NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, March 8th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (34-25) at Sacramento Kings (37-24), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings play the second of a five-game homestand tonight, as they host the streaking Memphis Grizzlies tonight at ARCO Arena.
This is the third and final meeting of the season between the clubs. In the two previous contests, Sacramento picked up a victory at home and at FedExForum. Overall, the Kings have won two straight and three of the last four contests in this series.
The Grizzlies have lost 13 straight and are 1-18 at Sacramento. The last time the Grizzlies beat the Kings on the road was on April 19, 1998.
The Kings won the opener of the homestand on Sunday. Kenny Thomas and Mike Bibby each scored 19 points, as Sacramento defeated the defending world champion Detroit Pistons, 100-85, at ARCO Arena. Thomas also pulled down 10 rebounds, while Bibby handed out 11 assists.
Peja Stojakovic and Darius Songaila each netted 14 points in Sunday's victory for Sacramento, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Brian Skinner collected 12 points and 12 boards, while Maurice Evans finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Thomas, Skinner and Corliss Williamson were playing in front of the home crowd for the first time since the three players were acquired by Sacramento from Philadelphia in the blockbuster trade that sent star forward Chris Webber to the 76ers.
On the injury front, Sacramento enter Brad Miller (calf) and guard Cuttino Mobley (back) are doubtful for tonight's game. Miller has missed four straight games, while Mobley did not play against Detroit.
Sacramento, which is 12-5 in Tuesday games this season, is 21-8 as the host. The Kings have won two straight at ARCO Arena and are 6-4 in their last 10 at home.
The Grizzlies come into tonight's game on a four-game winning streak and will play the second of a four-game road trip.
On Monday, Lorenzen Wright scored 23 points and Brian Cardinal added 20 to lead the Grizzlies to a 105-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mike Miller contributed 17 for the Grizzlies, who have won seven of their last 11 games overall.
Memphis, which will also visit the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers on the current swing, are 14-15 as the visitor this season.
03/08 11:02:01 ET