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Sunday, March 15th (All times eastern)

Sacramento Kings (14-51) at Washington Wizards (15-51), 6 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The NBA's two worst teams hookup in the nation's capital on Sunday when the Washington Wizards play host to the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings, who are opening a four-game road trip, are coming off one of their best performances of the year on Friday when they came up just short against the Eastern Conference's top team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James netted a game-high 51 points and scored six of Cleveland's 10 points in overtime, as the Cavaliers clinched the Central Division title with a 126-123 win over Sacramento in that one.

Kevin Martin ended with 34 points and six rebounds for the Kings, who finished a four-game homestand at 1-3. Bobby Jackson and Jason Thompson finished with 19 points and six boards each. Andres Nocioni had 12 points and nine rebounds. Solomon added 18 points and five boards off the bench in defeat as the Kings fell to 0-25 against Eastern Conference teams.

Sacramento, which is an NBA-worst 4-28 on the road, will also visit Atlanta, Charlotte and New York on its swing.

The Wizards, meanwhile, fell to 0-2 on a three-game homestand Friday when Mickael Pietrus led a balanced scoring attack with 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, as the Orlando Magic grinded out a 112-103 win over Washington Wizards at Verizon Center.

Antawn Jamison went 13-of-22 from the field for 36 points for the Wizards, who have lost seven of eight and lost both Caron Butler and Andray Blatche to injury. Butler exited in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return in the second half, while Blatche sprained his ankle.

Nick Young contributed 20 points, while Javaris Crittenton had 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds in a losing effort.

The Wizards, who are 10-24 at home, have taken seven straight over the Kings, including a 110-107 win in Sacramento on January 21.

03/15 10:36:17 ET


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