NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, April 5rd (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (27-49) at Sacramento Kings (16-59), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two of the Western Conference's also-rans meet up in California's capital Sunday as the Sacramento Kings play host to the Golden State Warriors.
The Kings are coming off a blowout loss in Phoenix on Friday when Steve Nash scored 29 points and doled out nine assists to lead the Suns in a 139-111 rout of the Sacramento Kings.
Jason Thompson scored a career-high 23 points and Spencer Hawes set a career best with 22 points and added 10 boards for the Kings, who have dropped 10 of their last 12 games. Francisco Garcia poured in a season-high 29 points and Rashad McCants 17 in defeat, as Andres Nocioni donated 11 points.
The banged-up Warriors, meanwhile, are coming off a solid win over playoff- bound New Orleans on Friday. Jamal Crawford finished with a 39 points in that one, as Golden State downed the Hornets, 111-103. .
Anthony Morrow added 24 points, sinking a career-high five three-pointers for Golden State, which won its second in a row following a five-game losing streak. Anthony Randolph tied a career high with 20 points and hauled in a career-high 15 rebounds in the win, and Ronny Turiaf ended with 11 boards, seven points and six assists.
The Warriors had only seven players take the court as Monta Ellis (jammed left ankle), Stephen Jackson (foot), Corey Maggette (head contusion) and Brandan Wright (shoulder) all sat out.
Last week, Golden State earned a thrilling 143-141 overtime win over Sacramento in Oakland when Ellis scored a career-high 42 points and Kelenna Azubuike added a season-high 27 for the Warriors, who were able to overcome Kevin Martin's career-best 50 for Sacramento.
Ellis and Martin (ankle) are both questionable for tonight's contest.
04/05 10:43:49 ET