Sacramento takes on Philadelphia on 5-game slide
Sacramento Kings (18-32, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (29-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento aims to stop its five-game losing streak with a victory over Philadelphia.
The 76ers are 12-10 on their home court. Philadelphia scores 107.7 points while outscoring opponents by 2.4 points per game.
The Kings have gone 6-16 away from home. Sacramento is eighth in the Western Conference scoring 109.7 points per game and is shooting 45.3%.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The 76ers won the last meeting 102-94 on Nov. 23. Tyrese Maxey scored 24 points points to help lead the 76ers to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Maxey is averaging 16.5 points and 4.6 assists for the 76ers. Joel Embiid is averaging 34.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while shooting 54.7% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.
De’Aaron Fox is shooting 45.8% and averaging 21.0 points for the Kings. Harrison Barnes is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 108.8 points, 42.5 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.9 points per game.
Kings: 2-8, averaging 110.7 points, 44.1 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.6 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Shake Milton: out (back).
Kings: Terence Davis: day to day (wrist), De’Aaron Fox: day to day (ankle), Chimezie Metu: day to day (knee).