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Wolves at Kings: For None of the Marbles

Another meeting between two hapless teams. What will happen this time?

Sacramento Kings v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Wolves at Kings
9:00 pm CST
FS North

Whenever these two teams meet, it means...even less than usual, to be honest. Two of the most hapless franchises in the NBA, the Kings took over the longest playoff drought from the Wolves after the Wolves had their outlier Jimmy Butler season. Once again, these squads are on track to miss the playoffs and not by a little.

One of the things I always think about when anticipating a Wolves-Kings game is: Can both teams manage to lose? If there are any two teams that could do it...

...And in truth, they’ve had some valiant attempts. The last two meetings have been overtime thrillers, if by thriller we mean “Do we really have to watch another five minutes of this?”

The last time the Wolves were in Sacramento, they broke their 11 game losing streak with a 105-104 double overtime win. I slept through it, which is not something I regret.

Then there was last week’s debacle at Target Center, when the Wolves blew a huge lead in the fourth quarter and wound up losing in overtime, pushing their current losing streak to 10 games. It now sits at 11, which I suppose provides some symmetry in a “we lose, then we lose some more” kind of way.

Can the Wolves once again end an 11 game losing streak at the expense of the Kings? Will this one go three overtimes? Will Buddy Hield break some kind of three point shooting record? Will someone get traded mid-game? Tune in to find out.

If misery loves company, we should all be happy tonight.

Expected Lineups


De’Aaron Fox
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Harrison Barnes
Nemanja Bjelica
Harry Giles


Shabazz Napier
Jarrett Culver
Andrew Wiggins
Robert Covington
Karl-Anthony Towns

Our friends over at Sactown Royalty have the Kings story.