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Will the Kings be able to slow down Zion Williamson?

Nov 22, 2023, 8:24 AM | Updated: 9:21 am

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 20: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans stands on the ...

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(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson picked apart the Sacramento Kings’ defense on Monday night, scoring 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field during a blowout win at the Smoothie King Center.

Will the Kings be able to slow down Williamson during tonight’s rematch?

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to recap Sacramento’s ugly loss, discuss the game plan for tonight’s rematch against New Orleans, look ahead to Friday’s game against Minnesota, and much more.

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Topics Discussed Include

  • Will the Kings have Thanksgiving dinner together in Minnesota on Thursday?
  • How hard is it for the team and broadcasters to be away from their families during the holidays?
  • Were Sacramento’s struggles in the paint a one-time thing or cause for concern?
  • How should the Kings approach Zion Williamson tonight?
  • Kayte says that Sacramento had a strong plan for Zion, but “everything came together” for the Pelicans
  • When did Keegan Murray suffer an injury to his lower back?
  • Will Trey Lyles take the floor for the Kings on Wednesday night?
  • Is this a better defensive team this year?
  • “I would say, as a whole defensively, they’ve made a jump.”
  • Has the team enjoyed the NBA in-season tournament so far?

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?

These two teams will return to the Smoothie King Center on Monday for a rematch in what will be Sacramento’s final game in New Orleans this season.

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

Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 22nd – Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans – 5:00 PM PST
  • Friday, November 24th – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves** – 5:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, November 28th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors** – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 29th – Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 2nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets – 7:00 PM PST

** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play

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