Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn Nets (12-18, 12th in the Western Conference) (20-12, second in the Eastern Conference)
Brooklyn; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, EST
As winners of six straight games, Brooklyn comes into a matchup against Sacramento.
In home matches, the Nets went 11-5. With 26.8 assists per game, led by James Harden, Brooklyn ranks fourth in the NBA with an average of 11.4.
On the lane, the Kings are 5-7. Sacramento has a 4-2 record in one-possession games.
This season, the teams are competing for the second time. On Feb. 15, the Nets dominated the last meeting 136-125. To help lead Brooklyn to the victory, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points.
Harden scored 24.9 points per game and the Nets averaged 8.3 rebounds. Irving has 22.3 points and 3.6 rebounds on average while shooting 42.0 percent for Brooklyn over the last 10 games.
For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox is averaging 22.3 points and 7.1 assists. In the last 10 games for Sacramento, Buddy Hield has averaged three 3-pointers and scored 15.2 points.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Nets: 7-3, 118.3 points on average, 39.4 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.8% off the field. Their opponents, on 49.3 percent shooting, averaged 115.5 points.
Kings: 3-7, 114.5 points on average, 42.4 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% off the field. Their opponents, on 50.3 percent shooting, averaged 120.5 points.
Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie: out for the season (acl), Iman Shumpert: out (hamstring on the left), Tyler Johnson: out (hamstring on the left), Kevin Durant: out (hamstring on the left) (hamstring).
Kings: Chimezie Metu: out (wrist), Richaun Holmes: day to day (knee), Harrison Barnes: day to day (knee), Glenn Robinson III: out (knee) (foot).