Kings Mocked by NBA Fans After Playoff Hopes Dashed by Pelicans

Sacramento Kings' season ends with 105-98 loss to New Orleans Pelicans in NBA play-in tournament.

Kings fail to secure No. 8 seed in Western Conference despite previous win against Golden State Warriors.

Pelicans win despite missing Zion Williamson.

De'Aaron Fox leads scoring with 35 points; Domantas Sabonis adds 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Fox and Sabonis combine for nine turnovers.

Absences of Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk affect Kings' shooting; team hits only 27% from 3-point range.

Kings miss seven free throws, shooting 15-22 from the charity stripe.

Despite 46-36 record, Kings' season ends before playoffs.

Fans troll Kings after loss, referencing previous playoff heartbreak against Warriors in 2023.

Sacramento faces disappointment in another must-win scenario.