NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, December 26th (All times eastern)
Toronto Raptors (11-17) at Sacramento Kings (7-22), 10:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Toronto Raptors seek to build on their first win in over a week when they resume a six game road trip in Sacramento on Friday.
The Raptors improved to 1-2 on their road trek Monday in Los Angeles when Chris Bosh poured in a game-high 31 points and hauled in seven rebounds, as Toronto crushed the Los Angeles Clippers, 97-75.
Jermaine O'Neal added 23 points, nine boards and five blocks for the Raptors, who saw their five-game slide come to an end. Anthony Parker logged 12 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Toronto, which is 6-9 as the visitor this season, will also visit Portland and Golden State on its trip.
The Kings, meanwhile, finished a four-game road trip on their own winless on Monday in San Antonio when Tony Parker led a balanced Spurs attack with 18 points and six assists and San Antonio was never seriously threatened in an easy 101-85 decision over Sacramento.
John Salmons recorded a game-high 22 points, while Beno Udrih and Francisco Garcia chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Sacramento, which fell to a dismal 2-13 on the road.
Home cooking has meant a lot in this series recently. Sacramento has won 10 straight over the Raptors at ARCO Arena. Overall, the host has won eight straight meetings between the two clubs and 11 of the last 12.
12/26 10:32:08 ET