J-Ross’ Kings Opening Night Primer

Dec 22, 2020, 7:13 PM | Updated: 7:13 pm
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The 36th season of Kings basketball in Sacramento is about to begin.

The Kings open their season on the road against the Denver Nuggets. Here are some things to get you ready for another season opener and some odds and ends statistics to use if you wish.

Kings Opening Night record (16-19)

Kings have lost 3 consecutive opening night games

Kings last opening night win was October 26,2016 when Sacramento defeated Phoenix 113-94

The Kings road opening record is (11-24) and they have lost their last 2 road opening games

Here is the list of players that have scored 30 or more points for the Kings in a season opener:

  • Reggie Theus – 33 points
  • DeMarcus Cousins – 32 points
  • Otis Thorpe – 31 points
  • Rodney McCray – 30 points/DeMarcus Cousins 30 points

Here is the list of players that have scored 30 or more points against the Kings in a season opener:

  • Derek Smith 36 points (this is from the first ever NBA game played in Sacramento, still a record)
  • Kevin Garnett 34 points
  • Dirk Nowitzki 33 points/Blake Griffin 33 points
  • Marques Johnson 31 points


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