Golden State Warriors Walk Away From California Classic Unscathed, Sacramento Kings Finish 1-2
Marvin Bagley III Misses Both Shot Attempts From The Floor In Final Game
The Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Sacramento, Calif. Publicity Agents footage art by Russell Stiger Jr. July 5, 2018.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings lost their last two games in their own California Classic at Golden 1 Center. The final game on Thursday against the Miami Heat, the Kings lost 86-76.
Justin Jackson led the Kings with 26 points, making 9 of 17 shots from the field. He also made 4 3-point shots. Harry Giles 11 points and 12 rebounds. Marvin Bagley III missed both shot attempts and only collected three rebounds.
The rookie lone point came from the free-throw line.
Jackson bounced back from Game 1 back to score 20 points and pull down five rebounds in the Sacramento Kings 71-54 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the California Classic at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday. Jackson had five points in the opening game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Frank Mason added 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, and four steals for the Kings. Rookie Bagley had only seven points and seven rebounds. The No. 2 pick overall in the draft was 3-of-16 shooting from the field.
The Warriors were led by Jacob Evans' 13 points and Josh Magette's 12 points. All ten players that played for the Warriors made it in the scoring column.
Bagley scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the Kings’ 98-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on the first night of the California Classic. He also had six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Giles who made his debut in the inaugural summer league series had 13 points, four rebounds and one steal for the Kings in the game against the Lakers. He made 6 of 10 shots from the field. Giles had four points and three steals in the second game on July 3.
De’Aaron Fox had an impressive showing for the King in the first game. Fox had 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals. He was 9 of 15 shooting from the floor. The Kings sat him for the second game due to a slight Achilles injury.
The Warriors left Sacramento with a 3-0 record in the Summer League Tournament, while the Miami Heat ended with a 2-1 record and the Los Angeles Lakers tied the Kings at 1-2.
The Kings will move on to the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 6-17 at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV.
The Kings will play a minimum of five games, tipping off on Saturday, July 7 against the Phoenix Suns at 4:30 p.m., in an ESPN nationally-televised contest at Thomas & Mack.
Sacramento also faces the L.A. Clippers on Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m. from Cox Pavilion before rounding out preliminary play versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, July 10 at 3:30 p.m., from Thomas & Mack.
The remainder of Sacramento’s slate will be determined once all 30 teams are seeded in a tournament-style format.
KINGS 2018 MGM RESORTS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (all times Pacific Standard Time)
Game Day Date Opponent Time Arena
1 Saturday July 7 vs. Phoenix 4:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack (ESPN)
2 Sunday July 8 vs. L.A. Clippers 8 p.m. Cox Pavilion (NBA TV)
3 Tuesday July 10 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 3:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack (ESPN 2)
4 & 5 To be determined after seeding
The Sacramento Kings wrapped up the inaugural California Classic – the three-day exhibition of young NBA talent, emerging technology, world-class entertainment and community partnerships.
California Classic earned praise from various media outlets, including UPROXX who called it a “smashing success,” as well as Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin Magic Johnson who congratulated the Kings organization for an exciting event.
“Kings and basketball fans alike made the inaugural California Classic a huge success and we look forward to making this an annual tradition,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “The atmosphere at Golden 1 Center was incredible across all three days and I’d like to thank our partners at the NBA and our colleagues at the Heat, Lakers and Warriors for joining us in Sacramento.”
Over the course of the three-day showcase, more than 50,000 basketball fans visited the arena for summer basketball. In less than a month, basketball fans purchased over 7,000 three-day passes before selecting the remaining inventory in the Golden 1 Center lower bowl. To meet incredible demand after filling up seating in the lower bowl, the Kings opened upper bowl seating only a week before the teams took to the court – selling out the first two days and nearly selling out the final day.
By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist
Footage by Russell Stiger Jr. | PA Visual Artist and Image Content Specialist
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T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.