DeMarcus Cousins was going to miss at least two games with a strained Achilles.
Two games later, and that “at least” comes into play.
Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento:
The Kings next two opponents: Rockets and Warriors. That’s a tough stretch.
At least Sacramento won’t have to face Houston’s starting center, Dwight Howard.
Howard was ruled out for Friday’s game at the Sacramento Kings while the Rockets continue to manage his workload in back-to-back games. He is expected to play Saturday against the Clippers in Los Angeles.
Both the Rockets (2-3) and Kings (1-4) entered the season eying the playoffs, but have stumbled early. This is a good opportunity for one to build momentum. Between the home team (Sacramento) and the team with its best player (Houston, James Harden), I’m taking the Rockets.
The Warriors look unbeatable. I doubt the Cousin-less Kings challenge them Saturday.
Maybe it’s time to bet on Sacramento firing George Karl. Cousins’ absence should be a mitigating factor, but that didn’t save Michael Malone.
The Kings are already in a hole and staring up at the prospect of it getting deeper.
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