Kings put two winning streaks on the line
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – The scorching Sacramento Kings put their
seven-game winning streak on the line tonight when they welcome Jason Kidd and
the New Jersey Nets to ARCO Arena.
Brad Miller scored 29 points to lead Sacramento to a 103-74 win over the
Houston Rockets on Friday in front of its home crowd.
Mike Bibby and Bobby Jackson both finished with 18 points for the Kings, who
won seven straight for the first time since winning 11 straight between March
26 – April 12, 2002.
Peja Stojakovic added 11 points for Sacramento, which has won 16 straight at
Sacramento forward Gerald Wallace is questionable for tonight’s contest with a
The Kings are a perfect 9-0 at home this season.
New Jersey lost Friday to the Portland Trail Blazers, 97-93, at the Rose
Jason Kidd tallied 27 points and seven helpers for the Nets, who are on a
five-game road trip.
The Nets are 2-1 on the current swing.
New Jersey will finish up its road trip on Monday against Matt Harpring and
the Utah Jazz.
The Nets own a 5-3 record on the road this season.
In 2002-03, Sacramento won both contests with the Nets. The Kings took a home
a 118-82 win at New Jersey on January 9, 2003 and then defeated the Nets,
109-102, 12 days later at ARCO.
Overall, Sacramento has won two in a row and five of the last six meetings
with the Nets.
The Nets have lost four straight and six of their last seven at Sacramento.