Harrison Barnes Leads Sacramento Past New Orleans


The Sacramento Kings have taken down the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106. Despite playing, both teams are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Both teams are now 30-41, with one final game to play in the bubble.

The Kings were led by forward, Harrison Barnes, who put up 25 points, and added another 8 rebounds. The Kings lined-up was well rounded in, in terms of scoring, Bogdan Bogdanovic had a solid game, dropping 16 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and adding another 7 assists. Sacramento had 6 players putting double digits.

Harry Giles III, who came off the bench, added another 12 points, and hauled in 11 rebounds. He helped the Kings our rebound the Pelicans 45-34. Starting point guard De’Aaron Fox, did not play, which gave Corey Joseph the chance to start.

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The New Orleans Pelicans saw Lonzo Ball and a pretty good scoring day. The point guard had 16 points going 5-9, and 4-6 from deep. Center Jahlil Okafor came off the bench, and went 9-11 from the floor, with 21 points. Frank Jackson, the backup point guard, also had a very solid night with 18 points.

Guard Josh Hart did not have a great nice offensively but he did add 10 rebounds. Forward Zion Williamson sat once again as the Pelicans monitor his minutes due to injuries.

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Sacramento has one final game vs. Los Angeles. The Lakers have already clinched the Western Conference’s 1st-seas, and will likely rest most of the starters. The Pelicans will play the Orlando Magic on Thursday. The Magic also have clinched a playoff spot, so look out for many starters taking the game off.

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