The Sacramento Kings got thoroughly outplayed on their homecourt on Friday, losing 125-111 to the Washington Wizards. Despite playing on a back-to-back, Washington looked like the more rested and well-prepared team.
Here are four takeaways from another disappointing loss for Sacramento that dropped the team to 17-14 on the season.
The Kings aren’t good enough to overlook inferior opponents
For the second time in less than a week, the Kings lost to an inferior opponent who was playing the second end of a back-to-back at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento’s performance on Friday against the Wizards and Monday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets were performances that seemed all too familiar, especially compared to previous versions of this team.