Sacramento Kings Road Schedule in 2013-14
The Sacramento Kings are ready to rule the courts of opposing teams in
2013-14 as they take to the road to face off with some of the best teams in the National Basketball Association. This Kings
team is stocked with as much talent as they organization has had in years, and the club is hoping to capitalize on that talent
in order to secure some huge games away from home this season. The Kings could not reach the postseason in 2012-13, as they
finished in fourth place in the Pacific Division with a 28-54 record, but that team has a very different look than this year's
club. The Pacific never makes for an easy road schedule, and that certainly won't be any different this season, but it also
provides the Kings with the opportunity to take to the road and prove that they're capable of defeating the best teams in
the Western Conference away from their home arena in Sacramento.
The Kings will surely be looking forward to taking
to the road this season and heading south to Los Angeles, where the Clippers will be waiting for them at the Staples Center.
The Clippers look to be a legitimate contender for the NBA Championship now that they've got a top-tier coach in Doc Rivers.
The Clippers traded for Rivers, securing his services from the Boston Celtics, in the offseason, and also made a number of
moves to shore up their depth. The Kings will have to slow down Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul when they take the floor
at the Staples Center, something that is much easier said than done. Paul is the league's top point guard, and a lot of the
responsibility on containing the savvy veteran will fall on Kings point guard Isiah Thomas, who is experiencing a breakout
The Kings don't have to go far this season to take on one of their biggest division rivals, the Golden State
Warriors. Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA is sure to be rocking when the Kings hit the court to see if they can take down Steph
Curry and company. Again, Thomas will be asked to defend one of the top point guards in the NBA, as Curry is a threat to blow
up for a huge scoring night any time. The Kings will surely look for DeMarcus Cousins to show up in a big way in this one
and score points early and often in the paint. Any victories against the Warriors will come at the result of a real battle
on the court, but to steal a win from a division rival on the road is always sweet. This is just one of many fantastic matchups
that await the Kings away from home in 2013-14.
Sacramento Kings Team Info
The Sacramento Kings play in
the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, a division that also features the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers,
Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. These Kings have made some major moves this season to shake the roster up, and the
club appears to have more talent than they have in quite some time. The team shipped former starting point guard Greivis Vasquez
to Toronto to make room for breakout guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas was playing so well off the bench that the team was comfortable
shipping their starter out of town, and it has looked like the right move thus far. Thomas is experiencing a breakout season,
and is one of the most improved players in the National Basketball Association in 2013-14. In the same deal the Kings were
able to secure swingman Rudy Gay from Toronto as well. Gay was not fitting in in Toronto, but he seems to be meshing well
in Sacramento, where he has refined his shot selection and is playing more team basketball. With Thomas, Gay and big man DeMarcus
Cousins serving as the core of this team, fans have a lot to be hopeful for in Sacramento.
you're a fan of the Sacramento Kings, then surely you've been to the arena to see the Kings take the court at home. However,
it's a totally different experience to catch Sacramento when they're playing on the road. Check it out this season and cheer
on the Kings when they take the court in a hostile environment.
Sacramento Kings Trivia
Where did current
Sacramento Kings point guard Isiah Thomas attend college?
The answer is the University of Washington. Many scouts felt
that Thomas was too small to make it in the NBA, and Thomas is doing a fine job of proving them wrong with every passing game.
Sacramento Kings History
The Sacramento Kings first hit the court in 1923 as the Rochester Seagrams, and moved
around quite a bit before settling in Sacramento in 1985. The team has called Sacramento home since then and seen some great
players hit the court to play for the franchise over the years. Though the Kings had some great teams in the late 1990s and
early 2000s, the franchise won the NBA Championship in 1951.