NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, February 10th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (21-26) at Seattle SuperSonics (18-31), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings attempt to win a season-best fifth straight game, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.
This is the first of a home-and-home set. Sacramento will host the SuperSonics on Sunday at ARCO arena.
Sacramento is fresh off a perfect three-game homestand. Kevin Martin scored 29 points and Mike Bibby netted 21 before leaving late in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, as Sacramento tied a season-high with its fourth straight victory, 86-77, over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at ARCO Arena.
Ron Artest totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in the win over Chicago for the Kings, who have won eight in a row at home over the Bulls. Sacramento beat Chicago for the fourth straight time and for the 15th time in the last 16 meetings.
Bibby, who is averaging 17.3 points and a team-best 5.4 assists per game this season, is questionable for tonight's contest.
The Kings are 6-15 on the road this season. They won their last road contest, a 100-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 31st at the Target Center.
Seattle returns home after splitting a pair of contests on the road. Ray Allen finished with 33 points and nine assists, as the SuperSonics edged the Indiana Pacers, 103-102, on Wednesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Chris Wilcox scored 17 points in the win over the Pacers for Seattle, which came halted a franchise-worst 15 straight road tilts. The SuperSonics recorded their first win away from KeyArena since defeating the Clippers on November 22nd at the Staples Center.
Mickael Gelabale netted 12 for the SuperSonics, while Earl Watson and Damien Wilkins both contributed 10 off the bench against Indiana.
The SuperSonics are 13-12 at home this season. They have lost two in a row at KeyArena.
This is the second of three meetings between the clubs this season. On November 24th, Martin posted 35 points as the Kings rolled to a 109-100 win over Seattle at KeyArena.
The Kings have won two in a row at Seattle and four straight in the series.
02/10 10:44:43 ET