Instant Analysis: Kings Fall Behind Early to Bucks, Can't Overcome Deficit

The Sacramento Kings looked lost on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks and they got embarrassed on their home floor. They looked like a completely different team Saturday at the Bradley Center, but they still didn't have enough to beat the Bucks.

Despite getting off to a horrible start, the Kings recovered to make it a game late. In the end, they couldn't get the stops in crunch time and Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Bucks team came away with the 109-104 victory to sweep the season series.


Zach Randolph continues to defy father time. The 36-year-old big put up huge numbers for the second straight game, finishing the night with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds.


Rookies rule. The point guard tandem of De'Aaron Fox and Frank Mason went nuts in the second half, leading the Kings right back into the game. Fox scored eight of his 14 points in the third quarter, while Mason finished the night with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting.


Antetokounmpo put on a show for Milwaukee, finishing the night with 33 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals.


Sacramento looked dead in the water heading into the fourth quarter, but Randolph and group of young players stormed back to make it a game. The Kings fought the good fight down the stretch, but the Bucks kept the pressure on to come away with the win.


Willie Cauley-Stein went down in the second quarter with a lower back strain and did not return. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.


The Kings returned home following the loss in Milwaukee, but they'll head back out on the road to face the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday. They'll finish their four game road trip in New Orleans against DeMarcus Cousins and his Pelican teammates.

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