Kings, Nuggets clash in Denver
(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings try to get back on the winning track
when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.
Sacramento is No. 8 in the Western Conference playoff race and has a one-game
lead over the Utah Jazz, while Denver is the Northwest Division champs and
will be the third seed in the postseason.
The Kings suffered a bad loss on Tuesday at home. Raja Bell scored 25 points
to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 123-110 victory over Sacramento at ARCO Arena.
Brad Miller poured in 23 points and collected 10 boards in the loss to Phoenix
for Sacramento, which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Mike Bibby and
Ron Artest netted 23 apiece, while Bonzi Wells contributed 18 points and
Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 16 in defeat.
Sacramento is 16-24 on the road this season. After tonight’s contest, the
Kings return home to wrap up the regular season with games against the Hornets
The Nuggets will also try to rebound from a loss. On Wednesday, Carlos Boozer
netted 25 and grabbed 13 rebounds, as the Jazz defeated Denver, 104-83, at the
Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five
assists in the loss to Utah for the Nuggets, who had a three-game winning
streak halted. Linas Kleiza ended with 16 points in defeat.
Denver, which will host the Houston Rockets on Monday, is 26-13 at home this
Sacramento has won two of the three meetings between the squads this season.
The Kings have lost four straight after winning their last four at Denver.