Wednesday , Nov , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin Martin is shining for Kings

(Sports Network) – Sacramento’s Kevin Martin is off to a surprising start
for the Kings, who have won four of their first six games in the new season.

The 23-year-old Martin leads the Kings in scoring (23.8 ppg). He has also
grabbed 4.8 rebounds and dished out 2.0 assists per game. The 6-7 Martin is
shooting and impressive 54.7 percent from the field. Last season, the
Grizzlies and Kings split four contests.

On Wednesday, the struggling Memphis Grizzlies wrap up a three-game road trip
when they visit the streaking Kings at ARCO Arena. Last season, the Grizzlies
and Kings split four contests. The Grizzlies have lost 16 in a row at
Sacramento and are 1-21 at the Kings all-time.

Sacramento will try and win its fourth straight game as it finishes a four-
game homestand against the Grizzlies. Martin scored 26 points to lead the
Kings over the Toronto Raptors, 107-92, on Sunday at ARCO Arena.

Ron Artest posted 23 points and 10 rebounds in the win for the Kings, while
Mike Bibby netted 21 and Shareef Abdur-Rahim finished with 18 points and seven
boards.

The Kings are 3-0 at home this season. They are scheduled to visit Baron Davis
and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday at ORACLE Arena.

SAC