Domantas Sabonis was all over the glass in the Kings' 123-92 FedExForum win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Sacramento's big man had his sixth triple-double in December with 13 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 assists. Sabonis also approached Chris Webber's Sacramento-era game record of 25 rebounds.
"It's a team effort," Sabonis remarked of his glasswork. I think we contested their shots well, and I got to face [Bismack] Biyombo, a powerful man, and today was my night.
We bombarded their primary players with coverage changes. Coach [Mike Brown] just mentioned points in the paint, where we've struggled all year. This was important for us tonight." The Kings beat Memphis 58-32 in the paint and 59-34 in rebounding.
The Kings took a big lead because to sixth man Malik Monk's 27 points in 21 minutes off the bench. De'Aaron Fox scored 24 points with four rebounds and four assists. Monk, born 71 miles northwest in Jonesboro, Ark., was pleased to perform for his family and friends.
"I haven't played in front of a lot of these guys in a minute, and I put on a show for them," Monk told Kyle Draper and Matt Barnes on "Kings Postgame Live." "Luckily the shots were going in."
Sacramento completed a 2-1 road trip with wins over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday and the Grizzlies on Sunday after a disheartening defeat to Portland on Tuesday.
Golden 1 Center will host the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday when the Kings return home. NBC Sports California airs "Kings Pregame Live" at 6:30 p.m.