NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 16th (All times eastern)
Chicago Bulls (0-4) at Sacramento Kings (3-4), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The winless Chicago Bulls start a season-high seven-game road trip tonight, as they visit the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
The Bulls will also visit the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers on the road swing.
On Saturday, the Bulls fell to 0-4 as they surrendered a huge lead in a 97-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at the United Center. Eddy Curry tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who started a season with four straight losses for the first time since the 2000-2001 campaign. The 2000-01 squad, under the direction of Tim Floyd, began 0-5 and finished 15-67. Tyson Chandler netted 17 points and 13 boards in the defeat.
Rookie Luol Deng comes into tonight's contest as Chicago's leading scorer at 18.5 points per game, while Curry leads the Bulls in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and Hinrich has averaged a team-high seven assists per contest.
Chicago is 0-1 on the road this season. The Bulls were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 100-90, on November 6th at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Kings, who are a perfect 2-0 as the host this season, enter tonight's game having won two in a row. On Sunday, Brad Miller finished with 26 points and nine rebounds and Peja Stojakovic chipped in 22 points to lead Sacramento to a 101-89 victory over the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Miller was 7-for-8 from the field, knocked down both of his three-point attempts and made 10-of-11 free throw attempts for the Kings.
Sacramento led 60-55 Sunday with just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter, before the Kings ended the period on a 17-8 run to take a 77-63 lead into the final 12 minutes. The Kings were never threatened in the fourth quarter en route to the victory.
Miller has averaged 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in Sacramento's first seven games of the season.
Sacramento has won 10 straight after losing the last six meetings in this series. Chicago has lost five straight after winning its last three at Sacramento.
Chicago's last win over Sacramento was on February 28, 1998. The last time the Bulls defeated the Kings on the road was on November 23, 1997.
11/16 10:19:33 ET