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Kayte Christensen previews the Sacramento Kings’ playoff push

Feb 21, 2024, 9:29 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 03: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings laughs against the Chicago...

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The playoff push has arrived.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to preview the Sacramento Kings’ final stretch of the season as they look to secure an NBA Playoff berth for the second straight season.

What needs to go right for the Kings to secure a top-six spot in the Western Conference? Let’s dive in.

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Topics Discussed

  • How was Kayte’s All-Star break?
  • Did the break come at the right time for the Kings?
  • “The break couldn’t get there fast enough.”
  • The Kings have allowed opponents to shoot 39.7% from deep this season (worst in NBA)
  • What can Sacramento do to improve its weak three-point defense?
  • Why have the Kings struggled to knock down free throws?
  • “There are too many great shooters on this team for them to be this low as a whole.”
  • Looking ahead to the playoff push
  • The importance of De’Aaron Fox finding consistency during the final stretch
  • “For some time now, you’ve seen him take a hit, and he’s rubbing that shoulder… De’Aaron never complains about it.”
  • Kayte says if the Kings want to be successful, there needs to be balance among the starting five’s scoring output
  • Finding momentum at the right time will be crucial for Sacramento
  • March is “going to be critical” due to the Kings’ home-heavy portion of its schedule

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 enter the All-Star break looking to rest and recover for the final stretch of the regular season.

Once the Kings return from the week-long break, they will face rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs–owner of the worst record in the Western Conference–on Thursday, February 22nd, at Golden 1 Center.

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

Upcoming Schedule

  • 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
  • Friday, March 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5:00 PM PST

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