- The Sacramento Kings won the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
- They trashed the Boston Celtics in the finals, 100-67.
- Meanwhile, the schedule for the NBA’s Christmas Day special is revealed.
The team with the longest drought in the NBA when it comes to the playoff appearance, Sacramento Kings, won the NBA Summer League. Even though this isn’t some big milestone, it most definitely boosts the morale of the franchise from California who didn’t have any notable success over the past decade and a half.
Kings Smash Boston in the League Finals
The final result will tell you pretty much everything – 100-67 for the Kings. Sacramento rolled over the Celtics in the second half, outscoring the rivals, 56-31. The opening two periods were more or less interesting, with the Cs holding on.
Boston even opened the game better, reaching a 15-4 advantage midway through the first quarter. Yet the Kings made a 15-3 run to close the opening sequence, which was the key moment of the entire contest. After that, Sacramento slowly started taking over the control of the court, and by the end of the half, managed to impose their tempo and style of play.
Louis King had a team-high for Sacramento with 21 points, hitting four threes and stealing the ball from the rival five times. Jahmi’us Ramsey scored 16 buckets, while Matt Coleman III had 14, hitting all six shots from the field. Emanuel Terry had just nine points but 15 boards and five steals, recording an impressive performance.
On the other side, Carsen Edwards and Aaron Nesmith were the only notable players in Boston. Edwards had 15 points and five boards, while Nesmith added 12 points and six rebounds.
Payton Pritchard disappointed, ending the night with six points, missing all of his six shots, and making six turnovers.
This is the second Summer League for Sacramento, who one back in 2014.
Lakers and Nets Face on Christmas Day
The NBA released the schedule for Christmas Day. Five games of hoops will find appear on TV, with the central one in Brooklyn, where the Nets host the LA Lakers. Even though all the matches are very, very interesting, two of the biggest candidates for the NBA title will be in the middle of attention.
Utah Jazz travels to Dallas to meet with the Mavs, Golden State Warriors host the Phoenix suns, while the reigning NBA champs, Milwaukee Bucks, play with the Boston Celtics in TD Garden. The opening game of the day is between the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks.
The odds for all these events are already released. Brooklyn (+100) is a slight underdog against the Lakers (-105), the same as Hawks (+100) against the Knicks (-110).
In other games, the Phoenix Suns (-185) are solid favorites to defeat Steph Curry and the Dub Nation (+175) at Chase Center, while both the Bucks and Jazz are projected to beat their respective opponents without any trouble.
Utah’s win is -250, while Mavs’ sits at +195. Boston to beat the champs is +220, and the Bucks to triumph at the legendary TD Garden stands at -250.