NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 25th (All times eastern)
Toronto Raptors (1-11) at Sacramento Kings (5-7), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings continue their homestand tonight, when they host the Toronto Raptors at ARCO Arena.
This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Raptors are scheduled to host Sacramento on January 29, 2006 at Air Canada Centre.
Sacramento is 1-1 on their current four-game homestand. On Wednesday, Brad Miller had 20 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds to lead a balanced attack, as the Kings defeated the New Jersey Nets, 114-105, at ARCO Arena.
Bonzi Wells had 23 points, nine rebounds and six steals, while Mike Bibby chipped in 25 points and Kevin Martin added 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench in the win over New Jersey for the Kings, who stopped a two-game losing streak.
The Kings, who lost to San Antonio in the opener of the current stand, are scheduled to host the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday in the finale of the homestand. They are 4-3 at home this season.
The Raptors play the third leg of a four-game road trip. They are 0-2 on the current swing. On Wednesday, Corey Maggette scored a season-high 30 points, as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 103-100 victory over Toronto at the Staples Center.
Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 24 points and nine rebounds in the loss to the Clippers, while rookie Charlie Villanueva scored 18 points off the bench for Toronto, which has lost two straight and is off to a dismal 1-11 start this season. Mike James added 16 points and Morris Peterson contributed 11 points in defeat.
Toronto, which will closeout the road trip on Saturday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, is 0-5 on the road this season.
The Kings have won nine of 11 and 10 of the last 13 contests in this series. Toronto has dropped seven straight at Sacramento.
The last time the Raptors were victorious in Sacramento was on March 13, 1997.
11/25 10:13:55 ET