For the second consecutive game, Kings coach Keith Smart looked to Jimmer Fredette for a spark after he sat the entire first half. This time, it didn't work out. The second-year guard was scoreless, missing all four of his shots from the field, and had three turnovers in the Kings' 85-69 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at FedExForum. Fredette scored 12 points in the second half of Wednesday's win over Washington. But he couldn't duplicate that against the Grizzlies as the Kings played their worst offensive game of the season. Fredette was one of two active players (forward Travis Outlaw being the other) who did not play in the first half, when the Kings scored 30 points. His only basket didn't count because he was called for traveling. "It can be tough, for sure," Fredette said. "You're just sitting on the bench, and then you come off in the third quarter and you're a little bit cold. But you just try to do the best you can." Smart used guards Marcus Thornton and Aaron Brooks off the bench in the first half. Neither could find his rhythm, either, as they combined to finish with four points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Fredette fails to provide spark this time
Sacramento Bee | Jan 19