Kayte Christensen on the Sacramento Kings’ blowout loss in LA

Dec 13, 2023, 8:35 AM

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If you missed last night’s game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, you didn’t miss much.

Sacramento trailed by as many as 33 points during a 119-99 loss–their fourth loss by 18+ points this season.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to share her thoughts on the loss, discuss what the Kings need to do in the future to avoid these kinds of losses, and much more.

Plus: How long will the NBA suspend Draymond Green for hitting Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic?

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Topics Discussed

  • Diving into Tuesday night’s loss in Los Angeles
  • Are the Kings losing in blowout fashion too often?
  • Kayte says the biggest takeaway for her was that Sacramento struggled with the Clippers’ energy and physicality
  • When the three-pointers aren’t falling, how can the Kings respond?
  • “You have to find a way to manufacture your own energy.”
  • “They got punked last night.”
  • Sacramento’s nine losses have come against just four teams
  • Kayte says she doesn’t understand the blowout losses from this talented Kings roster
  • “They have to figure out a solution how they can play physically more consistently.”
  • The Kings will open up a six-game home stand on Thursday
  • Kayte says the home stand is “critical” as Sacramento will play most of January on the road
  • How long will Draymond Green’s suspension be this time?

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

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will return home for a six-game home stand that will tip off on Thursday night against the up-and-coming Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Kings got the best of the Thunder during their lone meeting with OKC on November 10th, with Kevin Huerter (28 points) and Keegan Murray (24 points) leading Sacramento to a 105-98 win with De’Aaron Fox (ankle) sidelined.

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

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, December 14th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 16th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7:00 PM PST
  • Monday, December 18th – Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, December 20th – Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, December 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST

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