NEW YORK — De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points, Buddy Hield had 22 and the Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys routed the Cheap New York Knicks Jerseys 113-92 on Sunday night for their second straight victory following a 0-5 start.
Harrison Barnes added 19 points and Richaun Holmes finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who brought the momentum from their 102-101 home victory over Utah on Friday across the country and ran away from the Knicks.
Sacramento led by as many as 32 points in a surprisingly simple start to a three-game road trip. Nemanja Bjelica chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Marcus Morris scored 28 points for the Knicks, who dropped their third straight and fell to 1-6. Rookie RJ Barrett had 22 points.
Sacramento led by nine after one quarter, then opened the second with an 11-0 run to build a 43-23 lead on Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer with 7:34 remaining in the half. New York didn’t score until more than five minutes had elapsed in the period, and after clawing back within 12 later in the quarter, promptly gave up the next nine points as the Kings pushed the lead to 55-34.
A 61-41 halftime lead quickly was expanded to 76-44 on Fox’s jumper, and boos broke out during a third quarter that ended with Sacramento ahead 90-64.
Kings: Coach Luke Walton’s pregame interview with reporters was attended by a couple special guests. His father Bill, a Hall of Fame player, stood in the back along with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. Both wore Kings sweatshirts. “In the NBA season you’re on the road a lot, so any time you can have family and friends around, it’s a nice mini break. But they know and we know we’re here for business. We’re here to try to get better as a team and try to win a game.” … The Kings have won the last four meetings.
Knicks: Second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis made his Cheap NBA Jerseys debut in the fourth quarter. He scored four points. … Coach David Fizdale changed up his starting lineup, inserting Bobby Portis at center in place of Mitchell Robinson. Portis scored two points. Robinson had 10. … The Knicks remained short-handed in the backcourt, with point guards Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) and Dennis Smith Jr. (personal reasons) still out.
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Though Bill Walton has been a popular TV broadcaster and is known for his loquaciousness, he picks and chooses his spots when it comes to talking to his son about the game.
“My dad’s been great my whole Cheap Basketball Jerseys career, whether I was a player or now into coaching,” Luke Walton said. “He offers advice when I want it and he knows when to leave me alone. So he’s a great person to be able to talk to and communicate about the game, what he sees, but he also knows that this is my job and I’m doing it. So, when and when not to put his voice in there.”
DETROIT — Though Bruce Brown had career highs in points and assists on Saturday night, his coach was just as interested with a stat he didn’t pile up.
Coach Dwane Casey praised his second-year player after a 113-109 victory over the Cheap Brooklyn Nets Jerseys, in which Brown had 22 points and seven assists in his first career start as a point guard.
“That was the key to the game was not letting them get out in transition,” Casey said of the turnovers. “He did an excellent job. Him being a point guard, that’s why the summer league was beneficial for him, to make sure that he learned to run pick-and-roll, to run the team. He did a good job.”
Andre Drummond had 25 points and 20 rebounds, and Luke Kennard finished with 24 points and helped seal the win with a driving basket and two free throws in the final 30 seconds of both teams’ second game in two nights.
Drummond had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds for the third straight game and fourth time in seven games this season. He added six assists, five blocks and three steals.
“He’s a big guy, and he’s skilled under there in terms of rebounding,” Nets center Jarrett Allen said. “He knows where to put his body and he knows where to put himself. At the end of the day, he has every skill set needed for it.”
Kyrie Irving had his first triple-double with Brooklyn with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He played well late but scored six points in the first three quarters, in part because of Brown’s defense.
The game swung wildly in the middle quarters. The Nets outscored Detroit by 15 points in the second quarter, and the Pistons turned it around for a 14-point advantage in the third.
“We were down 14 in the third quarter, but it was nothing but grit and grind to come back the way the guys did,” Casey said. “We’ve got to be that way every night.”
The Pistons, who averaged 19.8 turnovers in the first six games, committed eight in the first half but none after halftime.
Spencer Dinwiddie split a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining, and Drummond did the same with 6.7 seconds left to put the Pistons up 111-108.
Prince then split a pair, missing the second on purpose, and Drummond grabbed the rebound and made a pair with 3.6 seconds left to seal the win.
“For some reason we ran out of gas in the second half, and I’m not sure why,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said.
Drummond had 11 rebounds in the first quarter and assisted the first three baskets. His playmaking was a boost for a team short on ball handlers.
Playing without injured point guards Reggie Jackson (back), Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Tim Frazier (shoulder), the Pistons played Brown and Kennard at the position, with Drummond facilitating from the high post.
“It was a game of opportunity for some guys,” Kennard said. “Bruce, the way he stepped up tonight, he was kind of one of our leaders on the court. So credit to the kid. He played his heart out offensively and he was guarding their best player throughout the entire game.”
Taurean Prince added 20 points and Joe Harris had 18 for the Nets.
Brooklyn: Caris LeVert said Friday night’s 25-point performance against Houston was in honor of his grandmother, who died this week. LeVert had 14 points on Saturday. … DeAndre Jordan returned to the starting lineup for the third game this season. Atkinson said before the game that Allen has struggled against Drummond, and that could force a change. In three games against Brooklyn last season, Drummond averaged 9.3 offensive rebounds per game.
Detroit: This was Detroit’s third different starting lineup in seven games this season. … The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in attendance.
Jackson is out at least four weeks with a back injury, the team announced earlier Saturday.
Jackson, who played the season’s first two games but has missed the past four, has a stress reaction in his lower back. The team announced treatment and rehabilitation has started and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
All-Star Blake Griffin has missed all seven games with lingering soreness in his left knee and hamstring. It was announced before the season that Griffin would be re-evaluated in early November.
Drummond became the third player in the past 25 years to have three straight 20-point, 20-rebound games, joining Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins.
There has been only one other 20-20 game this season, by Anthony Davis of the Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys.
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