Light. The. Beam.
The Sacramento Kings and their fans have waited 17 years for this moment. Finally, FINALLY, after all this time, the Kings will return to the playoffs.
Sacramento’s magic number is seven with 14 to play. If the teams in seventh and eighth in the West finished 10-3, the Kings would only have to go 6-9 to clinch. They are in. It's done.
The Kings enter the last month of the regular season as the No. 1 offense. They are the only team in the West with a road record above .500. They will likely finish with a top-three seed and home-court advantage in the first round.