Through 3 Quarters

A victory for the Sacramento Kings would push them over .500, and after three quarters they have put themselves in a good position to make this happen. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Charlotte Hornets 106-89.

The Kings have been led by power forward Richaun Holmes, who so far has posted a double-double on 23 points and 15 rebounds.

Small forward Gordon Hayward (25 points) has been the top scorer for Charlotte. Those points put Gordon Hayward near his season high of 27.

Sacramento's lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Charlotte @ Sacramento

Current Records: Charlotte 5-4; Sacramento 4-4

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings are 2-10 against the Charlotte Hornets since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Friday. Sacramento's homestand continues as they prepare to take on Charlotte at 10 p.m. ET Nov. 5 at Golden 1 Center. The Kings are out to stop a three-game streak of losses at home.

You can't lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Sacramento's strategy against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Sacramento strolled past New Orleans with points to spare, taking the matchup 112-99. Among those leading the charge for Sacramento was point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who had 20 points and seven assists.

Meanwhile, the Hornets' and the Golden State Warriors' game on Wednesday was up for grabs at halftime, but Charlotte was thoroughly outmatched 61-40 in the second half. Charlotte has to be aching after a bruising 114-92 defeat to the Dubs. One thing holding Charlotte back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Terry Rozier, who did not have his best game: he finished with only five points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Sacramento is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Sacramento's win lifted them to 4-4 while Charlotte's loss dropped them down to 5-4. We'll see if the Kings can repeat their recent success or if the Hornets bounce back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $17.00


The Kings are a slight 2-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Kings as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Charlotte have won ten out of their last 12 games against Sacramento.

  • Mar 15, 2021 - Charlotte 122 vs. Sacramento 116
  • Feb 28, 2021 - Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 126
  • Dec 17, 2019 - Charlotte 110 vs. Sacramento 102
  • Oct 30, 2019 - Charlotte 118 vs. Sacramento 111
  • Jan 17, 2019 - Charlotte 114 vs. Sacramento 95
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Sacramento 104 vs. Charlotte 97
  • Jan 22, 2018 - Charlotte 112 vs. Sacramento 107
  • Jan 02, 2018 - Charlotte 131 vs. Sacramento 111
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Charlotte 99 vs. Sacramento 85
  • Jan 28, 2017 - Sacramento 109 vs. Charlotte 106
  • Jan 25, 2016 - Charlotte 129 vs. Sacramento 128
  • Nov 23, 2015 - Charlotte 127 vs. Sacramento 122

Injury Report for Sacramento

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)