With the play-in formally out of attain, the Kings lastly handed the keys to their young-ins, and it was actually enjoyable! Admittedly, the Grizzlies had zero curiosity in successful this one because it has no impact on their playoff seeding, and sat their total beginning lineup. But it surely was good to lastly see the subsequent Kings era unleashed for primarily the primary time this season.
It didn’t lead to a win, because the Kings fell 107-106. They’d an opportunity to steal the win after Justise Winslow missed two free throws on Memphis’ ultimate possession, however Terence Davis couldn’t provide you with a rating as time expired. Davis had a tough night time, taking pictures 2-of-18 from the sphere, however the different Sacramento younger gamers confirmed out a bit whereas the veterans sat.
Damian Jones was the primary beneficiary, incomes the beginning instead of Richaun Holmes and main the starters with 12 factors within the first half, together with 10 within the first quarter. Jones ended the sport together with his first double-double of the season, tallying 17 factors and 11 rebounds whereas incomes six journeys to the foul line.
Justin James wasn’t as prolific as in his 31-point outing Thursday, however he nonetheless had some spectacular moments in his 16-point night time, together with a dunk from distance within the second quarter.
The actual star of the opening session was Louis King, who set a career-high with 16 factors within the first half alone. He shot 6-of-9 from the sphere, incomes the beginning within the second half over Moe Harkless. He completed the night time with 27 factors in 34 minutes.
Robert Woodard acquired some run within the first half, the primary time he has performed since April 2, however the crew elected to not press him past 5 minutes. Fellow rookie Jahmi’us Ramsey noticed the ground for half-hour, however he additionally had some issue connecting on his jumper.
It’s a disgrace it took this lengthy for the youth of this crew to see the ground, however higher late than by no means.