Kayte Christensen on the Sacramento Kings’ handling of adversity

Feb 28, 2024, 9:30 AM | Updated: 9:31 am

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JANUARY 16: Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings high fives De'Aaron Fox...

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Following their latest disappointing loss, the Sacramento Kings will have a tough test ahead of them when they take the floor on Wednesday night.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to preview Sacramento’s matchup against the reigning champion Denver Nuggets, discuss the adversity the Kings have had to play through this year, and much more.

Plus: Kayte and Jason look forward to a home-heavy final stretch of the season as Sacramento continues its playoff push.

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Topics Discussed

  • Diving into Sacramento’s approach to tonight’s game
  • Kayte breaks down Monday’s loss to a shorthanded Miami Heat team
  • Have the Kings dealt with more adversity this season than last year?
  • Why was Sacramento’s late-game zone defense so effective against Miami?
  • De’Aaron Fox (left knee contusion) is questionable for tonight’s game
  • Kayte talks about how reliable Fox and Domantas Sabonis have been over the past two seasons
  • “They’re tough as nails, and they don’t complain.”
  • What makes the Kings so dangerous on the road?
  • Kayte says Sacramento has the best home-court advantage in the NBA
  • For the first time this season, the Kings will face Denver’s full starting lineup
  • Keegan Murray’s defense has been impressive this season

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will embark on a brief–but challenging–two-game road trip that will begin on Wednesday night in Denver, where they will face the reigning champion Nuggets for the final time this regular season.

The Kings will seek its first four-game season series sweep of Denver since the 2002-03 season after winning the first three matchups, most recently on February 14th when De’Aaron Fox’s 15-point fourth quarter completed a 102-98 comeback win at Ball Arena.

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 28th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST
  • Friday, March 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5:00 PM PST
  • Monday, March 4th – Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls – 7:00 PM PST
  • 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

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