NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, January 25th (All times eastern)
New Jersey Nets (15-25) at Sacramento Kings (27-12), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings try to bounce back tonight when they welcome the New Jersey Nets to ARCO Arena.
The Kings had a six-game winning streak halted on Sunday, falling, 103-73, to visiting San Antonio. It was their worst home defeat since a 40-point loss to Houston on December 12, 1995.
Mike Bibby led Sacramento with just 13 points. The Kings, who had a six-game home winning streak snapped, recorded just eight assists in the game -- a club record-low. Brad Miller collected the lone helper from the starting five.
The Kings also finished with 17 turnovers, while the Spurs had 21 assists and just eight miscues.
On the injury front, forward Chris Webber suffered an ankle injury when he landed awkwardly while taking a jump shot in the second quarter. Webber is questionable for this evening's contest.
The Kings will kick off a three-game road trip Thursday in San Antonio.
New Jersey, meanwhile, had a three-game tear ended in Sunday's 113-105 loss to host Phoenix. The Nets allowed the Suns, who had lost their previous six, to get back on track.
Vince Carter paced the Nets with 32 points, and Jason Kidd matched his season- high with 23 points. Kidd also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists for New Jersey, which has lost six of its last seven on the road. Rodney Buford collected 16 points with seven boards in the setback.
Overall the Nets have lost five of their last eight contests.
New Jersey kicked off a five-game away swing Sunday, and will visit Golden State on Wednesday.
The Nets and Kings split two meetings last season, as New Jersey snapped a three-game series losing skid with a win last March.
01/25 10:22:00 ET