Oklahoma City Thunder (21-47, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-38, 12th in the Western Conference) Sacramento; Sunday, 10 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings -10.5; over/under is 221.5 BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City comes into the matchup with Sacramento as losers of six games in a row. The Kings are 16-21 in conference games.
The NBA acknowledged on Saturday that officials missed a big call at a critical juncture in the Kings’ 113-104 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night in Sacramento. The Spurs led 105-102 with 1:49 remaining in a game with major playoff implications for both teams when Lonnie Walker IV made a move on the perimeter to drive past Kings guard Delon Wright. Walker got to the rim for a layup that put the Spurs up by five with 1:45 to play, but the basket should not have counted.
The week of May 2-7 saw former Oklahoma guard Trae Young average a double-double, and fellow former OU guard Buddy Hield helped his team win three games while former Sooner forward Blake Griffin’s team went on a recent slump. With the NBA season concluding in eight days, Griffin’s Brooklyn Nets have a 43-24 record and are the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Young’s Atlanta Hawks are 37-31 and sit in fifth place in the East.