Luke Walton speaks out on Mavs’ 50 free throw attempts in Kings’ defeat
Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton has been around the game of basketball for a long time. However, even he can’t understand how the Dallas Mavericks shot 50 free-throws against his squad on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies did shoot 50 free throws in a game last week, it should be noted. But when this was followed up on later, Walton admitted his team has to be better about fouling moving forward. Still, he said it was hard for him to believe Dallas should've had 38 more free throws. https://t.co/g5ESHXcmuL
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Luke Walton and the Kings lost to the Mavs on Tuesday and are now 0-3 at the Walt Disney World bubble. Sacramento is looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, but things don’t look too good right now.
The Kings’ next game is on Thursday against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. For Sacramento to shock the world and make the postseason, the team has to pretty much go undefeated from here on out.
The Mavs got a historic performance from Luka Doncic. Had they not, the Kings may have been able to bag the win. It just goes to show that superstar talent will always be the deciding factor in close games in the NBA.
Unfortunately for the Kings, their nightmare of passing on Doncic in the 2018 draft to select Marvin Bagley III has once again been brought to the forefront after Luka’s incredible triple-double.
It appears Kings fans aren’t going to be able to escape the horrific reminder that Doncic is already a superstar for Dallas, while Bagley has been prone to injuries in Sacramento.