NBA

Unlucky Number Seven: Sacramento’s Losing Streak Continues

Dec 29, 2019, 7:35 PM | Updated: 7:35 pm
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Fox returns, but Kings fall to 12-21 on season

The streak continues.

De’Aaron Fox returned from a one-game absence, but it wasn’t enough as the Kings fell to the Denver Nuggets by a final of 120-115 at Pepsi Center on Sunday night, Sacramento’s seventh consecutive loss.

Fox, who missed Saturday night’s game against Phoenix with back spasms, had a strong showing with 18 points and 13 assists over 32 minutes.

Nemanja Bjelica was the leading scorer for the Kings, pouring in 27 points on 10-of-13 from the field on five-of-seven three-point field goals.

Richaun Holmes continued to carry Sacramento in the post, as he finished with 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. Holmes has been the silver lining for the Kings during a horrendous losing streak, nearly averaging a double-double while shooting over 60-percent during the seven-game slide.

Harry Giles III made his first appearance since November 27th, finishing with 11 points and three rebounds over 17 minutes of action.

Buddy Hield finished with a career-high eight assists while chipping in with 20 points in the loss.

Coming Up

Things won’t get any easier for Sacramento, as they will return home to face Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night at Golden 1 Center.

Catch all of the action right here on Sports 1140 KHTK, starting with pregame coverage at 1:30pm with tip-off following at 2:00pm.

NBA

(Getty Images)...
Franklin Cartoscelli

2022 Free Agency: Sacramento Kings Rumors & Updates

The NBA offseason is about to enter its busiest stage as the Free Agency negotiation period is set to begin at 3:00 pm PST on Thursday. Players and teams will be able to negotiate and agree to deals once the clock strikes 3 pm, but will not be able to put pen on paper until […]
1 day ago
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 23: Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks plays against the Cha...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Return of the Roar Podcast: Three-Point Shooters On Three-Point Shooters

On the latest edition of the Return of the Roar podcast, Frankie Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins break down Kings GM Monte McNair's moves to bring in guards Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk, weigh the decision to let DiVincenzo walk in free agency, lay out the current state of the roster and much more.
1 day ago
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 04: Damian Jones #30 of the Sacramento Kings attempts a shot betw...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Kings Add Monk, Lose Jones, Trade For Huerter During First 24 Hours Of Free Agency

Not even 24 hours into free agency, the Kings have a new-look roster--Although there is still plenty of work still to be done.
1 day ago
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 09: Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks takes a three point shot dur...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Sacramento Kings Acquire Kevin Huerter From Atlanta Hawks

The Sacramento Kings have acquired guard Kevin Huerter from the Atlanta Hawks in return for guard Justin Holiday, forward Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
1 day ago
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 29: Malik Monk #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Dallas...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Fox 40’s Sean Cunningham Breaks Down The Malik Monk Signing On The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross

Malik Monk is a Sacramento King. Fox 40’s Sean Cunningham joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Friday morning to break down Sacramento’s move to bring Monk in for two years and $19 million. Also: Discussing the decision to let Donte DiVincenzo enter unrestricted free agency Are the Kings better off with Monk […]
1 day ago
LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 07: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructio...
Franklin Cartoscelli

The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson Joins Cattles & Ramie To Talk NBA Free Agency & More

Anderson joined the show to discuss the process of learning about Monk's agreement, discuss what the move means for the Kings, and much more
2 days ago
Unlucky Number Seven: Sacramento’s Losing Streak Continues