John Wall.

Steph Curry and Kelly Oubre.

Coby White and Zach LaVine.

Friday night, it was Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell.

Over the past week, opposing guards have used the Sacramento Kings’ perimeter defense to get hot or get right, and VanVleet and Powell were the lastest beneficiaries as the Kings, in a 144-123 loss at Golden 1 Center, allowed the Toronto Raptors to set a franchise record for scoring.

That the Kings scored 123 points, shot above 60 percent most of the game (finishing at 56.8 percent) and made 15 3-pointers and still lost by 21 shows just how bad the defense was.

“A game like this, we played, offensively, a game good enough to win NBA games,” said Kings guard De’Aaron Fox. “Defensively, we played a game that you wouldn’t win a single game in this league with. … We shot fucking 60 percent today, you’re not supposed to lose a game where you’re shooting 60 percent…





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