For years, the Sacramento Kings were the underdogs of the NBA and one of the most ridiculed teams in the league.
Now they are a true Cinderella story and the second-best team in their conference.
The Kings experienced yet another great win on Thursday night, taking down the New York Knicks with a 122-117 victory at home.
This marked their 39th win of the season.
As noted by NBA writer Anthony Slater, the team is now tied for their most wins as a franchise since the 2005-2006 season.
That’s win #39 for the Kings. Already tied* for their most wins as a franchise since 2006.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 10, 2023
During that year, the Kings ended up with a 44-38 record.
It seems very likely that they could surpass that total this year.
Unsurprisingly, the 2005-06 season was the last time the Kings made the playoffs, although they lost in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs.
What does the future hold for this iteration of the team?
Fans of the Kings are cautiously optimistic that they could go further than the first round.
There are multiple reasons to believe that the Kings could be a breakout team in the postseason this year.
Head coach Mike Brown has plenty of experience in the playoffs and his expertise could help them go far.
The team is also filled with a bunch of strong players who have had their hearts set on the postseason all year long.
The only worrisome thing about this Kings team is that they are very young and inexperienced in the playoffs so there will be a learning curve to consider.
However, they have already impressed and surprised all year so there is reason to believe they could again when the regular season ends in a few weeks.NEXT: The Kings Have Reached A New Milestone In The West