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Sacramento Kings standings: Four games to avoid the play-in

Apr 8, 2024, 8:37 AM | Updated: Apr 10, 2024, 8:46 am

Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after a call during the second half against the New Y...

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Keon Ellis #23 of the Sacramento Kings reacts after a call during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 04, 2024 in New York City. The Knicks won 120-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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The Sacramento Kings got a little help on Sunday to end the weekend with an improved position in the standings.

First, De’Aaron Fox and Company breezed past the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday en route to a 107-77 win. That helped push Sacramento’s record to 45-33. The win brought the Kings within one game of the sixth-seed Phoenix Suns (46-32), who lost to the New Orleans Pelicans (46-32) 113-105. Phoenix and New Orleans did not swap standing positions though because the Suns hold the tiebreaker over the Pelicans.

Sacramento is also half a game ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers (45-34), who lost Sunday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Golden State Warriors (43-35) clinched a top-10 seed with their win over the Utah Jazz.

The Dallas Mavericks (48-30) eliminated the Houston Rockets from post-season contention. Sacramento is now three games behind the Mavs for the fifth seed.

Sacramento Kings standing in Western Conference.

Sacramento Kings standing in the NBA Western Conference.

Both Phoenix and New Orleans will face the Beam Team at the Golden 1 Center later this week as the race to the postseason continues to heat up.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento will play its final road game of the regular season on Tuesday night when they face the third-seed Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Kings have secured two wins out of three matchups against OKC this season, although they dropped the most recent head-to-head meeting on February 11th as the Thunder coasted to a 127-111 win at the Paycom Center.

During three games against Oklahoma City this season, Domantas Sabonis holds averages of 18.7 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 11.3 assists on 55 percent shooting from the field.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Thunder coverage, beginning at 3:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 5:00 PM PST tip-off from Oklahoma City.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 9th – Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder – 5:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, April 11th – Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, April 12th – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, April 14th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 12:30 PM PST (End of regular season)

Postseason Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 16th-Friday, April 19th – NBA Play-In Tournament (Teams & matchups TBD)
  • Saturday, April 20th – NBA Playoffs begin

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