NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 24th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (5-5) at Seattle SuperSonics (6-7), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Seattle SuperSonics go for their third straight win when they welcome the Sacramento Kings tonight to KeyArena.
Sacramento has won three in a row and four of the last five meetings in this series. However, the Kings have lost four of six and five of their last eight at Seattle.
Seattle plays the opener of a four-game homestand this evening. On Wednesday, Rashard Lewis scored a season-high 35 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the SuperSonics over the Los Angeles Clippers, 95-85, at the Staples Center.
Lewis converted 14-of-22 field goals, while Sonics All-Star guard Ray Allen ended with 23 points on 7-of-20 shooting from the field. Luke Ridnour contributed 12 points and dished out nine assists, while Kansas product Nick Collison grabbed 13 rebounds off the bench for the SuperSonics, who have won two straight after dropping three in a row.
The SuperSonics are 2-3 at KeyArena this season. They will host San Antonio on Sunday, Orlando on Wednesday and Indiana on December 1st.
The Kings enter tonight's game on a three-game losing streak. On Wednesday, Carlos Boozer poured in 32 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help the Utah Jazz continue their best start in franchise history with a 110-101 comeback win over Sacramento at ARCO Arena.
Kevin Martin scored 24 points and had eight rebounds for the Kings, while Ron Artest had 19 points and four steals and Ronnie Price scored 16 points off the bench.
On the injury front for the Kings, Artest (back strain) and point guard Mike Bibby (right thigh contusion) are questionable for tonight's contest.
Sacramento is 1-3 as the visitor this season. After tonight's contest, the Kings return home to host the Trail Blazers on Saturday and the Clippers on Tuesday.
11/24 11:08:34 ET