Scrubb has 36. ACC up 110-106 with 41.7 left. – 4:32 PM

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