Kings Open At Home

By Rob Small, SacMidtown.com

For the first time  in seven years the Sacramento Kings are coming home with a 2-1 record after starting on the road. The team comes home with wins against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Clevelnad Cavaliers. In between wins, they lost to the New Jersey Nets.

In all three games the Kings staged third quarter comebacks against teams that will most likely not make the playoffs. Even though they’ve shown success with comebacks on the road the Kings can’t rely solely on comebacks.

Even though the Kings stepped up their defense and ramped up their scoring they’ve given teams the opportunity to win. That’s how the Nets won and the T’Wolves and Cavs were given the same chance.

Rookie Performance

DeMarcus Cousins averaged 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists on the three-game road trip. Cousins shot 46.4 percent from the field.

He recorded the first double-double of his career against the Cavs with 14 points and 10 rebounds, including a late free throw that put the Kings up by three points at the end of the game.

What’s Next?

The Kings have a very favorable scheduleat the beginning of the season. The Kings will play the nine of their next 12 games at home. Eight of those games will be against teams that were not in the playoffs last season.

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