Kings resume road swing in Jersey
(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings resume a five-game road trip tonight
against the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena.
The Kings are 2-1 on the trip after defeating Cleveland and Atlanta, but
dropped a 117-107 decision to the Washington Wizards on Sunday.
Ron Artest had 30 points and Kevin Martin added 20 and seven rebounds for the
Kings, who had a three-game overall winning streak halted. Brad Miller
contributed 18 points and Mike Bibby netted 16 points in the loss.
Miller was recently named to compete for a spot on the 2006 World
Championships and 2008 Olympic team for the United States.
Sacramento, which has a solid shot for the eighth and final playoff spot in
the Western Conference, wraps up its five-game road trip at Milwaukee on
The Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 9-20 as the guest this
Meanwhile, the Nets will conclude a brief two-game homestand versus the Kings.
On Sunday versus Toronto, former Raptor and current NJ star Vince Carter lit
up his old club for 31 points in a 105-100 overtime triumph. Richard Jefferson
scored 30 points for New Jersey, which ended a three-game losing streak.
The third-seeded Nets, who have a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia in the
Atlantic Division, are 15-2 in their last 17 home games and 19-8 as the host
Monday’s game is the second final meeting of the season between Sacramento and
New Jersey. In the first matchup on November 23, Miller had 20 points, 10
assists and seven rebounds to lead Sacramento to a 114-105 win at ARCO Arena.
The Kings have won two of the last three and five of seven against New Jersey,
but have lost their last two trips to the Meadowlands.