Sacramento Kings showing some improvement

Sacramento Kings news: the Kings won on Wednesday night in a surprising result against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The Sacramento Kings started the season with an 0-4 record in the NBA. However, they have an interesting streak going. In their last six games, they have either won or lost in large part due to officially-acknowledged refereeing mistakes. That might sound a little odd, so here’s the explanation.

Sacramento’s four wins this season

In their last six games, Sacramento is 4-2 with victories over the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets, the Orlando Magic, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The latter game is a signature win for Sacramento: it marks their best performance of the season as they handed the Cavaliers a seven-point loss.

The two losses that Sacramento suffered lately could both have asterisks beside them. They were each three-point losses with late bad calls factoring into the results.

The Kings lost to Miami 110-107 with Tyler Herro hitting a three-point dagger late. The NBA said that he should have been called for a traveling violation on the play.

The Kings lost 116-113 to Golden State on November 7th. The NBA said that there should have been a key foul call against Klay Thompson late in that game.

Sacramento Kings news: Winning or losing* small

The Kings certainly have looked better than the team that started the season. In their win against Cleveland on Wednesday, the Kings played a true team game. Seven players scored in double digits. Furthermore, the Kings managed to find a way to win despite going -18 on rebounds relative to the Cavs. Seventeen three-pointers and a +8 edge on steals definitely helped Sacramento get the victory.

The Kings are idle on Thursday and their next game is on Friday. They will face the LA Lakers, a team that is truly struggling. If patterns continue, then either Sacramento will win or the NBA will be explaining how they got screwed.