Kings smallball produces interesting results
In Friday's loss at San Antonio, Toney Douglas, Jimmer Fredette and Marcus Thornton played at the same time off the bench in the second quarter.
The trio helped Sacramento score 37 points in that quarter. The Kings also gave up 37 points, but the flow on offense helped them stay in the game.
"When we're playing so bad, I have to go to a unit that I think can give us some energy to get back in the basketball game, and so far, that group has done that," Smart said.
Pairing the trio with Patrick Patterson at power forward and Jason Thompson at center – as Smart did for part of the second quarter Friday – allows the Kings to play at a fast pace and force the defense to scramble to find perimeter shooters.
-- Sacramento Bee