Sacramento faces Oklahoma City, aims to stop 3-game slippage


Oklahoma City Thunder (12-20, 13th in Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (13-21, 12th in Western Conference)

Sacramento, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento is looking to end its three-game losing streak when the Kings face Oklahoma City.

The Kings are 9-15 in conference. Sacramento is 2-3 in games decided by 3 points or less.

The Thunder are 10-13 in Western Conference play. Oklahoma City is 3-12 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams face off for the second time this season. The Thunder won the last clash on November 13. Luguentz Dort scored 22 points to help the Thunder claim victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Buddy Hield averages 3.6 points at 3 points per game for the Kings, scoring 15.6 points while shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc. De’Aaron Fox has averaged 21 points and five assists in the last 10 games for Sacramento.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 22.4 points per game and averaging 4.8 rebounds for the Thunder. Dort are averaging 3.0 points scored at 3 points in the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-7, averaging 110.3 points, 43.1 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field . Their opponents average 118.3 points per game.

Thunder: 6-4, average 104.5 points, 46.5 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.4% from the field. Their opponents average 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Kings: Louis King: absent (health and safety protocols), Neemias Queta: absent (health and safety protocols), Alex Len: absent (health and safety protocols), Davion Mitchell: absent (health and safety protocols) ), Terence Davis II: outside (health protocol).

Thunder: Darius Bazley: outside (hygiene and safety protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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