The Sacramento Kings play host to their California neighbors Golden State Warriors, hoping they can finally get that  W over them this season. The Dubs lead the season series, 2-0.

Catch the game tomorrow at 11:00 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Golden State Warriors (8-9, 5-3 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Chris Paul
  • Klay Thompson
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Kevon Looney

The Warriors will be coming off a 118-112 win over the San Antonio Spurs. It’s a bit close considering the Spurs have one of the worst records in the league, but they’ll definitely take it. It’s only their second win over their last nine games.

Besides, the Warriors will have confidence since they’ve beaten the Kings twice this month. Their vocal leader, Draymond Green, will also return from his five-game suspension. He had a full line of 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in one of their wins against Sacramento. Stephen Curry, who’s 35 years old now, and basically an ageless wonder, had 41 points on 14-of-19 shooting in the first meeting, and he’ll look to be as impactful.

Klay Thompson is only at 15.0 PPG on 40.2% shooting on the season. He’ll need to be a whole lot better than those numbers. He has compiled 16.0 PPG and a 48.1% clip in two games vs. the Kings this season. He did, however, hit the game-winner in the second meeting of this season.

The Warriors have a +0.2 net rating as they score 114.2 PPG but give up 114.0 per game.


HOME: Sacramento Kings (9-6, 4-1 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Keegan Murray (day-to-day)
  • Domantas Sabonis

The Kings went back to the win column after back-to-back losses. It was a good win as they handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their first home loss of the season, 124-111. They finished the six-game roadtrip with a 4-2 record, and should feel good coming back home.

De’Aaron Fox was absent in the first meeting with the Warriors, but they only lost by a hair, 102-101. As such, it doesn’t sound bad, except he produced well in the first encounter and they lost by a bigger margin, 122-114. He poured in 39 points, while big man Domantas Sabonis posted 19 points, 18 boards, seven assists, and three steals.

We’ll see if they’ll be extra motivated tomorrow to avoid going 0-3 in the season series, especially since it’s an In-Season tournament game. Shooters Malik Monk, Harrison Barnes, and Kevin Huerter will remain as the secondary guys. Keegan Murray (back) is also in that group, but he’s still day-to-day.

Sactown also has a +0.2 net rating, scoring 115.5 PPG and allowing 115.3. 


Handicap: The Kings (-2.5) don’t cover.

Over/Under: The total goes over 237.