The Kings played with dignity against Boston (100: 99), interrupting the Celtics 10-game winning streak. In a tense battle, they managed to squeeze the greens, for which they received a gift from Lady Luck, who did not allow the ball to drop into the basket at the last second of the meeting. “Kings” won three games in a row in their walls, and in the past seven sessions on account of the team of Luke Walton five victories.
In excellent shape, Buddy Hild, who scored 35 points in the game with Boston. It was his throws in the last minutes of the match that allowed the team to stay afloat and then achieve victory. Productively played Bogdanovich, who received more than minutes in the absence of Fox. He gave ten assists without a single loss. I think that Sacramento will fight Phoenix with even more considerable effort and perseverance.
“Solar” in the native walls without Ricky Rubio could not give battle to “Boston”. “Sans” scored only 85 points. This is the worst indicator so far this season, and Rubio is not likely to play in this match either. Devin Booker also played a little weak, but you have to spend the second match in two days, and even away. Before this, the Phoenix won two consecutive away matches, but the rivals were Memphis and Golden State. Both teams are now clearly inferior to the “kings.” Devin Booker, of course, is one of those players who can break the opponent’s resistance alone, but in this case, courage is on the King’s side.
In this meeting, my preferences are on the side of the owners of the floor. First, at home, Sacramento plays decently and always fights for victory, not even in its best times. Secondly, Sans will be without Rubio, and they will play for the second time in two days. Thirdly, historically, Arizona players have unsuccessfully played in Sacramento, where they lost in 7 of their last nine battles. Bet on the victory of the “Kings” with a handicap (-1.5) looks interesting.