NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Monday, February 26th
(All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (24-31) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-38) 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers open a six-game homestand this
evening when they welcome the Sacramento Kings to the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia lost its second straight game on Saturday when it was pounded by
the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-90, at the Bradley Center.
Andre Iguodala registered 22 points and Samuel Dalembert added 15 for the
76ers, who have lost five of their last six games. Willie Green scored 11
points and Andre Miller recorded 10 points and 11 assists.
The 76ers are 10-15 as the host this season and will receive visits from
Phoenix, Memphis, New Jersey, Seattle and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Kings, meanwhile, snapped a four-game road losing streak on Sunday without
Ron Artest in the lineup.
Kevin Martin picked up the slack though and scored 35 points, grabbed five
rebounds and had three steals as Sacramento downed Indiana, 110-93, at Conseco
A former Pacer, Artest was not with the team due to personal reasons. His
status for tonight is unknown.
The former All-Star has been vilified by Indiana fans for his role in the
famous brawl between the Pacers and Detroit Pistons fans two seasons ago and
his subsequent trade request last year.
Mike Bibby added 28 points and six assists for the Kings, who snapped a two-
game skid and won for just the second time in seven games.
Sacramento wraps a four-game road trip this evening and is 1-2 on the swing so
far after dropping the first two tilts to Washington and New Jersey. The Kings
are just 8-19 on the road this season. The club will return home to host
Charlotte on Wednesday.
Philadelphia and Sacramento will meet for the second and final time this
season. The Kings won the first matchup this year, 101-76, on December 27
behind 21 points and six assists by Bibby.
The Sixers swept the two-game series last season but has lost 10 of their last
12 meetings with the Kings.
02/26 10:54:19 ET