NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, March 2nd (All times eastern)
Miami Heat (11-45) at Sacramento Kings (26-32), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The woeful Miami Heat conclude a three-game road trip against the Sacramento Kings tonight at ARCO Arena.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On February 26th, Shawn Marion scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Heat in a 107-86 rout of the Kings at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami has won eight in a row in the series. The Heat have captured three straight at Sacramento.
The last time the Kings defeated the Heat was on January 13, 2004 at Sacramento.
The Heat try to win back-to-back games for the first time since December 9-10. On Friday, Dwyane Wade scored 31 points to lead Miami in a 103-93 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.
Ricky Davis totaled 15 points for the Heat, who have won two of their last three games overall. Shawn Marion scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and collected four steals in the win.
After tonight's game, Miami returns home for a two-game stand. The Heat are scheduled to host Toronto and Golden State on the upcoming homestand.
Miami is 5-23 on the road this season.
Sacramento opens a short two-game homestand. On Friday, Jason Kidd had a season-high 21 points, and added 11 rebounds and nine assists, as the Dallas Mavericks pulled away to beat the Kings, 115-106, at American Airlines Center.
Beno Udrih and Kevin Martin both scored 25, while Ron Artest added 22 points for Sacramento, which has lost four in a row. Mikki Moore had 12 rebounds to go along with nine points in the loss.
The Kings, who have won two in a row at home, will host Pau Gasol and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at ARCO Arena. Sacramento is 17-10 at home this season.
03/02 10:27:01 ET