On Tuesday, the Sacramento Kings will play the second half of a back to back on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns after hosting the Orlando Magic on Monday. Sacramento lost its fourth straight on Saturday falling to the Golden State Warriors 127-123 in a game in which the two teams set a new NBA record in 3-point attempts between the two with 41. Buddy Hield led the Kings in the loss with 32 points.
Phoenix lost its sixth straight on Sunday falling to the Charlotte Hornets 119-113. The Suns were led in the loss by T.J. Warren with 23 points, but were out-rebounded 58-41 by Charlotte. Josh Jackson scored 22 for the Suns, while rookie Deandre Ayton scored 19. Devin Booker had to leave the game due to back spasms during the second quarter and sat out the remainder of the game.
Buddy Hield leads the Kings in scoring with an average of 20.5 points per game. De’Aaron Fox is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 17.8 points and of 7.5 assists per game. The leading rebounder for the Kings is Willie Cauley-Smith with an average of 8.7 rebounds per game. The Kings as a team are shooting 47.0% from the field and 38.9% from 3-point territory.
Devin Booker is leading the Suns in scoring and assists with averages of 24.8 points and 6.9 assists per game, while Deandre Ayton is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. As a team, Phoenix is shooting 46.0% from the field and 34.1% from three-point territory.