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Let’s be honest: some of us doubted the Sacramento Kings’ chances against the Warriors, seeing them as a likely underdog due to a lack of playoff experience on their side.

After three contests, it’s time to make amends.

The Kings have a 2-1 lead over the defending champions after sweeping their two home games.

Sacramento doesn’t even need to win in their opponent’s arena because they are the better seed. This is crucial since the Warriors’ defence, which ranked 28th in the league (118.3 rating), was especially bad on the road (11-30 record).

In his first playoff series, De’Aaron Fox has been outstanding (29.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 3.0 steals), and he has been ably supported by Malik Monk (18.0 points) and Domantas Sabonis (17.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists).

If the Kings can win at home, they can end the Warriors’ dynasty and earn a lot of gratitude from the rest of the NBA.

Sacramento Kings

Professional basketball’s Sacramento Kings call California’s capital city home. The Sacramento Kings are an NBA team from the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

The Sacramento Kings are the longest continuously operating professional sports franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Golden 1 Centre is the site of the team’s home games. In the early 2000s, the team enjoyed its most successful seasons in the city, highlighted by a 61-21 record (.744 winning percentage) in 2002–03.

The Rochester Seagrams, a semi-professional club from Rochester, New York, founded the franchise in 1923 and hosted several teams over the next two decades. Rochester Royals, their new moniker in the NBA, won the title in their inaugural season (1945-46) after joining the league that year.

In 1948, along with three other NBL clubs, they made the transition to the NBA’s precursor, the Basketball Association of America.

The Royals enjoyed a great deal of success on the court, eventually capturing the NBA title in 1951. However, the team struggled to make a profit in the relatively tiny Rochester market and moved to Cincinnati in 1957, where they are now known as the Cincinnati Royals.

After playing some home games in Kansas City and some in Omaha, Nebraska, the team changed its name to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972 when it moved to Kansas City, Missouri, to avoid being confused with the baseball team also named the Kansas City Royals.

Although the franchise was shortened to the Kansas City Kings after three seasons, they nevertheless played many home games in Omaha each year until March 1978.

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