New Lineup, Same Result for Kings
The Kings used a new starting lineup. And after two days of airing out their issues, the mood was better.
But the result was the same as in the previous four games.
The Kings suffered their fifth consecutive loss, 99-90, to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.
After a two-game winning streak, the Kings have fallen to 2-8. The last time the Kings had a record that bad through 10 games was in the 1990-91 season.
The new starting lineup consisted of Aaron Brooks and Tyreke Evans at guard, John Salmons and Jason Thompson at forward, and DeMarcus Cousins at center.
It was the fourth different starting lineup the Kings have used this season, but the first time coach Keith Smart changed it because of performance instead of suspensions.
Even with the loss, Smart plans no lineup changes in the near future. He thought the Kings played a “decent game” aside from their bad second-quarter finish.
“You can’t keep changing everything,” Smart said. “You’ve got to start trying to develop something.”