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Why Kevin Durant, Mike Brown, The Kings Are The Perfect Pairing

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The Kings put the rest of the NBA on notice Tuesday night Fatah Al-Ain victory 153-121 over the Brooklyn Nets. Star Kevin Durant found himself on the wrong end of that phrase.

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Coach Mike Brown has something brewing in Sacramento, and four-time scoring champion Durant is taking note.

“I suspect [Brown] “They’ve got a lot out of this team,” Durant said after the game. “They’ve got a lot of guys who can play for real minutes on any NBA team. He’s got 10, 11 guys who can do that. When you get into a situation like that, you get players.” All-star caliber [Domantas] Sabonis and Daron Fox. This is a great team to build on.”

Brown and Durant arrived at the Golden State Warriors’ doorstep together in the summer of 2016 as an assistant coach under Steve Kerr and another star alongside Steve Curry. It marked Brown’s return to the league after being fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2013-14 NBA season. Durant shocked the basketball world by signing with the Warriors after nine seasons in Oklahoma City.

Together, the two won a pair of titles over the next three years before Durant packed his bags for Brooklyn.

“A great choice from Mike,” Durant said. “It’s great for Sacramento to give Mike a chance because he’s been part of a championship group for the last six or seven years. It’s a perfect pair for him.”

The Browns are known as a defensive-minded coach, but Sacramento produced an offensive show to remember on Tuesday night.

The Kings shot 59.6 percent from the floor and dropped 20 three-pointers on their way to 153 points, the second-highest total since the franchise moved to Sacramento in 1985.

Terrence Davis led with 31 points on seven 3-pointers while also adding nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.

“We had great intentions. They shot, I mean, it’s frustrating. You see teams taking shots. It’s not like we didn’t try. They were better than us on the offensive side of the ball. It felt like we had a lot of open shots too,” Durant said. .I wouldn’t say it was just a lack of effort or that the guys didn’t care. It was just that they were better.”

Through 13 games, the Kings are 7-6. They now possess the eighth best record in the Western Conference and all the momentum in the world as their 7-2 erased all memories from going 0-4.

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“All those guys in the locker room deserve it,” Brown said. “I’m telling you, they were hacking in behind them and you know you local guys, ’cause you saw a little and heard me talking about it. I heard the commissioner was in the building too. Being in the building and seeing Sacramento and watching the action What these guys have done, and then on top of that for the fans to feel, is very exciting to me.

“I’m proud of the guys in the locker room, and I’m excited for Sacramento.”

The spirited Kings will attempt to continue riding that momentum Thursday night when they host the San Antonio Spurs at the Golden 1 Center.

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