Kings reach 20 wins in fewest games since 2004-05 season after beating Jazz


Beam Team fastest Kings squad to reach 20 wins since ’04-05 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Kings’ 2022-23 team is more than a hype illuminated by purple lasers shot out of Golden 1 Center, it is backing it up with success on the court and something that’s been foreign in Sacramento for so long now: A winning culture.

After Sacramento’s thrilling 117-115 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, the Kings improved to 20-16 on the season and sit at the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

Twenty wins. Sixteen losses. On Jan. 3.

It’s the fastest the Kings have reached 20 wins in a season since the 2004-05 season.

Last season, it took the Kings 55 games to get to the 20-win mark. It was Feb. 5, 2022.

This season, it took them 36 games. There are still 14 other teams in the NBA that haven’t won 20 games yet, as of Wednesday morning.

That same ’04-05 squad is the last Kings team to make a postseason appearance. That’s been the biggest goal for the Beam Team this season — snapping an NBA-record 16-year playoff drought.

RELATED: Domas’ hilarious Kings realization on Jazz’s near game-winner

It helps that De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis have been playing at an All-Star level. And with the championship expertise of Mike Brown at the helm, along with drafting rookie forward Keegan Murray and offseason additions like Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk, the Kings seem to be in good shape.

But there’s still plenty of hoops to be played, and while the Beam has been lit 20 times so far this season, the Kings are prepared to light it a whole lot more as they push for the playoffs.



Source link: https://sports.yahoo.com/kings-reach-20-wins-fewest-210127301.html?src=rss

Sponsors

spot_img

Latest

NHL Fantasy Weekend Rundown: Marner Aims for Leafs Record

It’s a jam-packed Saturday with 13 games and another five games on Sunday to give your fantasy team a late boost if you...

The final nail in the Boks’ coffin

With just a month to go to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Springboks time as world champions will draw to a...

Caprese Salad – Christmas Appetizer

Caprese salad is a super simple salad made of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I usually think of it as a summer salad,...

9 Habits That Will Change Your Life in 2024

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Our habits impact how...

How fly-half Holly Aitchison has unlocked England’s attack this Six Nations

For some reason, England came under fire for scoring too many tries through their pack in the Rugby World Cup. They have...