Kings news: Sacramento rules out Harry Giles vs. Lakers
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Kings rule out Harry Giles vs. Lakers

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Sacramento Kings big man Harry Giles will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Giles has been ruled out with a left thigh bruise and is day-to-day moving forward.

Giles, 20, will miss his second game in two days after being sidelined for the Kings’ matchup against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. He is currently owning averages of 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 58 games played as a rookie.

Sacramento holds a current 36-36 record, just slightly on the outside looking in for a trip to the postseason. If they can pull it together for a victory against the Lakers Sunday night, then they would still have a mathematical (albeit not likely) opportunity to nab the final spot. A win would also make them an even five games behind with nine regular season affairs remaining.

The Kings were exemplary against the Suns on Saturday, knocking down 17 triples. Harrison Barnes scored seven of his 25 points over the final three minutes, Nemanja Bjelica had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and De’Aaron Fox added 13 points and nine assists for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III put up 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Harry Giles was selected with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He missed his entire debut campaign last year regaining the strength in his knees.

In Giles’ absence, look for the Kings to call more on the services of Marvin Bagley again when they mix it up with the Lakers.