NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, December 14th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (8-13) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-13), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers try to extend their season-high winning streak to five games when they wrap up a three-game homestand tonight versus the Sacramento Kings at the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia posted its fourth win in a row after Wednesday's 98-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wachovia Center. Samuel Dalembert scored 18 points, ripped down 11 boards and blocked a career-high tying nine shots to lead the 76ers to victory.
Dalembert had a big block on Minnesota's Al Jefferson in the waning seconds of the game to preserve the victory. Andre Iguodala scored 25 points and grabbed eight boards for the Sixers, while Willie Green added 18 points in the win.
The Sixers are 6-7 as the host this season. In injury news for Philadelphia, guard Rodney Carney is questionable for Friday's game because of the flu.
Sacramento will resume a five-game road trip tonight and has lost three of its last four games, including Wednesday's 90-78 setback to the Boston Celtics in the opener of the trek at TD Banknorth Garden.
Ron Artest and Beno Udrih each scored 16 points for the Kings, who remained winless on the road at 0-9. Sacramento will also visit Washington, New Jersey and Milwaukee on the current road trip.
Philadelphia and Sacramento split a pair of meetings last season, but the 76ers have won three of the last four meetings.
The Kings have lost their last two games in the City of Brotherly Love.
12/14 10:50:30 ET