Kings try to find their game against Sonics
(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings try to put the brakes on a season-long
five-game losing streak, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 20th,
Nick Collison hit a late jumper and Seattle connected on three of its four
free throws down the stretch, as the SuperSonics got by the Kings, 106-104, at
A road game could be just what the doctor ordered for the Kings, who are fresh
off of going a dismal 0-4 on a homestand. On Thursday, Tracy McGrady scored 28
points and fellow All-Star Yao Ming recorded 21 points and nine rebounds to
lead the Houston Rockets over the Kings, 106-95, at ARCO Arena.
Mike Bibby scored 24 points and dished out six assists in the loss to Houston
for the Kings, who blew a 14-point third-quarter lead and lost their seventh
contest in their last 10 games. Brad Miller added 21 points and eight rebounds
for Sacramento, which scored just 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Sacramento is just 1-5 on the road this season. The Kings have lost three in a
row as the visitor.
The Sonics start a three-game homestand this evening. On Friday, Rashard Lewis
had 26 points and fellow All-Star Ray Allen added 19 points to lead Seattle
over the Utah Jazz, 106-90, at the Delta Center.
Vladimir Radmanovic recorded 17 points and Luke Ridnour had 16 points, seven
rebounds and seven assists in the win over Utah for the Sonics, who have won
four of their last five contests overall.
Seattle, which will also host Golden State and Houston on the current
homestand, is 6-4 at home this season.
The SuperSonics have won four of five and five of the last nine meetings in
this series. Sacramento has lost three straight and four of its last five at