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Wednesday, November 13th (All times Eastern)

Brooklyn Nets (2-4) at Sacramento Kings (1-5), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets hope a trip west will help get this season on track, starting with Wednesday night when they visit Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings.

The Nets, a championship contender according to some before the season, have dropped two straight, including a 96-91 home setback Saturday night to the undefeated Indiana Pacers.

"We're playing three teams that play well at home. Sacramento, they're tough when they get going. Phoenix, Clippers - it will definitely be a big test for us," Paul Pierce told the team's website. But this is type of road trip that could turn things around for us."

That's what Brooklyn is hoping for. They are middle of the pack in scoring and defense and didn't play poorly against the Pacers save for the six turnovers in the fourth quarter.

"We took care of the ball pretty well until the fourth quarter," said Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd.

The Nets had 15 turnovers for the game and shot 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from long range. Indiana was better from beyond the arc as the Pacers shot 50 percent.

Deron Williams had 17 points and 10 assists in the loss. Joe Johnson also managed 17 points, followed by 16 from Brook Lopez and 15 from Paul Pierce. Andrei Kirilenko is expected to miss the game with back spasms.

The Kings have dropped five straight since opening the season with a victory over the Denver Nuggets. They are just 1-3 at home and have three straight in Sleep Train Arena following Wednesday.

Sacramento dropped both games of a home-and-home series with the Portland Trail Blazers, including a 96-85 home setback Saturday.

DeMarcus Cousins led the way for Sacramento on Saturday with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas (12) and Ben McLemore (13) were the only other double- digit scorers for the Kings.

McLemore has gone for double figures in three of his last four games.

"He's definitely one of the few bright spots in a very dismal 1-5 season," head coach Mike Malone said of McLemore. "I wanted to let him come into the games, relax, play against second-line guys. He's going to learn and grow a lot this year."

The Kings face Detroit, Memphis and Phoenix at home following the Brooklyn game.

The Nets have won three straight over the Kings, but are just 3-11 in their last 14 at Sacramento.

11/13 10:45:05 ET

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Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
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BRK 0
POR 0
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NYK 0
SAC 0
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OKC 92
MIN 84
 
Final
MEM 103
ORL 94
 
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NOP 99
PHI 74
 
3rd
UTA 51
BOS 60
 
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LAC
DEN
Final
AMER 66
ARMY 68
 
Final
OU 59
CLST 56
 
Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
PBY 54
HIGH 63
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
Final
DET 53
WRST 64
 
Final
NCAT 71
COPST 84
 
Final
SCST 65
HAMP 56
 
Final
COOK 42
HOW 45
 
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NWST 80
NICST 51
 
Final
NO 87
CARK 67
 
Final
CAMP 78
GWEBB 59
 
Final
FAM 65
MDES 72
 
Final
INCWORD 86
MCNST 84
 
Final
SAV 54
NORST 70
 
Final
ABCHRIST 63
SHSU 80
 
Final
LAM 65
STEPH 82
 
Final
SELA 61
TAMCC 70
 
Final
VALPO 73
UWMIL 48
 
2nd
ALAAM 70
ALCOR 58
 
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ALAST 45
SOUTH 47
 
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ARKPB 75
PVU 48
 
2nd
ISU 62
TEX 46
 
3rd
MVSU 64
TXSOU 64