NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, January 16th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (15-21) at Toronto Raptors (20-18), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Sacramento Kings will hit the road for three straight games tonight, when they take on the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
The Kings will also visit Detroit and Indiana on the trek, and are 4-12 away from home this season. In Monday's 122-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the finale of a four-game homestand at ARCO Arena, Kevin Martin posted a game-high 39 points and John Salmons deposited a running layup with 2.6 seconds left to lift Sacramento.
Salmons and Francisco Garcia chipped in 22 points apiece for the Kings, who went 3-1 on the current homestand. Beno Udrih added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Brad Miller had 11 points and a team-high nine boards.
Meanwhile, the Raptors will try to get back in the win column when they open a short two-game homestand versus Sacramento and Atlanta. They have two in a row at home and are 10-8 as the host this season.
Toronto had a three-game winning streak come to an end with Tuesday's 103-89 setback to the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Chris Bosh had 16 points and 11 boards, while Jason Kapono and Carlos Delfino added 14 points apiece off the bench for the Raptors.
Wednesday's game between Sacramento and Toronto is the first of two meetings this season. The Kings are slated to host the Raptors on March 16.
The Kings and Raptors split a pair of meetings last season, while Sacramento has won six of nine and 11 of the last 15 matchups in the series.
Sacramento has lost three straight and four of its last five trips to Canada.
01/16 10:52:41 ET