Not a lot of time today for a preview, however, the Rockets host the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30PM CST.
Sacramento Kings: 23-27 (7-17 on the road), 5-5 in their last 10
Houston Rockets: 31-20 (15-9 at home), 9-1 in their last 10
The Kings 7 road wins came against Philly by 8 and was their first on December 28th, New Jersey by 5, Milwaukee by 13, New York by 10, Detroit by 7, Indiana by 6, and Seattle by 2. After starting the season 0-9, they have been 7-7 on the road. Only one of those wins was significant, and they have actually beaten Detroit in both games. I'm chalking that up to a matchup issue, or much like the Rockets against Philly, a sheer fluke.
They have lost 3 of their last 4 with the losses being to Seattle, Golden State and Memphis. Somehow they beat Utah in that stretch.
I really have no idea what to think of this team. Last night they lost by 13 at Memphis and have to fly into Houston today to play the Rockets. 6 Grizzlies scored in double figures as they shot 50% as a team for the game. I obviously didn't watch it so I don't know if Memphis just got hot or if the Kings simply played no defense.
My prediction? Win 8 of 10 in a row. 10 in a row. 10 in a row. 10 in a row...
SactownRoyalty has a Kings perpective. Proving once again, there are some great NBA blogs out there. We are trying to catchup! Maybe by the end of the season we will figure out how to be completely worthwhile and not just partially so.
I do have to tell the guys over there that as far as this:
One trade that I'd have to think would make Geoff Petrie do back flips: Artest for Brooks, the expiring contract of Steve Francis ($2.4 million) and rookie forward Luis Scola ($2.9 million and signed through 2010).
There is not a chance in hell that we would trade Brooks and Scola right now.