Intense Kings-Pelicans game interrupted by chicken wing thrown on the court

One Kings fan had to take out their frustrations in a disruptive yet hilarious manner during their loss to the Pelicans.

Pelicans' Zion Williamson laughing and Kings' De'Aaron Fox looking tired, with chicken wings falling from the sky around them

It’s official: the Sacramento Kings are locked into the play-in tournament after suffering a 135-125 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night at home. It was an overall frustrating night, as the Kings were unable to slow down the Pelicans’ high-octane offense led by Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum, both of whom had 31 points. In fact, one Kings fan had to take out their frustrations in a disruptive yet hilarious manner.

With less than a minute to go in the game and the Pelicans up by 11, Williamson took on two defenders and drew a foul. But while the Pelicans star was motoring his way towards the hoop, an angry Kings fan decided to throw a chicken wing onto the hardwood, prompting an all-timer bit of commentary from TNT play-by-play commentator Kevin Harlan.

“It’s a chicken wing! Why would someone throw something that good out on the floor?” Harlan said, eliciting some laughter from his partner in the booth, Reggie Miller. “It’s crispy, it’s warm, and I almost had to go out and get it, I’m so hungry!”

Indeed, what a waste that is of a perfectly good chicken wing. Instead of wasting it on act of frustration that will net the offender a deserved punishment, the Kings fan should have just consumed the wing to at least appease one’s feelings of anger amid Sacramento’s difficult predicament.

Kings still in danger of falling to 9th or 10th

At present, the Kings are locked into a three-way tie in the standings with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. These three teams have a 45-35 record, although thanks to the tie-breaker rules, the Kings are still in eighth by virtue of having a better record against Pacific Division opponents than the Warriors (both the Kings and Warriors won the season series over the Lakers, keeping them at 10th).

Alas, there will be no rest for the weary Kings. They will be facing their potential opponent in the play-in tournament, the Phoenix Suns, tomorrow night on the second of a back-to-back.

The Suns have all the incentive in the world to win out, as doing so gives them a strong chance at usurping the Pelicans for the sixth and final outright playoff spot in the West. (Phoenix will be facing Minnesota in Game 82, making their game against the Kings even more must-win.)

Meanwhile, the Kings, if they end up defeating the Suns, could still end up hosting the 7/8 play-in game, provided that they win in their final game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix loses to Minnesota.


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