NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 6th (All times eastern)
Seattle SuperSonics (0-3) at Sacramento Kings (0-3), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two teams searching for their first victory of the season meet tonight, as the Seattle SuperSonics visit the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
Last season, the Kings were 2-1 against Seattle. The SuperSonics have lost seven of nine and 10 of their last 13 at Sacramento.
Sacramento plays its home opener. The Kings opened the campaign with three straight losses on the road. On Saturday, Jose Barea scored a career-high 25 points on 4-for-4 shooting from three-point range and Josh Howard chipped in 27 points and seven rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks earned a 123-102 win over the Kings at American Airlines Center.
Kevin Martin led the Kings with 28 points and six rebounds, while John Salmons ended with 27 points and four assists in the loss to Dallas. Francisco Garcia contributed 23 points and six assists in defeat.
The Kings, who have won eight of their last nine home openers, will host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
Seattle concludes a two-game road trip. On Sunday, Corey Maggette scored 27 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the SuperSonics, 115-101, at the Staples Center.
Rookie Kevin Durant posted 24 points and eight rebounds for Seattle, which has dropped its first three games of the season. Damien Wilkins scored 22 points, and Chris Wilcox added 17 points and nine boards in defeat.
Seattle is 0-2 on the road this season. After tonight's contest, the SuperSonics return to the Emerald City for a three-game homestand. They will host Memphis, Utah and Detroit on the upcoming stand.
On the injury front for Seattle, veteran forward Kurt Thomas (strained right hamstring) is questionable for tonight's contest. Thomas, who was acquired in trade with Phoenix during the offseason, has not played in Seattle's first three games.
11/06 10:32:27 ET