Despite their best efforts to give away the game down the stretch, the Sacramento Kings held on by the skin of their teeth to win, 113-109, over the Memphis Grizzlies to make it seven wins in a row on their current streak.
There were two completely different Kings teams on Tuesday. The one that had a 99-85 lead with under six minutes to go, and the team that kept shooting itself in the foot and almost gave away a victory.
Let’s talk about the more positive version.
The earlier version of the Kings played some of their best defense of the season, putting a lid on the basket for the Grizzlies in the third quarter and early portion of the fourth and keeping Memphis in the low 40s from the field for much of the game.