Programming note: Kings-Spurs coverage starts today at 5 p.m. with Kings Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California, and streaming live right here (territory restrictions apply).
The Kings (21-37) visit the Spurs (36-23) in the second of a back-to-back after a blowout win against the Knicks on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The tough turnaround in San Antonio, due to the postponement of the game in New York due to inclement weather on Jan. 26, represents an opportunity for Sacramento to win two consecutive games for the first time since November.
The Kings are 3-3 since George Karl took over and face a well rested San Antonio team that hasn’t played since Saturday’s 101-74 win in Phoenix.
Wednesday’s tilt at the AT&T Center is Game 2 of Sacramento’s eight-game road trip.
Spurs by 10
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Tony Parker vs Ray McCallum/Andre Miller -- In the Spurs' two wins against the Kings this season, Parker has scored 27 and 19 points, respectively. In Sacramento’s sole win over San Antonio, the Kings held the Spurs point guard to 11 points.
1. No katzenjammer –- Sacramento cannot afford any hint of a hangover from the taxing turnaround from NYC to San Antonio.
2. Keep Parker in check –- The Kings must not allow Tony Parker to go off.
3. Systemic production & cohesion –- Sacramento must carry over their good "O" -- 26 assists on 41 field goals in NYC and good "D" -- holding the Knicks to 86 points to San Antonio.
Bench production is also paramount from Derrick Williams, Omri Casspi, Andre Miller and the rest of Sacramento’s reserves.
Kings -- G Darren Collison (right hip flexor strain) and F Eric Moreland (left shoulder labral tear) are out.
Spurs -- None to report.
The Kings and Spurs meet for the fourth and final time this season on Wednesday. San Antonio holds a 2-1 advantage this campaign and swept the season series last year (3-0).
The Spurs lead the overall series 108-55 including 80-39 in the Sacramento era.
“I love Andre. I think he’s a masterful winner. One of the great passers of all time. He has no points and I think is a big factor in the game tonight. I think Cous is the same way. Cous has an incredible game with 10 shots mostly because of giving the ball to the open man.” -- Kings coach George Karl after Tuesday’s win over the Knicks
Watch Insider Bill Herenda tonight offer up “Herenda’s Agenda” on Kings Pregame Live at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California.