So You’re Saying There’s A Chance
Hopefully, you have all seen the cinematic treasure “Dumb and Dumber” in which Lloyd Christmas played by Jim Carrey delivers this gem:
With just a few games remaining the Sacramento Kings do have a chance at cracking the top 10 and making the play-in game. The two costly 9 game losing streaks may ultimately be what holds the Kings back from the opportunity but a four-game road trip sweep and wins in 7 of their last 10 games has kept their slim hopes alive.
The Kings success paired with the San Antonio Spurs recent struggles has left a door open that quite frankly appeared shut on the Kings for a while now.
Here is what you need to know for the final 11 games of the NBA’s regular season:
8. Memphis Grizzlies (33-32)
Final opponents: @ Detroit, @ Toronto, New Orleans, Dallas, Sacramento, Sacramento, @ Golden State
*Beat the Kings in the only matchup this year but still two more matchups in Memphis (May 13, 14).
9. Golden State Warriors (33-33)
Final opponents: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Utah, Phoenix, New Orleans, Memphis
*Final 6 games all at home, and own tiebreaker over the Kings.
10. San Antonio Spurs (31-34)
Final opponents: @ Sacramento, @ Portland, Milwaukee, @ Brooklyn, @ New York, Phoenix, Phoenix
*Spurs have lost 5 in a row and have the most difficult schedule remaining in the NBA. Friday’s night’s game with the Kings will decide the season tiebreaker.
11. New Orleans Pelicans (30-36)
Final opponents: @ Philadelphia, @ Charlotte, @ Memphis, @ Dallas, @ Golden State, LA Lakers
*Pelicans own the tiebreaker over the Kings by beating Sacramento 2 out of 3 times.
12. Sacramento Kings (29-37)
Final opponents: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, @ Memphis, @ Memphis, Utah
*Winners of 4 straight. If that streak gets to 7, this would get very interesting.