NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, January 24th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (17-23) at Philadelphia 76ers (20-20), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers try for their third straight win this evening when they begin a three-game homestand against the Sacramento Kings at the Wachovia Center.
On Sunday, Andre Iguodala's putback as time expired lifted the 76ers to an 86-84 comeback victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
Tied at 84-84 with nine seconds left, Philadelphia inbounded the ball to Allen Iverson, who was quickly double teamed. Iverson dished out to Chris Webber who then drove to the hoop. The layup did not fall, but Iguodala was able to grab the rebound and put back a shot in midair from about 10 feet that fell through the hoop as time ran out.
Iguodala ended with 14 points and eight rebounds while Iverson netted 39 points with nine rebounds and five assists for the 76ers, who snapped a three- game road losing streak.
Webber added 11 points and eight boards in the win, which moved Philadelphia back to .500 for the season (20-20).
Philadelphia, which will also welcome Orlando and New York on this stand, is 13-7 in its arena this season.
Sacramento, meanwhile, comes in on a losing note after falling to Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat, 119-99, on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Francisco Garcia had 14 points for the Kings, who have dropped two in a row and will be under .500 at the halfway point of the season for the first time since the 1998-99 campaign.
Sacramento, which will be playing the third leg of its season-long six-game road trip, is 5-12 away from home this season.
The Sixers defeated the Kings earlier in the season to snap a nine-game series losing streak. However, Sacramento, which has won 10 of 12 and 16 of the last 21 overall meetings, is 7-3 in its last 10 visits to Philadelphia.
01/24 10:31:19 ET