Preview: Kings (13-17) vs 76ers (7-22)
Riding the high of a three-game win streak, the Sacramento Kings have been on a roll as of late. They look to continue their success tonight as they host the Philadelphia 76ers.
A major reason for Sacramento’s recent victory streak has been the play of their reserves. Shooting exactly 60 percent and averaging 16.7 points over his previous three contests, Ty Lawson has led the charge for Sacramento. He’s served as a change-of-pace asset for the Kings off their bench and played particularly well in the fourth quarter of recent games.
The Sixers enter Sacramento, meanwhile, on a two-game losing streak. With a young roster, Philadelphia has shown flashes of their potential at times throughout the season.
Playing in his first NBA campaign, Joel Embiid has been the player to watch for the 76ers. Despite a minutes restriction, the rookie big man has turned heads across the League and has averaged 18.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in less than 25 minutes per outing.
All eyes will be on the battle between Embiid and DeMarcus Cousins. Over the course of the Kings three-game win streak, the All-Star big man has been practically unstoppable. He’s averaged 36 points per contest while shooting better than 50 percent from three-point distance. The rookie out of Kansas will have his hands full with Cousins tonight.
Did You Know?
With an average player age of 24.6, the Philadelphia 76ers are youngest team in the NBA this season.
The game will be streamed online at Comcast SportsNet California. Fans can also tune into the action on Sports 1140 KHTK Radio and the Sacramento Kings + Golden 1 Center App. Follow Kings.com with live updates and postgame content on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.