• The Sacramento Kings head to Milwaukee Saturday night looking to end their current three game skid with a win against the Bucks.  The Kings have struggled recently, and despite losing Khris Middleton early, the Bucks have managed to start off with a very respectable 3-2 record.

    While Milwaukee has looked strong to start the season, Sacramento should be able to get out with a win.  A loss tonight would push the King’s record on this road trip to 0-4, so while it’s too early in the season to call a game a “must win” for Sacramento, Saturday night’s matchup does seem to approach that level.

    Here are some things to watch for Saturday night:

    • Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reported Saturday morning that Rudy Gay has been listed as doubtful for the game against Milwaukee.  Sacramento has relied heavily on Gay to this point, so the Kings will need someone to step up in his absence.  Fortunately, Sacramento is plenty deep at both forward positions, so Dave Joerger won’t be too pressed to find a replacement.
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has gotten off to a very hot start for Milwaukee, so the Kings will need to find a way to slow him down.  Considering his elite athletic ability, the Kings may struggle to find someone to stay in front of him.   Look for coach Joerger to try a few different players to see which matchup works best.

    Milwaukee has built an identity as a long and athletic team, which plays very well to Sacramento’s weaknesses.  Sacramento will need to play to their strengths and keep this a half court game if they plan to leave Milwaukee with the win.

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