Home sweet home. Pretty even matchup between a pair of pleasant surprises... until you check out the home/road splits. The Kings are turning ARCO back into a place-to-be at 10-3, but outside of Sactown is where struggles happen. They are 1-11 on the road this season, the second worst away record in the NBA, "better "only than the 1-16 Nets.
The Bucks (9-4 home, 2-9 road) are similarly happy-at-home and hapless-on-the-road, and that plays into their advantage tonight in Milwaukee.
Not only that, but... The Kings just suffered a bad loss to the Timberwolves last night, Tom Ziller take it from here:
Just a brutal, brutal affair. In some losses, the Kings have had multiple runs at the lead -- like a half dozen, in the case of the second Spurs defeat. The Kings had negative two runs Friday night. I don't know how that happened, but it did. Tyreke Evans had his worst game in ages (despite eight assists, would have been more if the team had shot better than 43 percent from the field), Donte Greene didn't score a point in 18 minutes, Kenny Thomas didn't score a point in 20 minutes, Spencer Hawes had zero defensive rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench, the team shot 4-27 from three against a dreadful defensive club, and the team gave up 112 points in 106 possessions to the league's third worst offensive oufit. BRUTAL.
Sactown Royalty is pretty much it.
Jennings/Evans. Both coming off rather miserable shooting nights (Evans 4-12 and Jennings 5-21), nevertheless the two best rookies of them all. Should be fun.