NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, January 25th (All times eastern)
Sacramento Kings (18-23) at Utah Jazz (24-18), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Utah Jazz attempt to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Sacramento Kings tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
This is the third meeting of the campaign between the clubs. Both teams picked up a win at home in the two previous contests.
The Kings have won three of the last four contests in the series. Sacramento has lost three of its last five at Utah.
Sacramento is scheduled to host the Jazz on February 8th at ARCO Arena in fourth and final meeting of the season between the teams.
Deron Williams paced a balanced Utah attack with 18 points and 13 assists as the Jazz easily disposed of the Los Angeles Clippers, 109-93, on Monday at the Staples Center.
Matt Harpring and Paul Millsap scored 17 points apiece for the Jazz, who had seven players in double figures and have won six of their last seven games overall. Ronnie Brewer chipped in 15 points and Carlos Boozer collected 12 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
Utah is 17-3 as the host this season. The Jazz will visit Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets on Sunday at the Toyota Center.
Sacramento plays the middle contest of a three-game road trip on Friday. Chris Kaman scored 20 points and pulled down 21 rebounds, as the Clippers crushed the Kings, 111-85, on Wednesday at the Staples Center.
Mike Bibby scored 16 points for the Kings, who had a three-game winning streak halted. Brad Miller finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Kevin Martin netted 11 for Sacramento.
The Kings are 6-14 as the visitor this season. They will visit rookie phenom Kevin Durant and the Seattle SuperSonics on Sunday at KeyArena.
01/25 10:39:48 ET