Monk drops funny Domas quip after missing double-double in Kings' win

Monk drops funny Domas quip after missing double-double in Kings' win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Despite finishing with a team-high 37 points, Malik Monk ended up one assist shy of a double-double in the Kings' thrilling double-overtime victory Wednesday night.

Following Sacramento's 138-135 win over the Orlando Magic at Golden 1 Center, Monk was asked about coming up shy of the double-digit assist mark. The Kings' sixth man responded with a hilarious quip about Domantas Sabonis' missed layups being the main culprit.

"[Domantas Sabonis] be smoking a lot of my layups, I be talking to him about that. He really be pissing me off with that," Monk playfully quipped on "Kings Postgame Live."

The playful jest was the perfect embodiment of the culture Sacramento has cultivated, as the teammates have developed a strong bond with each other over the last couple of seasons.

Monk has established himself as a strong contender for the 2023-24 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, averaging 14.9 points per game while shooting 42 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

Wednesday's electrifying win over the Magic improved the Kings' home record to 12-6 at Golden 1 Center this season.

At 20-13, Sacramento now sits at the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, with Monk getting his next opportunity to record a double-double when the Kings take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Golden 1 Center.