During this skid, Sacramento is averaging 99.3 points, shooting 44.8 percent, including 38 percent from 3-point range. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 110.8 points and opponents to shoot 48.8 percent.
Sacramento’s skid continued with Monday’s 112-107 loss at Charlotte. The Kings trailed by 17 after the third quarter after allowing the Hornets to shoot 50.8 percent and make 15 of 30 3-pointers but they outscored Charlotte by 12 in the final 12 minutes.
Paul Perkins Elite Jersey The teams are meeting in Orlando for the first time since the Magic posted a 102-94 win on Nov. 3, 2016. Of the 10 players to appear in that game for Sacramento, only Kosta Koufos, Cauley-Stein and Temple remain on the team.
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The Jets, meanwhile, will probably struggle out of the gate. Starting quarterback Josh McCown produced a below-average passer rating in 2016 (72.3) and will have two starting receivers with little experience in the NFL. Charone Peake caught 19 of 35 targets for 186 yards in 2016 and Robby Anderson caught 42 of 78 targets for 587 yards and two touchdowns last season.
McCown did show a little chemistry with those two during the preseason, completing three of seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, but it is going to take more than that to win the Jets’ first season opener against a division rival since 2008.
The Jazz drove to the basket at will in the first half, shooting 62.5 percent en route to a 76-59 halftime lead. They began the night ranked 26th in the league in points per game.
Honestly, we just didn’t have it, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. They played a lot harder than us, which I rarely say. They played desperate.
We didn’t handle their Greg Robinson Jersey pressure. They pressured us in the first half. Second half, we were much better. But in the first half, I just didn’t think we were ready for the intensity that they were going to bring.
Just moving the basketball, Walker said. Whenever you have an open shot just being aggressive and making them. We’re all creating for each other to get the best shots possible and whenever we did we just knocked them in tonight.