banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, March 12th (All times Eastern)

Sacramento Kings (22-42) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-48), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers will try to snap a 17-game losing streak Wednesday night when they welcome the Sacramento Kings to the Wells Fargo Center.

The Sixers haven't won since Jan. 29 in Boston and dropped 13 in a row as the host. It's the longest losing streak for the franchise since a 20-game slide during the 1972-73 season.

Eight of their last nine losses came by double figures, including Monday's 123-110 setback to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

The Sixers battled on Monday, but ultimately fell again.

Philadelphia led 79-78 following a hook shot from Thaddeus Young with just under four minutes left in the third quarter, but that would be the last time the Sixers owned an advantage. New York proceeded to bridge the third and fourth quarters with a 26-8 run that J.R. Smith capped with a 3-pointer to give the Knicks a 104-87 lead.

New York led by as many as 21 in the final frame before the Sixers whittled it to as little as 12 in the closing minutes.

"What you saw tonight reflects our group," said Philadelphia coach Brett Brown. "For a majority of the game, they played well."

There was a bright spot for the Sixers in the loss, though, as Michael Carter- Williams became the first rookie in franchise history to record two triple- doubles in a season after amassing 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the loss.

Tony Wroten also scored 23 points in the setback, while Young and James Anderson netted 18 and 17 points, respectively.

The Sixers begin a three-game homestand and will host the Indiana Pacers on Friday and Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

The Kings are on game five of a seven-game road trip and the results have not been good. Sacramento is 1-3 thus far with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks and losses to the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons.

The setback to the Pistons came on Tuesday night. Sacramento fell, 99-89, and it was the third consecutive game the Kings failed to crack the 90-point plateau.

Rudy Gay paced the Kings with 20 points, Isaiah Thomas chipped in 19 points and eight assists and DeMarcus Cousins stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, 14 boards and six blocks.

"Just a lot of small mistakes that we continued to do throughout the game," said Cousins. "Tough night for us."

The Sixers have won four straight over the Kings and 10 of the last 11 meetings. The Kings have dropped two in a row and four of five in Philadelphia.

03/12 10:20:23 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Baltimore at New Orleans

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Wednesday at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
ORL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
POR
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
PHO
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
NYK
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
IND
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
2nd
FRES 52
EVAN 58
 
2nd
KYST 83
PURD 74
 
Half
LSU 31
CLEM 30
 
4:00pm Today
ALCOR
DILL
 
1st
CHIST 3
UGST 13
 
1st
DET 9
MDES 11
 
5:00pm Tonight
ARZ
MIZZ
5:30pm Tonight
INDST
PEAY
6:00pm Tonight
FLGC
MAR
6:00pm Tonight
LALAF
UWMIL
6:30pm Tonight
ODU
GWEBB
7:00pm Tonight
MD
ARST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BUCK
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
WINT
ETST
 
7:00pm Tonight
GSOUT
FIU
7:00pm Tonight
BST
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
APP
HAMP
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAST
JVU
 
7:00pm Tonight
XAV
MURST
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
NICST
 
7:00pm Tonight
MSU
SCU
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
SAV
7:00pm Tonight
TENT
SELA
 
7:00pm Tonight
VCU
VILL
7:00pm Tonight
OU
WCU
7:30pm Tonight
IND
EWASH
8:00pm Tonight
ILL
BRO
8:00pm Tonight
MSST
CLAYST
 
8:00pm Tonight
BEL
LIP
 
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
IOWA
PEPP
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
PVU
 
8:00pm Tonight
KU
RIDE
8:00pm Tonight
BAY
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
INCWORD
A
 
8:30pm Tonight
USF
HAW
8:30pm Tonight
OKST
ORST
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
YALE
 
9:00pm Tonight
CHAM
PITT
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
SHU
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
STET
 
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
ALA
9:30pm Tonight
SDKST
CHADRON
 
9:30pm Tonight
NCOL
CCHR
 
9:30pm Tonight
OREG
MICH
10:00pm Tonight
SDU
WMICH
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
SIUE
11:00pm Tonight
AUB
TULSA
11:30pm Tonight
SDST
BYU
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
PHI
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
PIT
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
DET
OTT
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
NYJ
8:30pm Tonight
NOS
BAL