Well, that was undoubtedly a basketball game for the OKC Thunder.
The OKC Thunder traveled to Sacramento to face off against the “Beam team,” the Kings fresh off back-to-back victories against the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Except for a handful of players, you could have fooled me.
Three Takeaways from the OKC Thunder falling to the Sacramento Kings in the second In-Season Tournament game.
From the opening tip, the OKC Thunder performance on the floor could be described as a comedy of errors. It was a far cry from one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league going into the contest, knocking down a measly 7-30 (23 percent).
The Kings did little better, knocking down 13-47 (27 percent) themselves from beyond the arch.
It was a long and sloppy game that saw two teams miss over half of their shots and had combined for 33 turnovers.
The Kings were able to come out on top thanks to the efforts of Domantas Sabonis, who posted a triple-double (and is averaging a triple-double against OKC since being with the Kings) and had 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists. He wasn’t alone, though, as Keegan Murray pitched in 24 points on top of 11 rebounds.
The Kings as a whole were able to impose their will on the glass, winning the battle 52-38, 16-5 on the offensive glass.
Here are some takeaways from the OKC Thunders’s disappointing loss to the Kings.