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Domantas Sabonis, Kings blasted by NBA fans for overshadowing Pelicans loss

The Sacramento Kings’ season ended Friday night with a 105-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Championship.

After beating the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday and having a chance to secure the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, the Kings were unable to beat a Pelicans team missing superstar Zion Williamson.

Sacramento’s star duo put on a stellar performance as De’Aaron Fox led all scorers with 35 points, while Domantas Sabonis scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in addition to seven assists. However, the two combined for nine turnovers.

The absence of shooting guards Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk was apparent, as the Kings as a team shot just 27 percent of their attempts from behind the arc. They also missed seven free throws and shot just 15-22 from the charity line. Although Sacramento finished its season with an impressive 46-36 record, it was officially over before the playoffs had even started.

NBA fans trolled the Kings after their loss to the shortstop Pelicans:

After a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Golden State Warriors during the first round of the 2023 playoffs, Sacramento’s season ended in another must-win game on Friday.