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Sacramento Kings Tracker: Best of the Beam Team, 3/20-3/26

The magic number to end the playoff drought is one win.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings need four wins to clinch a playoff spot and end the longest drought in NBA history.

They opened their week in Utah, trying to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip and extend their road winning streak to eight games, but fell short against the Jazz Monday night.

Tuesday night, on the 2nd night of a back to back, the Kings returned home for a game against the Boston Celtics. The Kings defeated the Phoenix Suns Friday and the Utah Jazz Saturday. 

The attendance for Friday's game broke a Golden 1 Center record, holding 18,151 fans in the stadium.


Domantas Sabonis was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the 2nd consecutive week and the 3rd time this season. Sabonis averaged 22.8 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 1.5 blocks a game this past week. Sabonis joins Giannis Antetokounmpo (4), Joel Embiid (4), and Damian Lillard (3) in the elite group of players to have won the award three or more times this season.

As of the Kings game against the Jazz, De'Arron Fox had his 25th 30-point outing of the season. He is tied with Donovan Mitchell for seventh-most 30-point games in the NBA this season.

March 25 - Vs. Utah Jazz

Kevin Huerter scored a team-high 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz 121-113. Huerter added seven rebounds and four assists for the Kings. 

Domantas Sabonis finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists for his NBA-leading 60th double-double of the season. 

Keegan Murray scored 14 of his 22 total points in the first quarter and knocked down six three-pointers. 

March 24 - Vs. Phoenix Suns 

Kevin Huerter led all scores with 29 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 135-127. Huerter added nine rebounds and five assists for the Kings (44-29).

Domantas Sabonis finished with 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

De'Aaron Fox exited the game with 7:16 left in the third quarter with right hamstring soreness. Fox finished with 19 points in 21 minutes. Harrison Barnes scored 23 points and Keegan Murray finished with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. 

March 21 - Vs. Boston Celtics

Domantas Sabonis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the Kings, who lost consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 3-5. De'Aaron Fox scored 18 points.

Sacramento fell 1 1/2 games behind Memphis in the race for second place in the Western Conference. The Kings are trying to clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 — the longest postseason drought in NBA history.

Playing their fifth game in seven nights in their fourth time zone, the Kings offered little defensive resistance for Boston.

March 20 - Vs. Utah Jazz

Sacramento was unable to prolong its three-game win streak, falling to the Utah Jazz Monday night. 

The game was notable for the Jazz building a 40-19 lead by the end of first period. The Kings clawed back, closing the gap, but they ultimately fell short.

Sabonis led the Kings in rebounds with 12 and assists with 9. He scored 11 points.

Kings rookie Keegan Murray scored 22 points with 6 rebounds and 1 assist, and De'Aaron Fox scored 37 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.

Sacramento still needs four wins before clinching a playoff berth.


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