Nehemiah Queta (19 pts, 5 res, 4 ass, 4 dsls) helped the Stockton Kings defeat the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, 119-100 (27-16, 33-19, 34-40, 25-25), in the the Californians’ last performance at home in the regular season and, perhaps, the last the Portuguese pole achieves if they do not reach the G League play-offs.
That’s because Sacramentos Kings forward/man Domantas Sabonis injured his left knee Sunday against the Suns and, at the very least, won’t play until April 2, when he will be re-evaluated.
Already without ext./post Richaun Holmes, Sacramento, which for positions outside the basket only have Alex Len and Damian Jones, called up Nehemiah for the five-game tour – Pacers, Magic, Heat and Rockets two times – between today and April 2, the day on which, precisely, the regular phase of the G League ends.
Until then, Stockton, 4th in the Western Conference (14w-13l), which has three straight wins and seven in the last 10 games, will play six away games. The top six qualify and between 4th and 10th, Oklahoma City Blue (14 w-16 l), anything can still happen.