SACRAMENTO KINGS

Mark Jones thinks the Kings are poised for a stretch run

Feb 16, 2024, 8:16 AM | Updated: 9:50 am

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As we enter the All-Star break of the NBA season, it’s time to evaluate where the ‘Beam Team’ stands before diving into the playoff push.

Sacramento Kings TV play-by-play broadcaster Mark Jones joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Friday morning to share why he hasn’t called as many games this year–but will begin to call more over the final months of the season–and explain why he thinks this team has a good run left in the tank.

Plus: Mark and Dave talk broadcasting, family, and more!

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Topics Discussed with Mark Jones

  • Mark says, “This is where things get fun,” as the Kings enter the final stretch of the regular season
  • Why hasn’t Mark called as many Sacramento Kings games this season?
  • Mark says his schedule is back-loaded with Kings games as his ESPN workload lessens
  • Dave and Mark talk about the value of spending time with their children as they grow up
  • Breaking down the importance of chemistry between play-by-play broadcasters and color commentators
  • Are the Kings the most unpredictable team in the NBA?
  • “The swings are amazing, seismic at times… It’s all about how you land the plane in that first week April.”
  • Mark says a rested De’Aaron Fox could make Sacramento a dangerous team down the stretch
  • Even though the Kings are lower in the standings than they were at this time last year, Mark thinks they are a better team
  • “I just think that there’s a good run left in this team.”

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 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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