The Sacramento Kings will need to stick to their defensive assignments against the top assists team in the league when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers (25.3 APG) at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings have not found their stride during the early portion of the season, entering today's game with a record of 4-9. On the other hand, the visiting Clippers are above .500 on the year, entering today's game with an 11-5 record. They have been nearly unstoppable lately, winning eight out of their last 10. This game has a start time of 10:00 pm EST and FSN-PT and CSN-CA will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Kings are regrouping after their loss to the Lakers, 100-86. Greivis Vasquez was the leading scorer for Sacramento, scoring 20 points. The Clippers, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Knicks, 93-80. Chris Paul stood out for Los Angeles, recording 15 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. The Clippers have won both contests against the Kings this season, including a close 103-102 victory in their last matchup. Chris Paul was a top performer in the victory with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal, and 3 3PM.
When considering eFG%, Los Angeles figures to have a substantial advantage on the offensive end. They rank fifth in the NBA in that category at 53.0%, whereas Sacramento's porous eFG% defense ranks 26th with opponents connecting at a clip of 52.1%.