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Sunday, November 18th (All times eastern)

Detroit Pistons (6-3) at Sacramento Kings (3-6), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Detroit Pistons will wrap up a five-game road trip this evening against the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.

Detroit is 2-2 on the trek and suffered a 103-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the Staples Center. Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince each scored 16 points for the Pistons, losers in two of their last three contests after starting the season 5-1.

Chauncey Billups (knee, hip) and Antonio McDyess (shoulder) both sat out for Detroit and are questionable for Sunday's contest.

Sacramento, meanwhile, ended a two-game losing streak with Friday's 123-118 double-overtime win against the New York Knicks in the opener of a three-game homestand at ARCO Arena.

Kevin Martin scored a career-high 43 points and Ron Artest added 28 for the Kings, who will also host the Phoenix Suns on the current homestand. Brad Miller had 12 points and 11 boards, while John Salmons added 16 points off the bench in a winning cause.

Kings forwards Shareef Abdur-Rahim (knee) and Kenny Thomas (leg) are both listed as questionable versus the Pistons.

Detroit and Sacramento split a pair of meetings last season, but the Kings have won 12 of the last 17 encounters.

The Pistons have lost nine of 10 and 10 of the last 12 at ARCO Arena.

11/18 10:36:09 ET


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