[Grades] Grades v. Jazz 12/21/2016

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by Bricklayer, Dec 21, 2016.


Who's going to win the #8 seed this year?

Poll closed Dec 23, 2016.
  1. Kings

    40 vote(s)
  2. Blazers

    6 vote(s)
  3. Nuggets

    3 vote(s)
  4. Lakers

    0 vote(s)
  5. Pelicans

    0 vote(s)
  6. Timberwolves

    0 vote(s)
  7. Suns

    0 vote(s)
  8. Mavericks

    1 vote(s)
  9. Platypuses

    9 vote(s)
  1. Bricklayer

    Bricklayer Don't Make Me Use The Bat Staff Member Contributor


    You can't ever count this team out. EVER.

    Even with a clearly tired Cuz again, we get down 20 in the third to a defensive juggernaught, go to the bench and out pythoned the python while our offense got better quarter by quarter.

    Good stuff. Now just 1/2 game out of the #8 spot, and Portland is down 22 in the 3rd -- they lose, and we are tied.


    Link to Boxscore

    27min 8pts (3-7 2-3 0-1) 3reb 1ast 1stl 0blk 0To
    Barnes ( ) --

    31min 21pts (5-18 1-3 10-13) 8reb 3ast 0stl 1blk 3To
    Cousins ( C ) -- again did not have legs on the back to back, but fortunately not so lost as he was last year after the 56pt game that ended our season. Missed a number of chippees that were more missed than Goberted. We were largely better without him, but down the stretch got to the line repeatedly, and finally put the Jazz away.

    12min 2pts (1-1 0-0 0-0) 4reb 1ast 0stl 0blk 0To
    Koufos ( ) --

    17min 6pts (3-6 0-1 0-0) 2reb 0ast 2stl 0blk 2To
    McLemore ( ) --

    22min 8pts (4-9 0-0 0-0) 1reb 1stl 0stl 1blk 1To
    Collison ( ) --



    30min 6pts (2-3 2-3 0-0) 7reb 0ast 1stl 0blk 0TO
    Tolliver ( ) --

    26min 19pts (7-11 0-1 5-8) 5reb 1ast 1stl 0blk 1TO
    Lawson ( ) --

    19min 5pts (2-4 0-0 1-2) 5reb 1ast 0stl 2blk 0TO
    Cauley-Stein ( ) --

    28min 11pts (4-7 3-5 0-0) 2reb 2ast 0stl 0blk 1TO
    Temple ( ) --

    27min 8pts (3-8 2-4 0-0) 4reb 3ast 0stl 0blk 2TO
    Afflalo ( ) --
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
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  2. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Holy crap.

  3. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Winning is most definitely better than losing
    ElRey, NewArena, King Baller and 8 others like this.
  4. John Galt

    John Galt Well-Known Member

  5. DesertFox

    DesertFox Well-Known Member

    This team is hilarious. On the verge of blowing up and they are back in the picture.
    NewArena, King Baller, lwc and 6 others like this.
  6. SLAB

    SLAB Well-Known Member

    You know... I said my whole attitude would change the second they won two in a row. And it has.

    The march to .500 is on. Keep going!!!
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  7. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Welp, this is probably going to be the biggest stretch of games this year for our team. Kings play the Wolves next, extremely athletic, but IMO rather soft and a bad defensive team. The Sixers after the wolves (trap game), and then back to playing an extremely defensively inept Portland team. possibly 3-0 the next 3 games!
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  8. 206Fan

    206Fan Well-Known Member

    Kings are constantly in a love-hate relationship with themselves. I don't get it.... nobody gets it.....
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  9. Gliesian

    Gliesian Well-Known Member

    I voted the Blazers b/c we are taking 7th.

    and this makes zero sense :p
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  10. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Perseverance. That's the definition of this comeback performance...Lawson has been on a roll, need to keep seeing this consistency. Ben being on the court has the same effect as when Rudy is on the court...lots of wide open three point field goals for the opposition. Collison continues to show that he has no business being on this team along with Rudy.
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  11. SacTownGrantFan

    SacTownGrantFan Active Member

    I turned the game off just when the Kings got down by 20. No way!
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  12. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    the imperfect enigma
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  13. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    Blazers coming back a bit
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  14. Bricklayer

    Bricklayer Don't Make Me Use The Bat Staff Member Contributor

    Are they though?

    Or are the fans. Because all year long I've felt the fans were projecting disappointment and panic on a team that has just gone about its business in workmanlike fashion.
  15. CyKings

    CyKings Well-Known Member

    Mavs will choke
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  16. 206Fan

    206Fan Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Kings lose to an unhealthy Knicks team...then implode vs. an injured Jazz team...but come back and blow the Lakers out of the water...but implode vs. the Houston, just to come back and beat the Grizz. Lose horribly to a terrible Mavs team, but come back and beat a healthy Portland team.

    Lots of internal battles.... the Knicks and Mavs matchup should've been a W, but instead, we beat the Grizz and Portland.

    Our role players need to play more consistently if we want a real shot at the playoffs.
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  17. kingdivac

    kingdivac Well-Known Member

    5-game win streak would match last year's team....that's the marker. So far 2 is it. They have not won 3 in a row (yet). Lawson might, just might be that guard stabilizer if he can keep the point production and play the same way. If he can grow his average up to 14+pts (a long way to go), it will put them more into contention at the end of games or against other mediocre teams.
    NewArena, King Baller, lwc and 2 others like this.
  18. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Lawson needs more minute tbh
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  19. The Hammer

    The Hammer Well-Known Member

    I'm watching another game (Mavs v Blazers) with interest for the first time in years. Let that sink in.
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  20. kupman

    kupman Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the most impressive win so far this season?

    Down 20
    On the road
    2 game on back to back
    DMC does not play well

    ...and Kings for the win.
  21. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Portland was healthy for the most part but they were missing Aminu & Turner. Grizzlies were missing Parsons. That said, injuries are part of the game, next man up mentally has to be applied here. Losing to the Knicks twice and being blown out by the Mavericks is head shaking worthy but that's the enigma of Kings basketball...prior to this win, their pattern was W, L, W, L, W, L...so seeing three W, W, W is going to be a tough task.
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  22. kingdivac

    kingdivac Well-Known Member

    This team has not yet shown it is a contending team - it can be as "workman" as you like, but they're 5 games under .500 and have not had a long winning streak. They need to go on a 7-game winning streak right now just to be .500. 2 close wins are a start against teams with better records. Its much more reasonable to predict a slide-back starting with a loss to the Timberwolves next game. That's just a reversion to what you'd realistically expect, not a projection. Do you think Kings fans want losses? Neither do I. I'm big on Lawson, hoping he's making himself into previous form. At the start of the season, he was my biggest hope, anyway.
  23. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    Are the mavericks going to hold onto this at all? 6 point game
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  24. Bricklayer

    Bricklayer Don't Make Me Use The Bat Staff Member Contributor

    Its ok if they don't. While it would be fun to get into a tie tonight, and I would hope give us something to focus on from there on out, there's a long seaosn to catch the Blazers, and I also don't mind one of the teams behind us taking a few more blows and losing all hope.
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  25. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

    Damian Lillard's shot selection is awful
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  26. KingsCitizen

    KingsCitizen Well-Known Member

    That lineup with Lawson, Temple, Affalo, Tolliver that helped carved down the lead, put some sense into Vlade's acquisitions over the summer. Yey for the comeback and a back to back win.
  27. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    2 point lead... thanks mavs
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  28. sactownfan

    sactownfan Guest

    Kings were down by 12 against Portland Temple came in Kings won...

    Kings down by over 22 Utah. Temple came in Kings won...

    Every single game this year Kings get down by about 10 points to start the game....

    Temple comes in makes it a game again

    This is not rocket science Dave !!!!!!!! Ben/Affalo/Barnes????just free Temple!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 22, 2016
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  29. Larry89

    Larry89 Disgruntled Kings Fan

  30. Suicide King

    Suicide King Well-Known Member

    I am only offering this as a thought for you to ponder so you might see a different perspective. It makes a lot of sense to start Temple. I don't disagree. However consider this.

    Temple has proven himself so important for us, it would be a shame to be forced not to be able to play him. As our best defender, he makes it look easy (ish) but note the last two games and maybe more he has ended up with 5 fouls. In this game with a LOT of time left. Using Temple at critical moments rather than just starting him because " Thats where the best players are" might be more beneficial.

    Not knocking you at all, just another way to look at it and possibly save yourself an aneurysm over this one facet of the coaching job Joerger is doing.

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