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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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