But it still brought some encouragement for Kings fans for the rest of the season. The King who shines the most continues to be Isaiah Thomas who paced the Kings (19-36) with a 22-point shooting effort on 6-for-10 accuracy from the field and 8-for-8 from the foul line in the 108-102 loss against one of the NBA‘s best teams.
By the way, anyone looking for a free-throwing shooting clinic leader should contact Thomas during the offseason. He’s made 43 in a row and might not miss for the rest of the season. Thomas is coming off an 18-point,10-assist performance in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend. He had his chance to shine nationally and he sparkled.
He didn’t miss a beat against the Spurs, scoring 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting in the first half.
What was remarkable is that the Kings trailed only by nine 28-19 after the first quarter despite shooting 4-o-22 from the floor.
Thomas continues to give Kings fans something to cheer about in what’s been a dreary season for the franchise. The second-year pro is averaging 12.3 points and 3.3 assists per game. He’s hitting 43.5 percent from the floor and 87.6 percent from the free throw line and both are respectable averages.
His scoring average is a little better from his rookie season but the other figures are about the same or even down a little bit. He’s been more of a starter this season but seems to play just as effectively from of the bench.