The Kings will conclude their disappointing four-game east coast road trip tonight, when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers, who are hoping to improve their playoff positioning with a win over a struggling Sacramento team.
Sacramento dipped below .500 with yesterday’s 126-120 loss in Boston to the Celtics. They’ve gone just 3-7 in their last 10 contests. 33-34 overall, and fell even further behind the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference – now trailing the Clippers by five games.
A win over the Sixers tonight would give the Kings a 2-2 road trip.
Philadelphia (43-25) is locked into the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, trailing Indiana in third place by just a half game. That gives the Sixers extra incentive to defeat a struggling Kings team tonight and improve their impressive 28-9 record on the home court.
In their first matchup, the Kings beat the 76ers 115-108, but that was a team playing without the services of JJ Redick and happened in Feb. 2, before Philadelphia traded for Tobias Harris. Buddy Hield scored a game-high 34 points to lead Sacramento’s victory over Philly for the third straight time in the head-to-head series.
A win for the Kings today will mark just the fifth time in franchise history where Sacramento defeated Philadelphia in four straight games.
When: Friday, March 15th, 4:00pm PST
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Radio: KHTK 1140 AM