NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, March 28th (All times eastern)
Washington Wizards (36-33) at Sacramento Kings (35-35), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards play the fourth of a six-game road trip tonight, as they visit the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On March 5th, Antawn Jamison scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds and All- Star Gilbert Arenas netted 23, as the Wizards defeated the Kings, 117-107, at the Verizon Center.
Washington has lost seven straight after winning its last two at Sacramento. Its last win on the road against the Kings was on December 16, 1996.
The Wizards are 2-1 on the swing and are No. 5 in the Eastern Conference playoff race. On Monday, Arenas poured in 40 points and dished out 10 assists in Washington's 116-98 victory over the Golden State Warriors at The Arena.
Arenas shot 12-of-22 from the field, including 7-of-13 from three-point range, and made all his free throws.
Jamison added 31 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Golden State for Washington, which built a 19-point lead in the second quarter and have won six of its last nine games overall.
Washington is 12-20 on the road this season. The Wizards are scheduled to visit Houston on Friday and San Antonio on Saturday.
Sacramento is the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff race. It owns a two-game lead over Utah for the final spot.
The Kings attempt to get back on the winning track this evening. On Sunday, Adonal Foyle scored 18 points as Golden State downed Sacramento, 90-83, at ARCO Arena.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss to the Warriors for the Kings, who have dropped four of their last six games overall. Mike Bibby scored 22 points, while Ron Artest ended with 11 points and Kenny Thomas grabbed 11 boards in defeat.
Sacramento is a solid 23-12 at ARCO Arena this season.
03/28 10:38:40 ET