The battles keep coming for the Sacramento Kings. After surviving the drama of the weekend and taking down a red-hot OKC Thunder team on Monday evening, the Kings head back out on the road. They'll face off with the Utah Jazz in a pre-Thanksgiving game at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Head coach Dave Joerger received a huge ovation in pregame against the Thunder and then sent his young group out to run the Thunder off the court. Buddy Hield led the way with 25 points and veteran Iman Shumpert scored all 23 of his points in the first half to help the Kings come away with the 117-113 victory.
Kings Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay California begins at 5:30 p.m., with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 pm.
The Kings head home following the game, but they'll travel to Oakland to play the Warriors on Saturday and then back to Sacramento for a back-to-back against this same Jazz team.
Line: Jazz by 9
Projected Starting Lineup
PG De'Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF Iman Shumpert
PF Nemanja Bjelica
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PG Ricky Rubio
SG Donovan Mitchell
SF Joe Ingles
PF Derrick Favors
C Rudy Gobert
C Kosta Koufos (right calf strain) OUT.
No Injuries to Report.
Joerger's young crew continues to push the tempo and dictate the flow of the game. Against OKC, De'Aaron Fox had a rough shooting night, finishing with just six points on 1-of-10 shooting, but he added 13 assists and a nailed a pair of free throws to ice the game.
Marvin Bagley posted his first career double-double in 25 minutes of action. He was active and earned major fourth quarter minutes for one of the first times this season.