Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Sacramento Kings (8-12) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) at FedExForum

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday November 28, 2021

Sacramento Kings 44, Memphis Grizzlies 67 (Q2 03:18)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings look absolutely dreadful in the half court offense. Shot selection really poor, ball movement stagnating and the pace slowing from what was witnessed in the opening quarter. – 6:59 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
The Kings’ offense now looks similar to their defense. 64-44 Grizzlies. – 6:59 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
dime dropping like issa hole in his pocket. pic.twitter.com/Zf9VZFEO7w6:59 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Tee Morant letting Buddy Hield hear it from the sideline 😂😂 – 6:58 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Officials review gives a flagrant 1 to Damian Jones as he and Steven Adams hit the floor – 6:57 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Steven Adams isn’t someone I’d shove like that. But live your life I guess. – 6:57 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
we know it’s sunday but dang @Sacramento Kings…… – 6:56 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Bagley taking aim at history. Just three more minutes for the record …. pic.twitter.com/iSc232mVVG6:54 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Steven Adams is slow to get up. Damian Jones popped him. – 6:53 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings guard Terence Davis left the game and headed straight back to the locker room with an apparent leg injury. – 6:52 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
What a nice post move from Jaren Jackson Jr. on that possession. Grizzlies need more of that. – 6:51 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Steven Adams the offensive rebounder and the passer isn’t what we expected fully. But I guess it’ll have to do. – 6:51 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
float like a butterfly, sting like BC 👀 pic.twitter.com/RI2keCdHCK6:51 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis is limping to the locker room. – 6:50 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Keep on eye on the level of Marvin Bagley III’s hips on defense. This is something assistant coach Doug Christie once mentioned when he was working on TV. Marvin seems to be doing a better job of staying down and balanced in his stance, not bouncing. Probably no coincidence. – 6:49 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Terence Davis triple. Kings needed that. – 6:48 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Stones Jones is a professional floater.
@Tyus Jones | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/V4R7Blq9vc6:48 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield is up to 11 points. Not shooting well from long range, but getting to the rim. – 6:43 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Damian Jones sighting. – 6:42 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Buddy Hield finally gets a 3-ball to fall after an 0-for-6 start from deep. – 6:41 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
38 points in the first quarter.
we lead by 13.
what’s the score? do the math.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/z536DyyiHM6:40 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Giving up 38 points to the Grizzlies in the 1st quarter isn’t exactly a recipe for success.
Memphis averaging 28 points in the 1st quarter this season. – 6:40 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings trail the Grizzlies 38-25 after 1. Tristan Thompson with a 7 point opening period helping to pick Sacramento up from the mat. Kings shoot 37.5% – 6:39 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Great start for the Grizzlies:
-38 PTS in the 1st qtr
-shooting 58%
-22 PTS in the paint – 6:39 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
“The Memphis Grizzlies just needed one thing to happen to unleash their full potential –
Ja Morant to stop holding them back.”
@NathanChester24’s Tuesday column probably – 6:38 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings trail 38-25 after 1Q. Ugly basketball from Sacramento. Tristan Thompson leads with 7 points. 6 points for Fox. – 6:38 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tristan Thompson has been impactful again here in the first quarter, but the missed free throws are an issue. – 6:35 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
A few ?s Sac & Mem bottom 3 #NBA D – R u contesting shots? R u getting beat by straight line drives? R your rotations there? R u fighting over pick & rolls? R u communicating? Is your D on a string? R u connected? R u boxing out? R u practicing Tom Izzo’s “Hit, find & go get it?” – 6:34 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings defense is a mess here in the first quarter. – 6:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ziaire Williams good things happening! pic.twitter.com/Glz9LO493D6:28 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant was yelling out the Kings play out of the last stoppage before it happened. – 6:27 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Adams didn’t even try to get up/vertical to contest that Thompson shot. If that’s the way he’s gonna roll I am not sure why Xavier Tillman is/has been glued to the bench. – 6:25 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
sunday back scratcher.
8 first quarter for @Dillon Brooks pic.twitter.com/H42NlWfoiA6:25 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Tristan Thompson with a nice impact in the early going in Memphis. Kings dig themselves out of the 11-0 hole. – 6:24 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
An auspicious 11-0 start for #Grizzlies hosting #Kings but Sac bounces down 15-11; #Sacramento #27 in D Rating; #Memphis last in league Which team will demonstrate poise to get the offense they want? #GrindCity #SacramentoProud – 6:22 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Tristan Thompson rebound and putback. 5-0 run for Kings. – 6:19 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Fox gets the 3-ball to fall. Kings on the board. 11-3 Grizz. – 6:17 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies off to an 11-0 start here. Babe and Brooks look aggressive. Exactly what they needed. – 6:15 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
11-0 Grizzlies start without Morant. Neat. – 6:15 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Grizzlies start 11-0 – 6:15 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Quick hook for Terence Davis, who is replaced by Buddy Hield after picking up two fouls in the first minute. Grizzlies jump out to a 9-0 lead. Kings need to wake up. – 6:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
7-0 run to get the party started. – 6:13 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
7-0 run by the Grizzlies to start the game. Gentry has already gone to Buddy Hield. – 6:13 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Two possessions, two offensive fouls for the Kings. – 6:11 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Kings with offensive fouls on each of their first two possessions – 6:11 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Back-to-back offensive fouls to start the game for Sacramento. Not ideal. – 6:11 PM
Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
The Kings were swept by the Grizzlies last season, but Memphis is playing without Ja Morant and Sacramento is coming off a thrilling, 3-OT road victory over the Lakers on Friday night.
How y’all feeling, Kings fans? – 5:53 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Paging, @badunclep Please come to your computer, @badunclep
Your officials for tonight’s Grizz vs. Kings game: Tre Maddox, Brent Barnaky and Lauren Holtkamp. This crew has the potential of getting the Unk seal of approval. – 5:50 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The Grizzlies are starting Tyus Jones at point guard vs. the Kings today with Ja Morant out of the lineup. Jones is averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 assists in 15.7 mpg; shooting career highs of 51.1% FG and 50% 3FG on 1.9 attempts per game. Started 49 games over first six seasons. – 5:49 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
we play a basketball game today vs. a team from Sacramento.
cc: @ImLiteralLarry1 pic.twitter.com/zoMEzgckEh5:38 PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Today’s Starting Lineup powered by @Verizon ⬇   
     
👑 @De’Aaron Fox   
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @terencedavisjr
👑 @Chimezie Metu
👑 @Alex Len pic.twitter.com/81uLVEjHpD5:35 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Updated Injury Report at Memphis Grizzlies – 11/28:
Harrison Barnes (right foot sprain) – OUT
Maurice Harkless (left knee soreness) – OUT
Richaun Holmes (illness) – OUT – 5:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first five vs. @Sacramento Kings
🔵 @Tyus Jones
🦆 @Dillon Brooks
🐸 @Desmond Bane
🦄 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/OAUrVuBzdA5:30 PM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
won the day 🙌🏽⏳5:19 PM
Kyle Draper @KyleDraperTV
The @Sacramento Kings look to make it 3 in a row when they take on the @Memphis Grizzlies this afternoon. He doesn’t know it yet but I’m doing an IG live with my guy @kennythomasnba at 2:30. We’ll give you a behind the scenes look at PreGame Live on my IG page. See you at 2:30 #NBA5:08 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
sunday casuals 💧
@cintronworld | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/CnZe4dbTca4:48 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
During pregame media availability today, Coach Jenkins reiterated that Ja Morant avoided significant injury and will be out a few weeks. There’s no set timeline but they expect a full recovery and will have an update each week as everything unfolds. – 4:41 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Alvin Gentry said that Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes and Moe Harkless are all day-to-day. Nothing long term for any of them. – 4:40 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Moe Harkless will not play. He’s dinged up. Needs a few days to heal up. – 4:38 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says Maurice Harkless (knee) is day-to-day. Harrison Barnes (foot) is also day-to-day, but no timetable. Richaun Holmes is getting better from a non-COVID illness, also considered day-to-dday. – 4:38 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings coach Alvin Gentry says he will start Fox, Haliburton, Terence Davis, Chimezie Metu and Alex Len. – 4:34 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings starters:
De’Aaron Fox
Tyrese Haliburton
Terence Davis
Chimezie Metu
Alex Len – 4:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for Coach Jenkins. Time for a pregame poll.
Hypothetically, Ja Morant returns almost a month from today, Dec. 29th, at home against the Lakers. Between tonight and that game Memphis plays 16 games.
Assuming the roster stays the same – how many do the Grizzlies win? – 4:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I asked Coach Jenkins about what changes, if anything, with the coaching change for the Kings. He said it remains relatively status quo, but noted some rotation changes (in part due to injury) – 4:25 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that De’Aaron Fox in the pick and roll and Buddy Hield from three must be emphasized defensively – 4:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins expects Ja Morant to be re-evaluated “in a few weeks”. He acknowledges that whatever timeline is eventually set he usually beats it. They’re going to be cautious however. – 4:20 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Coach Jenkins is here. He says that the Grizzlies will be operating by committee at PG – Tyus Jones will start, Desmond Bane will be the primary “back-up” – 4:19 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Hello friends. @JoeMullinax with you for pregame media availability with Coach Taylor Jenkins ahead of Kings/Grizzlies – 4:13 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
No change in the morning injury reports for Sacramento. Harrison Barnes is doubtful with a right foot sprain. Richaun Holmes is out due to a non-covid related illness. Moe Harkless is questionable with left knee soreness. – 3:24 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Kings fired Luke Walton earlier this week.
Former Kings Center, Scot Pollard, tells @BCusterTV & @Mitch Lawrence if the team was thinking about making a change, it should have happened in the offseason. pic.twitter.com/oHDy8lc2bD2:47 PM
Harrison Barnes @hbarnes
Virgil 🙏🏾🙏🏾 – 2:31 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings gameday live: Ja Morant out for Grizzlies; Barnes, Holmes, Harkless injury updates sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…1:02 PM





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