Kayte Christensen on Kings vs. Suns, looking ahead to the Nuggets

Feb 14, 2024, 8:34 AM | Updated: 8:35 am

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 13: Josh Okogie #2 of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against Dav...

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Not even 24 hours removed from a tough loss to the Phoenix Suns, the Sacramento Kings will face the Denver Nuggets on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday night.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to recap what went wrong for Sacramento on Tuesday in Phoenix, look ahead to a tough matchup against the Nuggets, and much more.

Plus: Kayte thinks that De’Aaron Fox is playing through fatigue as he has increased his output on the defensive end.

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Topics Discussed

  • Valentine’s Day talk
  • What are the differences between Kayte watching a game on TV and watching it in person while calling the game?
  • Breaking down last night’s loss to Phoenix
  • “It is so rare that you see a team that absolutely annihilates the opponent in multiple categories and loses the game.”
  • Looking at some late-game plays that ended up costing the Kings
  • Why doesn’t Domantas Sabonis get foul calls?
  • Sacramento was able to take advantage of Phoenix’s small-ball lineups
  • Kayte says that the Kings’ effort last night wasn’t an issue
  • While Sacramento has a better record at this point than they did last year, the West has improved
  • Talking about Mike Brown’s tendency to call timeouts for teaching moments
  • Turning the page to Denver
  • Kayte on Kings vs. Nuggets in Denver: “It’s a brutal game. It’s a brutal game every year.”
  • Diving into De’Aaron Fox’s recent inconsistency
  • Kayte thinks Fox’s increase in defensive output has affected his performance on the offensive end

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 play a tough second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets as they will look to head into the NBA All-Star break on a winning note.

Last Friday night, the Kings routed the Nuggets by a final of 135-106 behind a triple-double performance from Domantas Sabonis (17 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists).

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Nuggets coverage, beginning at 4:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 6:00 PM PST tip-off from the ‘Mile High City.’

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Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 14th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST
  • NBA All-Star break – February 15-21
  • Thursday, February 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, February 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers – 6:30 PM PST
  • Monday, February 26th – Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, February 28th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST

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