It’s been a while since Sacramento Kings fans had something to actually root for.
Other than DeMarcus Cousins‘ All-Star-caliber play, there weren’t all that many reasons to tune in and watch the Kings play unless they were playing another superstar player.
But Mike Brown and the new-look Kings have brought back hope to the organization, even setting NBA marks and finally beating contending teams.
The Kings tied an NBA record with 12 made threes, and they also set a new season-high for points scored in a quarter (47) during the first quarter of Monday night’s clash vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.
12 THREES MADE 👑
The Kings tie the NBA record for 3s in a quarter and set a season-high for points in the 1st quarter (47). pic.twitter.com/t5MWGRYmwR
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 24, 2023
Moreover, they annihilated the second-seeded Grizzlies with a 133-100 blowout at home, proving that they can hold their own against the toughest teams in the Western Conference as well.
As of today, Mike Brown’s team is sitting on a 27-19 record and the third spot in the West, trailing the first-seeded Denver Nuggets by just 5.5 games.
The 2022-23 Kings have the number one scoring offense in the NBA at 120 points per game, all while scoring at the third-highest clip (49.5%) and ranking third in assists per game (27.2) and second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0).
So, barring a major disaster — which has often happened to this organization — it seems like they’re a lock to put an end to their 16-year playoff drought once and for all.
Don’t pinch yourselves, Kings fans.
This is real.