Sacramento’s All-Stars are gearing up for the second half.
De’Aaron Pax and Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings held a press conference right after the All-Star Game ended on the 20th (Korean time). Pax and Sabonis made up their minds to advance to the playoffs at this spot.토토사이트
Sacramento has never made the playoffs since the 2005-2006 season. It’s been a long dark period, but now Sacramento fans have hope of going straight to the playoffs. Because Sacramento’s all-star duo Pax and Sabonis are there.
Since his debut, Pax, who has been playing in the Zulgon Sacramento uniform, is averaging 24.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists this season, and is perfectly performing his role as an ace.
Sabonis, who joined Sacramento in a trade last season, is also showing off his versatility this season with averages of 18.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 6.9 assists.
Thanks to their performance, Sacramento is in third place in the Western Conference with 32 wins and 25 losses as of the 21st.
Sabonis said, “I’ve been preparing for the playoffs right after the All-Star Game. I’m going to take a break and prepare for the remaining games right away.”
However, Sacramento’s schedule for the second half is not easy. A head-to-head matchup with Eastern Conference powerhouses such as the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks awaits. There is also a game against Western Conference powerhouses such as the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns joined by Kevin Durant.
It’s a tough situation to keep in 3rd place. Sacramento is only four games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in 10th place. On the other hand, they are behind the second-place Memphis Grizzlies by three games.
In other words, fierce ranking competition and tough opponents await Sacramento.
“We’re ready for the second half of the season. There’s a lot of back-to-back schedule waiting for us. We’re going to struggle in the rest of the schedule. I know the schedule is tough, but we have to prepare properly,” said Fox.
“The moment at the All-Star game was great. The next important moment for me will come after we make the playoffs.”