Golden State and Sacramento will meet in one of seven NBA preseason games on Thursday night. The game will broadcast live on ESPN with the starting time at 9:00 PM ET.
Golden State, Kings Meet Again
These two teams met on Tuesday night with the Kings coming away with a 114-113 victory.
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 29 points on 11-of-21 shooting in the defeat for Golden State, which will again be without rookie center and first round draft pick James Wiseman.
Wiseman took part in in a full-speed practice scrimmage session for 12-minute on Wednesday, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports, but still will not play in Thursday’s preseason finale.
Although the 19-year-old will most likely miss the entire preseason games, it is possible he could feature in the regular-season opener against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Draymond Green will also be held out of Thursday night’s game although the veteran forward was also a part of Wednesday’s scrimmage.
For the Kings, they will be hoping the likes of Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox can continue to sharpen up their shooting as the start of the regular season draws closer.
Kyle Guy, who scored 20 points off the bench in the last game against the Warriors, is another player Sacramento will hope to continue developing after a successful spell in the G-League last term.
LA Clippers Aim To Get It Right
Also returning to court on Thursday is the Los Angeles Clippers against the Utah Jazz at 10:00 PM inside STAPLES Center.
The Clippers dropped both their opening preseason games against the LA Lakers.
However, coach Tyronn Lue played down the importance of winning exhibition games, revealing that ensuring players understood where they needed to be within the team’s offense and defense carry a bigger weight in his philosophy.
“Probably eight or nine times we called plays and couldn’t get guys in the right spots, so just something we got to continue to keep working at,” Lue said. He added after the defeat: “… It’s a good test run for us tonight just, you know, throwing some different things at guys and seeing if they would pick it up.
“Sometimes we did, sometimes we didn’t, so we got to continue to keep doing that. And we’ll be fine, so I’m not worried about it.”
All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard scored 11 points in 18 minutes for the Clippers, while fellow star Paul George had nine points and four assists.
The Jazz are 2-0 so far this preseason, having won both its exhibition fixtures against the Phoenix Suns.
Elsewhere on Thursday, the Charlotte visits Orlando at 7:00 with Detroit going to Washington at the same time.
San Antonio is Houston and Atlanta plays at Memphis, both games tipping off at 8:00 PM, while Minnesota travels to Dallas for an 8:30 tipoff.
NBA Preseason Schedule
Thursday, December 17
MATCHUP TIME (ET) NAT TV
Charlotte at Orlando 7:00 PM
Watch: Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Southeast – Charlotte
Listen: WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM/WYGM 96.9FM / 740AM
Detroit at Washington 7:00 PM
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBC SPORTS WASHINGTONLink Out Logo
Listen: 97.1 FM The Ticket/1500 AM
San Antonio at Houston 8:00 PM
Watch: KMYS, AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest
Listen: WOAI/KXTN/790 AM / 740 AM
Atlanta at Memphis 8:00 PM
Watch: Fox Sports Southeast – Memphis, Fox Sports Southeast – Atlanta
Listen: WZGC/ESPN 92.9FM/680AM
Minnesota at Dallas 8:30 PM
Watch: Fox Sports Southwest – Dallas, Fox Sports North
Listen: 830 WCCO/KESN/KFLC
Golden State at Sacramento 9:00 PM
Watch: ESPN, WatchESPN.com, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Bay Area
Listen: KHTK Sports 1140 AM/95.7 The Game
Utah at LA Clippers 10:00 PM
Watch: Fox Sports Prime Ticket, AT&T Sportsnet – Rocky Mountain
Listen: AM 570 LA Sports/KZNS-FM/AM