NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 1st (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (0-2) at Orlando Magic (0-2), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - A pair of teams off to disappointing starts meet in the Magic Kingdom on Saturday when the Sacramento Kings pay a visit to Orlando at Amway Arena.
In the midst of a tough four-game road trip to start the season, the Kings were trounced by Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, 103-77, in South Beach on Friday.
John Salmons and Quincy Douby paced Sacramento, which also lost its season opener to Minnesota, with just 14 points each.
Things don't figure to get any easier for the road-challenged Kings. Sacramento won just 12 games away from home last season and hasn't had a winning record on the road since 2002-03.
The Kings have also dropped five of their last seven contests in Orlando.
That said, things haven't been all peaches and cream for the reigning Southeast Division champs, who suffered a heartbreaking loss in Memphis on Friday.
Rudy Gay scored a game-high 29 points, including the game-winner as time expired to lead the Grizzlies in an 86-84 victory over the Magic.
Rashard Lewis paced the Magic, who also lost their season-opener 99-85 to Atlanta on Wednesday, with 23 points.
Hedo Turkoglu added 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Dwight Howard had 14 points to go with 14 rebounds in defeat.
Coming off a 52-win season, Orlando is winless after two games for just the third time in franchise history.
11/01 10:16:19 ET