The Sacramento Kings, fresh off a thrilling 124-123 win against the Golden State Warriors, are set to face the Los Angeles Clippers with little rest. Tuesday’s victory, their first against the Warriors this season, propelled them into the Western Conference semifinals against the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA in-season tournament.

Despite needing to stay within 11 points of the Warriors to advance, the Kings faced a daunting 24-point deficit in the first half. However, they staged an impressive comeback, ultimately clinching the win with a clutch bank shot from Malik Monk in the final seconds.

This victory, though exhilarating, leads the Kings straight back into the regular NBA season, with a game against the Clippers looming. De’Aaron Fox, who scored impressively in the tournament after recovering from an ankle sprain, emphasized the team’s desire to win beyond the tournament, considering its impact on their regular-season record.

The upcoming game marks the first season meeting between the Kings and the Clippers. The Clippers, reeling from a 113-104 defeat to a shorthanded Denver Nuggets team, are looking to bounce back after a disappointing homestand that included a loss to the Pelicans and a win over the Dallas Mavericks.

According to a report by AP News, Adding to the Clippers’ challenges, Russell Westbrook recently had a contentious exchange with a fan, a situation he openly addressed postgame. Despite the off-court distractions, Westbrook has been a solid contributor, especially since moving to a bench role, helping the team improve their record.

As the Kings and Clippers prepare to face off, both teams are looking to maintain momentum and rectify past performances, setting the stage for an exciting encounter.



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