The Sacramento Kings are on a 2 game win streak and Cowbell Kingdom is celebrating the youth movement. Despite only a few Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights, tonight’s game was about Skal Labissiere who had the game of his young career. Buddy attempted seven shots and saw only 21 minutes of action but did finish with 7 points, 2 rebounds and a blocked shot. Hield has averaged 14.2 points over his previous 10 games with the Kings and over 17 points in his last three games alone. This is now the 5th game Buddy has played against the Suns including his stint with the New Orleans Pelicans. Be sure to search on our blog to find all the other Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights.
Labissiere, a native of Port-au-Prince Haiti was originally drafted with the 28th pick in the first round by the Phoenix Suns but became a part of the trade where they moved up to the 8th spot to acquire Marquese Chriss in the 2016 NBA Draft. After spending some time in the NBA’s Developmental League with the Reno Bighorns, Skal joined the team and has played increased minutes since the DeMarcus Cousins trade. Tonight, he absolutely dominated the hard court scoring the first 16 of his 21 fourth quarter points in a row and finished with a career-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals to lead the Kings to a 107-101 win on the road.
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Skal had flashed signs of greatness in prior games, but this move in the low post showed his tremendous athleticism and ability to score around the basket.
Despite a hot early shooting start for the sensational Suns guard Devin Booker, he finished just 6 of 26 (23.1%) from the field to end with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Booker is one of three players in NBA History to average 21 points per game before his 21st birthday (October 30th) joining the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. But tonight, he simply couldn’t buy a basket and shot just 3 of 9 (33.3%) from three-point range.
Both lineups showcased young players of the future with Marquese Chriss who not only put on a clinic above the rim but showed his defensive ability recording 5 blocked shots to go along with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Like Skal, he had a highlight of his own with an amazing alley-oop which brought the stadium to their feet.
Key Statistics: The Kings bench outscored the Suns 48-22. Despite winning the overall rebounds 48-47, the Suns collected more offensive rebounds tallying 16 versus 8 for the Kings. Offensively, the Kings shot the ball better shooting 38 of 79 (48.1%) from the field and 6 of 14 (42.9%) from three-point range while the Suns managed just 43 of 107 (40.2%) and 6 of 25 (24%) from three-point range. Up next, the Kings head to Buddy’s fan base Oklahoma to play Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at 3pm.
Watch Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights below:-
BUDDY HIELD HITS SOFT FLOATER (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD NAILS RUNNER IN THE LANE (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD DRAINS CORNER 3 (Q2)
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