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Doug Christie on the Kings establishing a home-court advantage

Dec 20, 2023, 7:00 AM

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The Sacramento Kings have won five of their past six games, and there’s no shortage of storylines to discuss!

Former Kings guard and current assistant coach Doug Christie joined The Drive Guys to share his thoughts on the first 25 games of the season, talk about De’Aaron Fox’s ascension to stardom, and much more.

Plus: Doug talks about how important it is for Sacramento to establish a true home-court advantage at Golden 1 Center.

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Topics Discussed with Doug Christie

  • Doug shares what he has been helping Harrison Barnes with during pregame workouts on the court
  • What kind of offseason work did Doug get in with Domantas Sabonis?
  • “He’s a machine, man… Credit to him; after the playoffs last year, his only mental focus was to attack the thing where he felt exposed. We took a few days off and got right back in the gym.”
  • Has Sabonis’ healed right hand made a difference in his game?
  • Sacramento is preparing for a big three-game set at home against Boston, Phoenix, and Minnesota
  • Doug says that Monday’s win over Washington might have been more important than any of the three upcoming games
  • “Last night was a huge step forward for us. Last season, they came in, and we were down by 30 at one point.”
  • Is Sacramento in the process of establishing home-court advantage?
  •  “We have to learn how to take advantage of Golden 1 Center… Every opportunity to have the fans on our side is huge.”
  • Doug dives into Keegan Murray’s growth
  • Should fans appreciate Harrison Barnes more?
  • Doug says watching De’Aaron Fox’s progression is “super satisfying.”
  • Are the Los Angeles Lakers still Doug’s top rival
  • Doug breaks down Keon Ellis’ impact

Listen to The Drive Guys with Kevin ‘Whitey’ Gleason and Kings broadcaster Kyle Draper from 2 – 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will continue its six-game home stand on Wednesday night against a Boston Celtics team that has looked like an NBA Finals favorite so far this season.

Boston will be on the second night of a back-to-back after facing the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Celtics coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, December 20th – Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, December 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 23rd – Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – 7:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, December 26th – Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers – @ 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, December 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks – 4:30 PM PST

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