SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento trainer Dave Joerger desires his group used its velocity to run proper previous its combatants.
When the Kings are clicking, it is onerous to gradual them down.
Nemanja Bjelica made 4 of Sacramento’s franchise-record 19 Three-pointers and completed with 25 issues, serving to the Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 141-130 on Wednesday night time.
Sacramento shot a season-best 58.1 p.c (50 for 86) from the sector in its 5th win in six video games. It additionally had 33 fast-break issues.
“I believe it used to be almost certainly a gorgeous thrilling recreation to observe in case you are a fan — we loved it as neatly,” Joerger stated. “Ball used to be transferring. We are higher after we assault.”
Friend Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic each and every scored 20 issues for Sacramento, and rookie Marvin Bagley III had 17 issues and 10 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins scored 25 issues for Minnesota, and reserve Derrick Rose completed with 20. Karl-Anthony Cities had 19 issues and 11 rebounds.
The Timberwolves remained winless in 10 highway video games towards Western Convention combatants. They have got simply two highway wins this season, tied for second-worst within the NBA.
“We ranking 130 issues — 80 in the second one part — shoot over 50 p.c and lose. The discontentment is in our protection,” Timberwolves trainer Tom Thibodeau stated. “You’ll be able to’t jog again towards them. We did that and so they were given simple baskets.”
The athletic Kings had seven avid gamers ranking in double figures. Hield made 5 3s, a part of a 19-for-38 efficiency from at the back of the arc for Sacramento.
The Kings led 63-50 at halftime, however the Timberwolves opened the 3rd quarter with 11 immediately issues and 21 of 26 total. Sacramento then spoke back with 11 immediately issues, together with consecutive Three-pointers by means of Iman Shumpert, and not trailed once more.
The Kings opened the fourth quarter with a 16-7 run, together with 3 Three-pointers by means of Yogi Ferrell, to open a 13-point lead.
“They ran the ground speedy, they by no means stopped. We simply needed to make it onerous for them and check out to take issues clear of them, however we did not actually do this,” Wiggins stated. “They made numerous pictures. We can have completed higher at taking it clear of them and forcing them off the road. So it is again to the strategy planning stage.”
Timberwolves: Jeff Teague had a team-high 13 assists, however hit simply 3 of his 11 pictures. … The Timberwolves dropped to Zero-Three on their four-game travel. They misplaced 116-108 at Golden State on Monday night time. … The Timberwolves’ 57 wins towards the Kings stay their maximum towards any NBA rival. … Minnesota had gained 9 of its earlier 14 video games because the Nov. 12 industry that despatched Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia.
Kings: It used to be Bagley’s fourth double-double of the season. … Ferrell had 17 issues off the bench. … The Kings additionally defeated the Timberwolves in Sacramento 121-110 on Nov. nine. The groups meet for the general time this season in Minnesota on Feb. 25.
The Timberwolves’ 42 issues within the 3rd quarter have been their maximum in that length this season. Rose and Robert Covington each and every had 9 issues within the quarter.
The Kings (15-12) crowned 140 issues two times of their first 27 video games, scoring 146 issues at Atlanta on Nov. 1. Handiest two different groups in franchise historical past completed that feat in 27 video games — the 1982-83 Kansas Town Royals and the 1960-61 Cincinnati Royals.
Timberwolves: Discuss with the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
Kings: Wrap up a two-game homestand by means of webhosting the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
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