This Friday, the NBA late game of the night is underwhelming to say the least. That is because of the huge disparity in talent between the two teams. These teams are the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors. The Kings entered the season with minimal expectations and the team has been underwhelming to say the least. Currently, the Kings are in 13th in the Western Conference and are almost guaranteed a lottery pick in the upcoming draft. Their opponents in this contest, the Golden State Warriors, have been remarkable this season and look like the favorites to win the NBA Finals for the second straight season. With the wide distance between these teams in the standings, expect this game to be rather uncompetitive.
The Kings’ struggles are primarily due to the team’s inability to score on a consistent basis. Currently, the Kings are last in the NBA in points per game. The main reason for this is due to the team’s lack of a primary scorer on the roster. Although the team’s scoring is relatively balanced, no player on the roster averages more than 14.5 points per game. That is unacceptable if this team plans on making a huge step forward during the rest of the season. As for the future, this team does have a tremendous amount of talent among its younger players but they are still adjusting to life in the NBA. Although the Kings will finish the season below .500, the team’s future does look somewhat bright as their roster continues to mature with age.
Golden State’s success has been due to its star point guard Stephen Curry and its star forward Kevin Durant. Both players are former MVP award winners and have proven that they are still elite in today’s NBA. This season, Curry is averaging 27.7 points per game along with 6.5 assists per game. Curry’s statistics are even more impressive once one factors in his efficiency from the floor. Curry is shooting an absurd 49.4% from the field and 42.5% from the three point line. Assisting him is fellow superstar Kevin Durant. This season, Durant is averaging 25.6 points per game along with 6.9 rebounds per game. Similarly to Curry, Durant is also extremely efficient from the floor. He is shooting 50.6% from the field and 40.8% from behind the arc. With both players on the same roster, the Warriors are almost unbeatable on a regular basis and I both of them to have big games against the Kings on Friday night.
As for my prediction, I have to side with the Warriors. The Warriors are clearly the better team and should be able to dismantle this Kings squad with ease. Furthermore, the fact that the Kings have already beaten the Warriors this season should provide the Warriors with a little extra motivation for tonight’s game. Expect the Warriors to win by double digits.
Kings vs. Warriors: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Start Time: 10:30 P.M. EST
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
How to Watch Kings vs. Warriors On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
How To Live Stream Kings vs. Warriors Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.