NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, March 16th (All times eastern)
Toronto Raptors (34-31) at Sacramento Kings (29-36), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Toronto Raptors will resume a five-game road trip tonight, when they take on the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
Toronto is 0-3 so far on the trek and fell to 15-18 as the visitor this season after Friday's 137-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Anthony Parker led the Raptors with 19 points, while Carlos Delfino had 16 points and seven rebounds.
Radoslav Nesterovic added 15 points for the slumping Raptors, who have dropped three straight overall and seven of their last nine games. Toronto, which is fifth in the East standings, will close out the trek on Monday at Utah.
Sacramento, meanwhile, will open a two-game homestand tonight versus Toronto and Golden State, and owns a 19-12 record at ARCO Arena this season. It has won four of six and nine of the last 12 games at home.
The Kings had a two-game winning streak halted with Saturday's 127-99 setback to the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center, as Ron Artest scored 26 points, pulled down nine rebounds and collected five steals to lead the way.
Kevin Martin added 16 points and Mikki Moore had 11 for the Kings, who lost for the fourth time in six tries. Kings forward John Salmons (ankle) is questionable for tonight.
Sunday's game between Toronto and Sacramento is the second and final meeting of the season. The Raptors recorded a 116-91 victory at the Air Canada Centre on January 16, as Chris Bosh exploded for 31 points and nine rebounds.
Toronto has won two straight, three of four and four of the last six meetings with the Kings. It has lost nine straight at Sacramento and owns a 1-10 record all-time as the guest in this series.
03/16 10:42:29 ET