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

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

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

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The Los Angeles Clippers (12-12) play against the Sacramento Kings (14-14) at Golden 1 Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Saturday December 4, 2021

Los Angeles Clippers 99, Sacramento Kings 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
‘Beat L.A.’: Davis, Bagley come up big in Kings’ first home win over Clippers since 2013
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…3:20 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Terence Davis shakes-off early season shooting struggles for second consecutive wins over the LA Clippers, talks about the ups and downs, the results of the 4-gaurd lineup.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/3Cf83dsyKg pic.twitter.com/Nsy1vzY4BZ2:53 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley on shaking off a non-COVID-19 illness to return to the Kings rotation, recording his first double-double of the season as the Kings top the Clippers 104-99.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/b4XiPJq5an pic.twitter.com/QlUSYUh2nf2:48 AM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
After consecutive wins over the LA Clippers, Kings interim head coach Alvin Gentry talks about the impact of Terence Davis, De’Aaron Fox’s defense, the success of the 4-guard lineup & finding consistency.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/WrjKURPCfh pic.twitter.com/npP5K8xHJW2:41 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
All good things come to a, well, you know…
Clippers stumble against the Kings, again, but for the first time in a long time up there.
ocregister.com/2021/12/04/pau…2:26 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers at times were flying blind in the late hours of Friday night. Fast forward to Saturday night, and their offense struggled to find its way. latimes.com/sports/clipper…2:14 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tyrese Haliburton on De’Aaron Fox’s defense on Paul George and setting the tone: pic.twitter.com/yP5bA0rHI61:54 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
This week marked the first time in Terence Davis’ career that he had back-to-back 20-point games.
In four seasons at Ole Miss, Davis only had one instance of consecutive 20-point games: February 2017 during his sophomore year, where he scored 20+ in 3 straight games. – 1:50 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley on returning to action after missing previous two games: pic.twitter.com/2RQjZvbUZN1:48 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Marcus Morris, via Zoom, says he’s a 3 playing the 4, but “it goes to my versatility.”
Adds that he’ll need “a couple more games to get in tip-top shape but I’m feeling good.” Credits the Clippers’ training staff for their work with him. – 1:47 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Marcus Morris Sr.: “I feel like I’m a 3 playing the 4, honestly.” – 1:46 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis on his recent hot streak and the difficulty of being a shooter who isn’t hitting shots: pic.twitter.com/6vPGJGL0ye1:45 AM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Reggie Jackson on Zoom: “We’re not necessarily where we want to be but we also don’t feel like we’re in bad shape … the more time we get together, the more we feel like we’re gonna turn the corner.” – 1:44 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
“We’re not necessarily where we want to be,” Reggie Jackson said. “But we don’t feel like we’re in bad shape.” – 1:44 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
The good news for the Clippers … (1/2)
ocregister.com/2021/12/04/cli…1:43 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Listening to Reggie Jackson on Zoom, he says a lot of the Clippers’ offensive issues can be helped with improved spacing. – 1:39 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Asked to diagnose the offensive woes, Reggie Jackson said the team’s spacing Called it a function of guys coming in and out the lineup, learning how to play off one another. He also repeated a Ty Lue talking point: They have to move the ball. – 1:38 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Kings battle for back-to-back wins over the Clippers 👑 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xm3HtinaOI1:27 AM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Kings have shot 32% this season from three, but vs. Clippers, they’ve made 37% of their threes.
Ty Lue on Terence Davis: “We know he can score the basketball. Did not know that he could shoot the ball the way he did tonight.” – 1:17 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry had his Kings combat the Clippers zone with the four guard lineup. He and Tyrese Haliburton really credited De’Aaron Fox’s defensive effort against Paul George. – 1:17 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
TD 𝗧𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 ♨️ @TerenceDavisJr pic.twitter.com/nV9UBbomjT1:09 AM

Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Disappointing outcome in Clippers 5-point loss to the Kings in Sacramento. Need Monday night win in Portland to get back above .500. That was Clippers first loss in Sac since 2013 when Vinnie Del Negro was coach. These losses to N. Orl and Kings May come back to haunt the Clips. – 1:00 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Give it up for @Marvin Bagley off the bench tonight👑
🟣 12 points
🟣 11 rebounds pic.twitter.com/T3IQvVzabR12:59 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton gave props to De’Aaron Fox for his defense on Paul George. PG finished with 15 points on 5-for-21 shooting and turned the ball over 5 times. – 12:54 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
“The same plays we made last night, we didn’t make tonight.,” Ty Lue said. He said regardless of their conditioning and fatigue, there are mental mistakes the Clippers can’t keep making. – 12:53 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
FINAL: Kings defeat Clippers 104-99
👑 @TerenceDavisJr 28 pts, 4 rebs, 1 stl
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton 18 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts
👑 @De’Aaron Fox 17 pts, 8 rebs, 5 asts pic.twitter.com/2CGzjsAEQY12:46 AM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings win 104-99, beating the Clippers for the second time in 72 hours. Terence Davis had a season-high 28 points. De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton combined for 35. Marvin Bagley III posted his first double-double of the season. Kings’ first home win over Clippers since 2013. – 12:42 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers fall to 0-4 on second night of back-to-backs, lose 4-of-5 in 7-day stretch, and are back at .500 following their second loss to the Sacramento Kings this week.
104-99 is the final score. Terence Davis II led all scorers with 28 points. Clippers travel to Portland Monday – 12:41 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Just the 3rd time this season the Kings have held their opponents under 100 points. All 3 at home.
Sac is 2-1 in those games. – 12:40 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
The Kings had never beat the Clippers at Golden 1 coming into Saturday night. In fact, they had lost 15 straight at home to LA. That streak is no more. In front of 15K fans, the Kings picked up their fourth home win of the season. Here are 6 quick thoughts from the 104-99 victory – 12:40 AM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
The Kings win 104-99 for their third consecutive victory over the Clippers. The last time Sacramento won three in a row over them was in 2010. #SacramentoProud12:40 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Buddy Hield sinks two free throws to put the game away – Kings win 104-99. Terence Davis with 28 as Sacramento earns its second straight win over the Clippers. Kings now 10-14 on the season with three days off before hosting Orlando on Wednesday. – 12:39 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Kings play their game, on their home court, and earn their 10th win. Sacramento has won 4 of their last 6.
Final: Kings 104-99. – 12:39 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Final: Clippers lose in Sacramento for the first time since March 2013 by dropping a 104-99 loss to the Kings. – 12:39 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy hits the second. 105-99 Kings. 7.9 remaining. – 12:38 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield fouled with 7.9 remaining. – 12:37 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
… Fox splits FTs, Morris hits a 30-footer.
Sacramento calls a timeout with 10.4 seconds left, leading 102-99. They have one remaining, Clippers out of timeouts. Both teams in penalty – 12:37 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marcus Morris drills a deep three after De’Aaon Fox goes 1/2 from the FT line. Kings timeout – up 3 with 10.4 to go. Kings still with one timeout left. LA has used all of theirs – 12:36 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
3-ball Clippers. 102-99 Kings with 10.4 remaining. Yikes. – 12:36 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers tried to dig into the Brad Stevens bag and throw it over the top to George in the paint.
But Mann’s inbound hit the backboard, and that’ll do it. – 12:35 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox fouled. Headed to the line with 24.2 remaining. 101-96 Kings. – 12:35 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Clippers turnover. – 12:34 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Clippers win a coach’s challenge, then a tip, and burn their final timeout. LA possession, trailing 101-96 with 30.7 to go – 12:33 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers win jump ball, 1.2 seconds come off clock, Lue uses his last timeout.
Basically setting up a 2-for-1. – 12:33 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Clippers win the jump. Timeout. 101-96 Kings lead with 30.7 remaining. – 12:33 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Not surprising at all that the Kings have looked this comfortable playing their style after some practice time. Been a common theme with this group the last 3 seasons. – 12:32 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The foul against Marcus Morris Sr. goes away after a successful coaches challenge. Clips trail 101-96 with 31 seconds to play. – 12:32 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Coaches challenge by Clippers. – 12:28 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/OsnYp9Q4Iw pic.twitter.com/5CV2skbPae12:27 AM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tough call on Davion Mitchell. – 12:26 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Good to hear “Sac-ra-mento” chants. – 12:25 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
This just goes to show you what the Kings are capable of defensively when they just play with energy and effort on that end. Next step is making that defensive focus not super reliant on how their offense is going. – 12:25 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
“Beat L.A.” chants here at Golden 1 Center. Kings lead the Clippers 100-92 with 1:19 to go. – 12:25 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davis hits both. Kings lead 100-92 with 1:38 remaining. – 12:24 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Terence Davis up to 28 points now as he sinks two free throws to put his Kings up 100-92 with 1:33 to play – 12:24 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
5 games in 7 nights FT shooting from Clippers tonight:
Morris: 3/5 (just missed 2)
Jackson: 1/2
Mann: 2/4
Hartenstein: 0/2 – 12:24 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis to the line after Morris missed both. – 12:24 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Terence Davis has a season-high 26 points vs. the Clippers. Second game in a row he has established a new season high after scoring 23 in Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. – 12:23 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Yeah, so the Clippers have allowed 23 3s this season to Jonas Valanciunas and Terence Davis II.
Game-high 26 points for Davis, and Clippers use a timeout with Sacramento up 98-92, 2:48 left to play.
That’s a six-point lead. One point for every Terence Davis 3 tonight! – 12:21 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Prior to Terence Davis’ three to put Sacramento up 98-92 with 2:48 to go, Richaun Holmes looked like he took another shot to that right eye – which caused him to miss some time. He’s in some discomfort but remains in the game. – 12:21 AM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Is two wildly accurate three-point shooting nights enough to induct Terence Davis into the Hall of Clippers Killers? – 12:20 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis game. Wow. 26 points. Kings up 98-92 with 2:48 remaining. – 12:19 AM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Buddy bringing energy in the 4th 🔋 pic.twitter.com/gdZPilK3cq12:18 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terence Davis has 44 points against the Clippers this week after a 3-point play made by driving Zubac.
In another development, Alvin Gentry is challenging a 3-point shooting foul called on Davis. Paul George is always involved in the wrong end of these – 12:15 AM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
For three… GOT IT!
📺 @BallySportWest | @Paul George pic.twitter.com/ip6R1j1Sbu12:15 AM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Huge bucket from TD. And-1. Kings up 93-85. 4:24 remaining. – 12:13 AM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Some early-season standings craziness: The Grizzlies are now fourth in the Western Conference at 13-10, ahead of the Clippers, Mavericks, Nuggets, Lakers and Blazers. The team has won four straight games without Ja Morant (knee sprain). – 12:12 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings up 8 with 5:29 to go. Neither team has reached a 30 point quarter tonight. – 12:11 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers briefly went without Ibaka/Zubac/Hartenstein, but Sacramento just shrugged and kept Bagley/Thompson in.
Zubac is in now, but Sacramento is up 90-79 and in bonus for last 6:36 of game.
Clippers have shot a nightmarish 42.4% in the paint. – 12:06 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
5 Kings just sprinted down the floor together in formation like the blue angels. That was very fun to watch. pic.twitter.com/3M0UeCouB312:04 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Mitchell to Bagley. Kings up 90-76. – 12:03 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The Kings and Buddy Hield are so much better off when the offense isn’t completely reliant on his shooting. – 12:00 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield with another bucket. Crowd is on their feet in Sacramento. It’s been a while. – 11:59 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue will often seek to take the blame for things going wrong, but lol at @BSieman for wanting to the blame specifically for five of the Kings’ points tonight. Bad defense from the broadcaster. – 11:58 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Every once and a while Marvin Bagley reminds us that he is a walking double-double with raw talent alone.
It’s easily the most frightening thing when imagining Bagley going to another franchise in the coming months. – 11:58 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley with his first double double of the season with 10 points and 11 boards tonight. – 11:56 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Maybe I should note that the Clippers are 1-10 this season when trailing entering the fourth quarter. – 11:56 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Marvin Bagley III has a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in 15 minutes. – 11:55 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Double-double for Bagley. – 11:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Boban > Tristan – 11:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
If Clippers ever find a spurt, they best take the lead with it. Sacramento added to their halftime advantage and are up 76-70 through 3 quarters.
De’Aaron Fox: 16 points, 8/16 FGs, 7 rbeounds, 5 assists, 1 steal. – 11:51 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
headed to the 4th in Sacramento, Kings lead the Clippers 76-70. Terence Davis with a big 3rd, he and Tyrese Haliburton each with 18 points for the Kings. Clippers led by 13 from Reggie Jackson. – 11:50 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings lead the Clippers 76-70 heading to the fourth. Terence Davis with a big 13 point third quarter. – 11:49 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield with his first make of the night. – 11:49 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Fires it up and in!
📺 @BallySportWest | @Paul George pic.twitter.com/t188j63bH711:48 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Feels like these next few minutes will decide the game. Even after playing so well, these 2nd half opponent pushes have been too hard for the Kings to handle, especially at home this season. – 11:47 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers are hanging around. Sacramento holding onto a 70-67 lead with 2:05 left.
Clippers playing to protect themselves as much as possible. It is an eyesore to watch, but that’s what they need to do to steal one. – 11:43 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Only Richaun Holmes can make 0 points look so good. His impact just by playing his game (the respect he gets in the pick & roll) is glaring.
In case their was any doubt that the man was an NBA-caliber starting big… – 11:41 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Even with the recent 3-point sprees against the Clippers, for the season they’re middle-of-the-packish in terms of opponent’s 3-point shooting: 33.9% — while LA is shooting 35.2% itself. (That’s 13th in league on both accounts.) – 11:41 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Marcus Morris has earned a technical and Terence Davis made the free throw for a seven-point SAC lead. Morris is out of the game now. – 11:36 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Before Marcus Morris could sub out, he picks up a technical foul. – 11:36 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
technical on Marcus Morris Sr. – 11:36 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tech on Marcus Morris. – 11:35 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
It’s a @Ivica Zubac dunk fest tonight!
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/LwWyAJxsjP11:35 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The fact that Davis has been able to get this hot in back-to-back games, & continues to get such good looks speaks to the impact of De’Aaron Fox & Tyrese Haliburton. Defenses have to focus so much attention on them both (and Holmes) in the pick & roll. Davis can freely get open. – 11:34 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Paul George, who is struggling with his shot tonight, is now up to 9 assists midway through the 3rd quarter. He had 3 at the half. – 11:34 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Call him Terence Valanciunas
Davis 3s vs Clippers this season: 10/17 (5 each tonight and Wednesday)
Davis 3s vs rest of NBA this season: 12/57 (21.1%)
Sacramento up 67-59 with 6:52 left in 3rd quarter. – 11:31 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The flow to this game is the best I’ve seen for the Kings all season. Pace, ball movement, and speed all fitting Sacramento’s ideal style of play. – 11:31 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
After making a three that earned everyone in the arena free tacos, Terence Davis spent some extra time on the Clippers’ side of halfcourt entering the timeout. He had some words and tangled a bit with Terance Mann and Hartenstein, but nothing ultimately came of it. – 11:30 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Terence Davis out firing in the 3rd, Kings now lead 67-59 at 6:52. Davis with 17 points, buries his 5th triple and let’s the Clippers know about it as LA burns the timeout. – 11:30 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Terence Davis hits another 3-pointer and it’s FREE TACOS for everybody!! 🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮 – 11:29 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
TERENCE. DAVIS.
🔥🔥🔥🔥 – 11:27 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis hits the heat check. – 11:27 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Chimezie Metu has a career-high 5 blocks according to NBA.com. – 11:22 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers start Terance Mann over Serge Ibaka for second half – 11:22 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Wednesday, it was the Kings traveling down to LA on second night of B2B, and they basically ended game in third quarter.
Interested to see how Clippers come out and execute to start third quarter. Legs were a major issue offensively, but game didn’t get away from Clippers. – 11:21 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Keep pushing.
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/1C2Lk43esT11:14 PM

Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
Sac-Joaquin Section teams go 0-2 today with Manteca’s 35-21 loss to Wilcox in Division 2-A.
Four section schools will play in CIF State bowl games:
D1-AA: Folsom-Cathedral Catholic
D2-AA: Central Catholic-Mater Dei Catholic
D3-AA: Vanden-Aquinas
D6-AA: Argonaut-Quartz Hill – 11:12 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terance Mann’s runout following a Haliburton miss was the only Clippers FG in the last 7:29 of the first half.
They’re fortunate to be down only 50-45 at half in Sacramento. Clippers shooting only 33.3% from field, and it’s really bad inside arc (missed 12/19 paint, 5/6 middy) – 11:08 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
HALFTIME: Kings lead Clippers, 50-45.
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton 15 pts, 4 rebs, 1 blk
👑 @De’Aaron Fox 12 pts, 5 rebs, 2 sats
👑 @Marvin Bagley 8 pts, 6 rebs pic.twitter.com/pfcTX6XJqZ11:08 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kings 50, Clips 45 | Half | A six-minute lull gives Sacramento a five-point edge going into the break … the Clippers, as you know because you’ve been watching, are playing their fifth game in seven days, again. They’re 0-3 on the back of back to backs this season, fwiw. – 11:07 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings take a 50-45 lead over the Clippers into the half thanks to 27 points from the starting backcourt – 15pts for Tyrese Haliburton & 12 for De’Aaron Fox).
Paul George just 3/13 for LA. Reggie Jackson leads the Clippers with 9 points. – 11:07 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
All 6 games tonight are rest-advantage games. Teams that didn’t play last night (CHI, MEM, MIL & SAS) are 4-0 so far.
POR has climbed out of a big hole. SAC up 6 at the half on the Clips.
Rest-advantage teams are 52-31 (.627) this season. Would be best mark of last 8 years. – 11:07 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Halftime: Kings 50, Clippers 45
A nearly 7-minute field goal drought allowed the Kings to go from 8 down to leading by 8. Reggie Jackson leads LAC with 9 points. Paul George with 8 points and no free throws, to his obvious frustration. – 11:06 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Kings lead the Clippers 50-45 at the half. They’re only shooting 43.5% from the field and 31.3% from 3-point range, but they’ve held the Clippers to 33.3%. Tyrese Haliburton has 15 points. De’Aaron Fox has 12. Paul George has eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. – 11:06 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings hold a 50-45 lead over the Clippers heading to the half. Tyrese Haliburton and De’Aaron Fox have a combined 27 points. – 11:06 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Ty in a 𝗭𝗢𝗡𝗘
Game-high 15 points in the first half 💪 pic.twitter.com/OIFLmgmnBy11:05 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Tyrese Haliburton is feeling it. Game-high 15 points now on 6-of-7 shooting. He’s 3 of 3 from 3-point range. – 11:03 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Six minutes between Clippers field goals. – 11:03 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers offense is back in hell. No field goals since Ivica Zubac’s dunk, and other than 3 FTs, LAC has had eight scoreless possessions in more than 5 minutes.
Sacramento leads 45-42 with 2:24 left in first half. The legs are definitely struggling for Clippers on 5th in 7… – 11:01 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Stop… HAMMER TIME 🔨⏰
📺 @BallySportWest | @Ivica Zubac pic.twitter.com/CyBQ7Ag6Zj10:58 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton from Rocklin. Kings lead 45-42. – 10:57 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Really good defensive possession ends with a blocked shot by Tyrese Haliburton. – 10:56 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Scott Foster isn’t gonna get Christmas cards addressed from Sacramento – 10:54 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Two plays, two great reactions — by Zu and by Davion Mitchell watching Zu throw down. pic.twitter.com/umCrJxz88I10:54 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Marvin Bagley with 8 points and 6 boards through his 10 minute stretch of this first half for the Kings. – 10:51 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Marvin Bagley III goes to the bench after putting up eight points and six rebounds in 10 minutes. Looks good after missing a couple of games due to illness. – 10:51 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is up to eight points and three rebounds in eight minutes against the Clippers. He’s 2 of 3 from the field and 4 of 4 at the free-throw line. – 10:46 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley is up to 8 points and 3 rebounds here in the first half. – 10:46 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
And we have an in-game proposal in Sacramento. It was successful. The groom-to-be will not be charged a timeout. – 10:44 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
We have another proposal on the court in Sacramento. – 10:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Luke is really dribbling before made 3s now
Kings call timeout with Clippers up 35-31, 93 seconds into second quarter. Clips All-bench lineup bolstered by Sacramento’s difficulty defending perimeter with their bench+Haliburton. – 10:43 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Bagley has hit 9 of his last 10 free throws. Very good sign for him.
He’s looked really solid so far tonight. Great energy and some nice defensive sequences. – 10:41 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Isaiah Hartenstein went down in apparent pain after being fouled but he popped up and is shooting free throws. – 10:41 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Startin’ strong from beyond the arc.
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/pGcK0CXovj10:40 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers were on wrong end of an 11-point first quarter turnaround prior to Luke Kennard’s late clock stepback 3.
Tie game at 29 in Sacramento through 12 minutes. Kings shooting 54.5% FGs after making 52.3% Wednesday in LA.
Clippers staying afloat with 6 3s. – 10:37 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clippers 29, Kings 29 | End 1 | Sac’s edge in rebounds (11-10) and fastbreak points (5-0) isn’t exactly overwhelming. – 10:37 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings off and running against the Clippers. Both teams tied 29-29 after 1. De’Aaron Fox 10pts (5/7) to lead Sacramento – shooting 55%. LA shoots 48% and 8 points each for Reggie Jackson & Paul George. – 10:36 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
All tied up at 29-29 after 1Q in Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox has 10 points. 7 for Haliburton. Paul George has 8 points for the Clippers. – 10:35 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
First quarter is over in Sac: Clippers 29, Kings 29
Kings were able to play the game at their (fast) pace late in the quarter by getting out in transition. Clippers 6-10 from 3. – 10:35 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
🦊 out sprints everyone in transition.
Leading the way in scoring (10 pts) pic.twitter.com/dhSnfvAn0w10:34 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield hasn’t hit a shot yet, but he’s filling up the stat sheet. He has a block, a steal, two assists and two rebounds. – 10:33 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Man, Bledsoe missed a tough shot in the paint, Fox rebounded it, and had a layup in five seconds.
BUGATTI SPEED
Fox is the first player in double figures tonight with 10. Clippers still up 24-22 with 2:58 left in opening quarter – 10:28 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
De’Aaron Fox has 10 points in nine minutes and just scored the Kings’ first fastbreak points. – 10:27 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Fast start for Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, who has 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting over the first nine minutes against the Clippers. – 10:26 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox is rolling. He’s up to 10 points. Getting downhill on the Clippers. – 10:26 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Marvin Bagley III checking into the game for the first time after missing a couple of games due to illness. – 10:23 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley checking in at the next whistle. – 10:23 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
KINGS OF THE FOURTH IN NEW YORK. pic.twitter.com/SowgqJ9suU10:22 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Metu with the corner 3-ball. 18-16 Clippers. Kings need to slow down Paul George. – 10:21 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Tyrese Haliburton had to get some things cleared up with lead official Scott Foster before the timeout. Haliburton was getting furious with two calls against him in the early going. – 10:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Paul George missed all 7 3s last night at Los Angeles, but hits his first 2 tonight in Sacramento.
George hasn’t been successful yet inside the arc, missing a long 2 and getting a drive swatted by Chimezie Metu that led to De’Aaron Fox’s third FG.
Clippers up 16-13 5.5 min in. – 10:19 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
I know PS5’s are in crazy high demand right now, but the Kings just gave away an ATARI at tonight’s game. No shit. – 10:19 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton is in attack mode. He has 7 points early. Fox is right there with him with 6 points. The two have all of the Kings’ 13 points. Clippers lead 16-13. – 10:18 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
One night after shooting 0-7 from three, Paul George has made his first two three-pointers. Clippers are 4-5 overall from three. – 10:17 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Back-to-back threes from PG13!
📺 @BallySportWest | @Paul George pic.twitter.com/YD4nydbIw610:17 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Locked in. 🔒
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/qQkO3tKqSF10:15 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Haliburton with the floater to get the Kings on the board. 2-2. – 10:11 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
How the Kings want to rebound tonight against the Clippers … pic.twitter.com/OWJaaaXaOy10:08 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
How the Kings intro the Clippers in Sacramento 💈 pic.twitter.com/SXwz7ymKEz10:06 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Paul George received warmly but a pocket of fans at Golden 1 Center, so much so some Kings fans turned around to figure out where the cheers were coming from. – 10:06 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta getting loose in warm ups. pic.twitter.com/AGTqVpHvic9:59 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Pregame film work.
🕖 7:00PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/8jITbWT7Ft9:49 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Neemias Queta is officially on the Kings’ active roster again tonight. – 9:47 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⤵️
👑 @De’Aaron Fox
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @TerenceDavisJr
👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @Richaun Holmes pic.twitter.com/j7poWKSpOH9:36 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Starters for @Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers – 12/4:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:32 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Clippers:
G – De’Aaron Fox
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Terence Davis
F – Chimezie Metu
C – Richaun Holmes
Note: Harrison Barnes (foot) and Maurice Harkless (knee) have been officially ruled out. – 9:32 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report vs. LA Clippers – 12/4:
Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) – OUT
Moe Harkless (left knee soreness) – OUT – 9:30 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Clips-Kings, part 2
Marcus Morris Sr.
Serge Ibaka
Ivica Zubac
Paul George
Reggie Jackson
SAC
Terence Davis
Chimezie Metu
Richaun Holmes
Tyrese Haliburton
De’Aaron Fox – 9:30 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Learn how to make the 𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝘼𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩 🍹
@CrownRoyal Cocktail of the Game | https://t.co/aYI6Dl0RSC pic.twitter.com/OYvOtBXBFp9:30 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III getting loose for tonight’s game vs. the Clippers. He will be in uniform, but it’s not clear how much he will play after missing the last two games due to illness. pic.twitter.com/lVSiCieBDO9:26 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terence Davis and Davion Mitchell had their best shooting games of the season Wednesday night in LA.
I asked Alvin Gentry about encouraging players to shoot, and his answer was similar to what we’ve heard over the years from Doc Rivers and Tyronn Lue. pic.twitter.com/YYxQ8znT1K9:19 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
One night after reinjuring an ankle, Paul George isn’t showing any signs of being hampered pregame. pic.twitter.com/NtMCXD5Ntz9:19 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and center Richaun Holmes getting some work in before tonight’s game against the Clippers. pic.twitter.com/JJ7DC7UErM9:13 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The Clippers are 0-3 this season on the second night of back-to-backs this season. The Kings beat them on zero days rest Wednesday. We’ll see if the Clippers can return the favor tonight with both Paul George and Marcus Morris Sr. available
@TheAthletic theathletic.com/2988897/2021/1…9:11 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Last night against the Lakers was one of only six games this season in which Paul George had a usage percentage under 30% – 9:00 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
A look at tonight’s customized kicks for Tyrese Haliburton, going with the gang from Scooby Doo. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/mm1yrxq8vY8:52 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue says he doesn’t know yet when Nico Batum will be ready to rejoin the rotation as he comes out of health and safety protocols. – 8:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Lue says that he has no update on Nicolas Batum rejoining the team, but said it was good that he has been active, and rather he feels he is getting closer. – 8:41 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue on Nic Batum’s status: “I don’t know… but it was good seeing him back in the building, I can tell you that. It’s getting close and we definitely need him.” – 8:41 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Harrison Barnes (foot) and Maurice Harkless (knee) have been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Clippers. Marvin Bagley III (illness) will suit up, but Gentry isn’t sure how much he will play. – 8:39 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tyronn Lue says same starters tonight at Sacramento as last night: Jackson, George, Morris, Ibaka, Zubac – 8:37 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue, pregame on Zoom: Stressing transition D, and says the Clippers are gonna start the same five as last night.
More Big Serge and Big Zu, in that case. – 8:36 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alvin Gentry said Marvin Bagley will be available but isn’t sure just how much he will be able to play tonight coming off his illness. Also hopes that Harrison Barnes & Moe Harkless will be available by next game. – 8:35 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Gentry is hopeful that both Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkless would be back next game, which isn’t until Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. – 8:21 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Marvin Bagley is going to dress, but Gentry wasn’t sure how much he would play. He’s coming back from a non-covid related illness. – 8:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Marvin Bagley III will play tonight after he missed Wednesday night in LA.
Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless out again tonight. – 8:20 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes and Moe Harkless are officially out according to Alvin Gentry. – 8:19 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Let’s keep it goin’ tonight ‼️ pic.twitter.com/EvF7nK5s588:11 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Harrison Barnes has been recalled by the Kings from G League Stockton head of tonight’s game vs Clippers. He’s doubtful for tonight. – 7:06 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Ahead of tonight’s game, Sacramento has recalled Harrison Barnes, Jahmi’us Ramsey and Robert Woodard II from the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. – 7:05 PM
Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
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Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Back tonight following Kings-Clippers and here’s the schedule for next week:
https://t.co/UfNWKIzuoy pic.twitter.com/U8JCVluSKp5:00 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
▪️ @Serge Ibaka was 3-3 from beyond the arc.
▪️ @Marcus Morris knocked down 6 threes, on 66.7% shooting.
▪️ @Luke Kennard shot 62.5% from three.
📼 Clippers CourtVision powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/hq5PLbo8fS4:50 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Despite re-tweaking his ankle Friday, PG appears good to go against the Kings tonight. Here’s the Clips’ personnel report: pic.twitter.com/kGI6do2TyS4:34 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Clippers Injury Report:
OUT:
Nicolas Batum – Health and Safety Protocols
Kawhi Leonard – right knee; ACL reconstruction-injury recovery
Jason Preston – right foot surgery; injury recovery
Keon Johnson – G League Assignment
Jay Scrubb – G League Assignment – 4:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Keon Johnson and Jay Scrubb are in the G
Nicolas Batum still officially in health and safety protocols
Leonard and Preston out long term
And that is all for Clippers in Sacramento tonight. Paul George and Marcus Morris are set to play. – 4:27 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Per the Clippers, here’s who is out tonight in Sacramento:
Nicolas Batum – Health and Safety Protocols
Kawhi Leonard – right knee; ACL reconstruction-injury recovery
Jason Preston – right foot surgery; injury recovery
Keon Johnson – G League
Jay Scrubb – G League – 4:26 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
From last night: LeBron James’ on-again, off-again restarted last night with a loss to the Clippers, after which LeBron didn’t hide his disappointment in health and safety protocols that kept him off the court es.pn/3dhj5tL4:13 PM

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