Clippers, Kings meet at ARCO Arena
(Sports Network) – Pacific Division rivals square off tonight, as the
Sacramento Kings host the struggling Los Angeles Clippers at ARCO Arena.
Sacramento has won 13 straight and 18 of the last 19 meetings in this series.
The last time the Clippers defeated the Kings was on January 18, 2003 at home.
The Clippers have lost 16 straight at Sacramento. The Clippers last win over
the Kings on the road was on November 7, 1997.
The Kings enter tonight’s contest on a two-game winning streak. On Saturday,
Kevin Martin poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Sacramento over the
Portland Trail Blazers, 105-85, at ARCO Arena.
Mike Bibby scored 20 points in the win over Portland for the Kings, while
Shareef Abdur-Rahim finished with 13 points for Sacramento, which has captured
six of its last nine outings.
Sacramento is 5-2 at home this season. After tonight’s contest. the Kings hit
the road for a pair of contests against Dallas and San Antonio. They will
visit the Mavericks on Friday and the Spurs on Saturday.
Los Angeles has dropped four straight games and plays the finale of a three-
game road trip. On Sunday, Carmelo Anthony poured in 33 points, pulled down
five rebounds and dished out six assists as the Denver Nuggets knocked off the
Clippers, 103-88, at the Pepsi Center.
Corey Maggette paced for the slumping Clippers, who have yet to win on the
road this season, with 22 points and 12 rebounds. All-Star Elton Brand tallied
16 points and nine rebounds, while Cuttino Mobley netted 13 in the loss to the
The Clippers are 0-5 on the road this season. They return home to host Memphis
on Wednesday, the Lakers on Saturday, Orlando on Sunday and Miami on December