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Sacramento Kings Team Report – February 22

=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – February 22 ===

(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings try to halt a two-game losing
streak, as they welcome Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday to ARCO Arena. It will be the
second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On January 7th, the
Kings defeated the Hawks, 100-97, at Philips Arena.

The Kings have won three straight and seven of the last eight meetings in this
series. Atlanta has lost four straight after winning its last four at

In its last game before the All-Star break, Sacramento was defeated by the New
Jersey Nets, 96-85, on February 16th at the Meadowlands. Mike Bibby registered
a game-high 25 points for the Kings, who lost for the sixth time in seven

Cuttino Mobley finished with 16 points in the setback and Chris Webber chipped
in 12 points and 10 boards for the Kings, who finished 1-2 on a three-game
road trip.

Sacramento, which is 21-4 when it allows under 100 points this season, is 11-4
in Tuesday games. The Kings are in second place in the Pacific Division, 7 1/2
games behind the surprising Phoenix Suns.

The Kings are a solid 19-8 at ARCO Arena this season. Sacramento has lost two
straight at home.

Webber leads Sacramento in scoring (21.1 ppg) and rebounding (9.8 rpg), while
Bibby is averaging a team-high 6.2 assists per game.

After Tuesday’s game, Sacramento will embark on a season-high six-game road
trip. The Kings will visit the Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers,
Washington Wizards, Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.

The Kings’ road swing begins on Thursday at Dallas and is followed by back-to-
back games on Saturday and Sunday against the Sixers and Wizards. Sacramento
is 0-2 against Dallas and 1-0 versus Washington this season. The Kings will
play Philadelphia for the first time, as the teams will meet for the final
time in the 2004-05 campaign on March 28th at ARCO Arena.