The Sacramento Kings shot just 30-80 (37.5%) from the field, including 4-15 (26.7%) from behind the arc, as they fell to the Charlotte Bobcats, 95-87. Charlotte (11-14) entered the game on a three losing streak.
Kemba Walker scored 24 points on 7-13 shooting from the field (4-8 from behind the arc) and 6-7 from the free throw line, in a good performance. Other key players for Charlotte included Gerald Henderson with 20 points and 5 rebounds, Ramon Sessions with 16 points and 6 assists, and Al Jefferson with 10 points and 9 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had another strong game for Sacramento in the loss, scoring 30 points on 9-13 shooting from the field and 12-15 from the free throw line. He also registered 17 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.
The Kings posted an eFG% of just 40.0%, including 26.7% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-3 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Bobcats are undefeated (6-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Sacramento (7-16) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Houston on Sunday.
Coming up, the Bobcats play the Toronto Raptors, who are 9-13 on the season. The Kings match up with the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 13-12 this year. The Bobcats have a 1-0 record against Toronto this season. The Kings have a 0-1 record against Atlanta this season.