Davion Mitchell opened an aggressive clinic and shot 6-9 across the arc to score 20 points. Meanwhile, Terence Davis made a healthy contribution of 17 points from the bench.
Sacramento did not have Tyrese Haliburton, Tristan Thompson, Buddy Hield, etc. All of these had scratches late in the afternoon due to rest. Marvin Bagley III was excluded before the tip-off due to knee pain, but Luke Walton emphasized that it wasn’t serious.
Prior to tonight’s contest, Walton shared that the match would feature a more “regular” set of players who are more likely to see real-time on the court during the season. However, there weren’t four players who broke the starting lineup this preseason, so tonight it served as an extended audition for role players.
Mitchell saw the start of his first preseason alongside De’Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless and Richaun Holmes. Portland has developed a lineup featuring Anfernee Simons, CJ Elevy, Larry Nance Jr., Jusuf Nurkić and Kelgin Blevins.
Davis was the absolute spark plug of Kings’ attack in the first quarter, scoring 10 out of 25 points in Sacramento in a frame shot 4-4 from the field. Mitchell started the game at 3 and after a bit of stagnation, heater A shot of the second frame with 17 points 5-7 from the other side of the arc towards halftime.
Sacramento led 18 people in the second half of the action, witnessing stunning offensive spurts from Burns, Harkless, Mitchell, # SummerKings Jamhi’us Ramsey and Chimezie Metu. Fox managed to sneak in 8 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Tonight, this Sacramento roster proved to be another sampling of how deep the guards’ position is. With such credible contributions from Mitchell and Davis on a regular basis, Kings should be well equipped for aggressive success beyond the usual suspects.
Kings concludes the preseason on Thursday, October 14th. Los Angeles Lakers At home.
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Kings vs. Trail Blazers: Davion Mitchell helps Sacramento improve to 3-0
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