The NBA’s best ‘dark horse’ this season is by far the Sacramento Kings. There are no superstars based on the top teams in the East and West.

De’Aaron Pax and Domantas Sabonis lead the team with a strong one-two punch, but they aren’t strong compared to duos or big threes on top teams.

however. Sacramento is definitely charming, lethal and strong.

The evaluation of Sacramento before the season was similar. Although the power was reinforced, it was at a level that could barely reach the quarterfinals in the West. Las Vegas gamblers put the Sacramento Kings’ odds of winning the division at 1 in 40,000.

The Pacific Division of the Western Conference includes Golden State, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Phoenix Suns. All are candidates for victory. However, Sacramento pierced the odds of 1 in 40,000.

They recorded 48 wins and 32 losses this season and won the Pacific Division championship. 3rd in the West and entered the playoffs. It was the first playoff in 17 years.

However, there were still concerns. There was a good chance that he would fall victim to a first-round upset. In addition, the opponent was Golden State, who had gone through all the battles. Including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and other veterans who have experienced countless finals were holding on.

However, Sacramento was strong. On the 16th (hereinafter Korean time), the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals (7 matches, 4 wins) held at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, USA, defeated Golden State 126-123 in the home game.

Sacramento’s unique transition and motion offense, along with offensive basketball, shined. It won the score competition with Golden State, which has outstanding scoring power.

Coach Mike Brown, who won the Coach of the Year award, transplanted the motion offense to Sacramento this season, maximizing the power of Pax and Sabonis’ one-two punches and using the perimeter shooters properly.

A record set in 28 years was also released.

ESPN said on the 17th, ‘The duo who scored more than 30 points in the NBA playoffs at the same time as college students was born in 28 years. Sacramento Foxes and Malik Monk’.

On this day, Pax scored 38 points,먹튀검증 and bench ace Malik Monk also scored 32 points. The two players, who were classmates at the University of Kentucky, set a record of 30 points in a playoff game at the same time, repeating the record held by Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon (above Houston University) of the Houston Rockets in 1995 after 28 years.

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