SACRAMENTO KINGS

Broadcaster says Kings ‘aren’t a great matchup’ for Lakers

Mar 6, 2024, 8:52 AM

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The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers will clash on Wednesday night in Southern California as both teams continue their quests for an NBA Playoff berth.

Lakers radio play-by-play broadcaster John Ireland joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to preview all of the action, share why he thinks the Kings are an unideal matchup for Los Angeles, and much more.

Plus: John shares why he thinks Sacramento is lucky to have Sixth Man of the Year candidate Malik Monk.

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Topics Discussed

  • What has been behind the Los Angeles Lakers’ turnaround?
  • John says he never thought head coach Darvin Ham was on the verge of losing his job this season
  • “I think the Lakers were committed to [Ham] because of how last year went, going to the Western Conference Finals.”
  • Sacramento holds a 2-0 record vs. the Lakers this season
  • Why have the Kings found success against Los Angeles?
  • “It’s all matchups, and Sacramento matches up really well against us.”
  • John says the Kings “aren’t a great matchup” for the Lakers
  • How did John enjoy covering Malik Monk during his season in Los Angeles
  • John says the Lakers wanted to keep Monk in 2022, but the guard signing with Sacramento

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday night as they will look to create more space between themselves and the 10th-seed Lakers in the Western Conference standings.

With a win on Wednesday, the Kings can secure the regular season series and all tie-breaker scenarios between themselves and the Lakers. Sacramento has beaten Los Angeles in both matchups this season, with the most recent matchup taking place at crypto.com Arena on November 15th.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Lakers coverage, beginning at 6:00 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:30 PM PST tip-off from downtown Los Angeles.

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Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, March 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7:30 PM PST
  • Thursday, March 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, March 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets – 3:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, March 12th – Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, March 13th – Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 7:00 PM PST

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