The Sacramento Kings struggled to make buckets, finishing 29-82 (35.4%), including 2-11 (18.2%) from three-point range, as they were taken down by Washington Wizards, 93-84. Washington (25-25) picked up the win after falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.
Nene Hilario put up 18 points on 6-13 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. He added 5 assists and 3 blocks also. Washington also got solid performances from Marcin Gortat with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Bradley Beal with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Kevin Seraphin with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had another big game for Sacramento in the loss, scoring 30 points on 11-24 shooting from the field and 8-8 from the free throw line. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds and Ben McLemore finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds.
The Kings posted an eFG% of just 36.6%, including 18.2% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-5 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Wizards are 4-1 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Sacramento (17-34) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Boston on Friday.
Coming up, the Wizards take on the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 27-23 on the season. The Kings go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently sitting at 18-33 this year. The Kings have a 1-0 record against Cleveland this season.