Wednesday , Jan , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kings try to avoid third straight loss

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings try to put the brakes on
a two-game losing streak tonight when they play the fourth portion of a six-
game road trip against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.

The Kings have not lost three in a row since January 24-28, 2003.

Earlier this season, the Kings crushed the Rockets, 103-74, on November 28 at
ARCO Arena.

The Kings, who are 1-2 on the road swing, were defeated by the Dallas
Mavericks, 108-99, on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Peja Stojakovic led all players with 24 points and added 10 boards for
Sacramento, which has dropped three of four since a five-game winning streak.
Mike Bibby chipped in 23 points and Brad Miller scored 11 with a game-high 17

Miller is averaging 13.3 rebounds over the last three games.

The Kings are 9-9 on the road this season.

On Monday, the Rockets were denied their fourth straight win when they were on
the wrong end of a 95-91 decision against the Miami Heat at American Airlines

Maurice Taylor paced Houston with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Cuttino Mobley had 14 points and Yao Ming chipped in 12 for the Rockets.
Yao was coming off a career-high, 37-point performance against Orlando on

The Rockets, who have won two straight and five of their last six at home, are
14-5 as the host this season.

Sacramento has won two straight over the Rockets and five of its last eight at