Kings guard Buddy Hield admits a playoff matchup vs. Warriors would ‘be dope,’ but they have to get there first
Sacramento obviously have a long way to go when it comes to clinching a playoff spot this season but they’ve had a chance to see how they fare against Golden State, the reigning NBA champions, on Saturday night in what resulted in a 127-123 loss for Sacramento. Though the Kings have lost all three games they’ve had against the Warriors this season but have only lost by an average of 3.3 points per game in those three contests.
Due to Sacramento’s previous status as a bottom-of-the-barrell team, it’s already pretty obvious who Hield would love to go up against if the Kings are able to make it to the postseason. Furthermore, given Golden State’s success in recent seasons, it makes sense that the Warriors would be a highly attractive opponent for Hield and company.
From Sean Cunningham of ABC10 in Sacramento:
I asked Buddy Hield if he could picture how much fun a first round matchup with the Warriors could be – he handled it like a true pro. “It’d be dope. We gotta get there first, though.”
Hield is averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game this season and he’s helped Sacramento put together some solid performances thus far. However, the Kings have now lost four games in a row, and they are trying to regain momentum after a thrilling win against the Los Angeles Lakers back on Dec. 27.
Sacramento will attempt to get back on track on Monday night when it hosts the Orlando Magic. After that, the Kings will hit the road to take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night before preparing for games against the Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets during the rest of the week.