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Tuesday, March 18th (All times Eastern)

Washington Wizards (35-31) at Sacramento Kings (23-44), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Wizards will try to improve their playoff positioning when they venture out west to open a four-game road trip Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings.

The Wizards are slated to visit Portland, Los Angeles (Lakers) and Denver on the upcoming swing and have an 18-15 road mark. They are 15-7 in the last 22 road games and averaging 102.8 points over that stretch.

Washington is coming off Saturday's 101-94 victory versus the Brooklyn Nets, as John Wall pumped in 33 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Drew Gooden added 21 off the bench.

"Once I see a couple going in I feel like I can't miss," Gooden said. "Tonight the ball was definitely on my side and it dropped for me tonight."

Bradley Beal scored 15 points for the Wizards, winners in 10 of the last 13 games. Beal is averaging 19.6 points in his last seven games.

The Wizards are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, just 2 1/2 games behind Toronto for the third spot and 1 1/2 games in back of Chicago. Brooklyn is just a half-game behind the Wizards at No. 6.

Sacramento is back home after a seven-game, 12-day road trip and dropped a 104-102 decision at Minnesota on Sunday. Kevin Martin scored a game-high 31 points and Kevin Love added 26 to lead the T'Wolves.

DeMarcus Cousins did not play for the Kings because of a balky knee and is questionable Tuesday. He has scored 20 or more points in six of his last eight games played. Cousins has recorded a double-double in seven of the previous nine contests.

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and Derrick Williams 26 to go along with 11 rebounds off the bench for the Kings, losers in two straight and eight of 11 games. The Kings went 2-5 on the road trip and averaged just 97.9 ppg on the journey. They allowed 100.0 ppg on defense.

"Another tough road loss," said Sacramento head coach Mike Malone. "I was really hoping we'd pull this one out. We gave ourselves a chance."

Rudy Gay scored 14 points in the loss. He is averaging 20.4 points since coming over via trade with Toronto in December.

The Kings, who will also host San Antonio, Milwaukee and New York on the upcoming homestand and have a 13-19 mark as the host, have turned the ball over 16 or more times in eight of the last nine contests and opposing teams are scoring 103.5 points against them.

Sacramento suffered a 93-84 loss in Washington on Feb. 9. Thomas scored 30 points in that one and Nene led the Wizards with 18 points. The Kings had won the previous three meetings between the teams and are unbeaten in the past three matchups in California's capital.

Washington is just 4-10 in the last 14 games at Sacramento.

03/18 10:24:15 ET

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ECU 56
TEMPL 70
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NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
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DET 4
ATL 6
 
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TAM 2
BAL 3
 
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PIT 1
NYY 2
 
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HOU 6
PHI 3
 
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MIA 1
STL 4
 
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SFG 8
CHC 6
 
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CIN 3
CLE 9
 
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CWS 1
LOS 6
 
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ANA 3
MIL 2
 
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CHC 2
OAK 2
 
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SEA 9
SDP 4
 
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KAN 5
TEX 4
 
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ARI 4
COL 3
 
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WAS 5
NYM 4
 
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MIN 9
BOS 8
 
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BAL 5
TOR 0
 
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CHI 108
OKC 105
2nd
POR 21
DAL 23
 
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MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
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SIENA 71
NIAG 54
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LEH 62
AMER 68
 
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SCAR 74
ARK 78
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LAF 89
BU 64
 
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PETE 63
FAIR 33
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BUCK 90
HC 83
 
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UNF 71
LIP 57
 
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TENNM 65
MORE 76
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COL 72
NAVY 62
 
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ECU 56
TEMPL 70
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FATL 62
UAB 59
 
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FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
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CHAR 84
WKENT 88
 
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MINN 63
WISC 76
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MIZST 48
SILL 55
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COPST 92
DELST 104
 
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FIU 59
MTST 54
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HAMP 69
NORST 80
 
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NCCU 69
NCAT 58
 
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COOK 72
SCST 62
 
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APP 67
TXST 64
 
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GSOUT 76
TXARL 64
 
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LAMON 50
UGST 58
 
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ODU 67
MARS 50
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TXSA 74
RICE 76
 
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FAM 64
SAV 57
 
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LATU 72
SMISS 61
 
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JST 72
ALAAM 54
 
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GRAM 46
ALAST 70
 
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TXSOU 94
ALCOR 73
 
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NICST 77
CARK 70
 
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TAMCC 85
HOUB 72
 
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NARZ 58
PORST 51
 
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LAM 61
SHSU 67
 
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ARKST 76
SALA 81
 
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PVU 73
SOUTH 77
 
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LALAF 75
ARKLR 69
 
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NO 85
SELA 79
 
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INCWORD 64
ABCHRIST 52
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
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ARZ 99
CAL 60
 
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WASH 47
COL 64
 
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WEBER 74
IDAHO 63
 
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UCONN 53
MEM 54
 
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UTEP 83
UNT 60
 
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STEPH 92
NWST 66
 
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SUTAH 69
SACST 65
 
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DAVID 82
VCU 55
 
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IDST 81
EWASH 85
 
2nd
QUIN 69
MAR 76
 
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BEL 97
EILL 64
 
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DRAK 43
BRAD 40
 
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LBSU 32
CSNO 28
 
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UCI 35
CSFU 26
 
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UCD 29
UCR 39
 
11:00pm Tonight
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STAN
1st
WASU 2
UTAH 0
 
Final
BOS 3
CAL 4
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WAS 1
MIN 2
Final
PHI 3
STL 1
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FLA 3
DAL 4
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TAM 4
TOR 2
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NAS 3
NYI 4
3rd
ARI 2
VAN 0
 
1st Intermission
LOS 2
MON 0