NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, February 14th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (22-28) at New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (24-28), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two teams just one day removed from slim defeats will get together tonight when the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets host the Sacramento Kings at the Ford Center.
Mike Miller poured in 22 points and Hakim Warrick scored six straight points with under two minutes to play to lead Memphis over New Orleans/Oklahoma City, 108-104, on Tuesday
Desmond Mason had 23 points and David West 22 for the Hornets, who had a three-game winning streak broken. Tyson Chandler had 17 points and tied a franchise-record with his career-high 23 rebounds.
The Hornets are just one game out a playoff spot and will play two games on the road after this weekend's All-Star Game, beginning with a tilt in Charlotte on Tuesday.
The Kings come into the game off a 109-104 overtime setback to Houston.
Ron Artest tied a career-high with 39 points, making 12-of-23 shots and going 10-for-11 from the foul line in a losing effort. Artest also had eight rebounds for Sacramento, which has lost two in a row. Kevin Martin added 21 points and Mike Bibby 13 for the Kings.
Sacramento, which is 7-16 on the road this season and two games out of a playoff spot despite being in last place in the Pacific Division, is also playing its final tilt before after the break. The team returns home to play Boston on Tuesday.
This is the third of four meetings this year between the Kings and Hornets. Each team has won once on its home floor this season.
Overall, the Kings have won seven of the last 11 meetings, but has lost four straight as the visitor. In fact, the home team has won eight straight in the series.
02/14 10:39:01 ET