Kings Notes: Bogdan Bogdanovic Sets Career-high, Clippers Score at Will

SACRAMENTO -- For the first time this season, the Sacramento Kings have a three game losing streak.  The Los Angeles Clippers walked into Golden 1 Center Thursday evening and overpowered the Kings late for a 133-121 victory.

Although they were in the game in the fourth, Sacramento struggled on the defensive end and untimely turnovers did them in. 

Here are six notes as the Kings drop under .500 at 10-11 on the season.

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Bogi at the point

The Kings love Bogdan Bogdanovic's versatility. That might mean that he stays with the second unit as a super-sub in the mold of the Spurs Manu Ginobili. Following the loss to the Clippers, Dave Joerger said he is going to use Bogdanovic more at the point guard position moving forward. 

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According to Joerger, the plan is to use Bogi along with De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield in a three guard rotation. That probably isn't good news for Frank Mason or Yogi Ferrell. 

Bogdanovic scored a career-high 26 points while dishing out six assists and grabbing four rebounds in 35 minutes. 

Bagley's Back 

Marvin Bagley went out of the game in the fourth quarter and did not return with lower back stiffness. He was in visible pain in the locker room, but he said he would be fine. 

The rookie is on a nice little run. He scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 27 minutes. He was active and is starting to develop chemistry with his teammates. There is no early word on his availability for Saturday's game against Indiana. 

Fox +/-

Sometimes the raw numbers don't tell the entire story. De'Aaron Fox finished the night with 17 points and nine assists, but it seemed like every time he stepped on the floor, the Clippers started burying shots. 

It's not all on Fox and over analyzing plus/minus for individual games is never a good idea, but the Kings' starting point guard posted a game-high -23 for the evening. 

Cauley-Stein and the D

In his postgame interview, Willie Cauley-Stein was brutally honest about how bad the Kings' defense was against the Clippers. A lot of the issues stem from Sacramento's youth and their inability to read and react to complex offensive sets. 

While plenty of the problems begin with the guards, Cauley-Stein isn't exactly putting fear in opposing teams hoping to finish around the rim. The 7-footer has blocked 10 shots through the first 21 games for Sacramento, ranking him fourth on the team behind Bagley (25), Nemanja Bjelica (13) and Fox (11).

The Jackson 8  

Justin Jackson has been all over the board this season. On Thursday, it looked like he was out of the rotation when Troy Williams was the first wing off the bench. Jackson made an appearance in the late third quarter and promptly bricked an open 3-pointer. 

The second-year forward looked like a different player when the fourth quarter began. He kept the Kings in the game with a pair of 3-pointers and finished with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting and chipped in four rebounds in a little over eight minutes of the action. He made a positive impact on the game, which is all that you can ask for out of a reserve.   

Surrounded by Serbians

Bogdanovic sat courtside before the game with Bjelica and the Clippers Milos Teodosic. The trio has played together on the Serbian national team and took a few minutes to catch up. Also in attendance were Serbian legends, Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic. There were even a few young fans in the crowd running around with Serbian jerseys getting autographs.

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