Programming note: Kings-Hawks coverage starts today at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California and streaming live right here (territorial restrictions apply)
The Kings (21-40) will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak against the Hawks (49-13) at Philips Arena on Monday afternoon.
On Saturday, the Kings failed to win in Miami for the first time since 2001, falling in overtime to the Heat. Meanwhile, Atlanta lost in Philadelphia while resting three starters -- Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap.
Wins against the Hawks have been tough to come by for the Kings, who are now 1-3 on their current eight game road trip and 3-6 under coach George Karl.
Hawks by 11
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Jeff Teague vs. Ray McCallum/Andre Miller -- McCallum now has to deal with an Eastern Conference All-Star point guard in Teague, who has scored in double figures in 32 consecutive games.
1. 48 minutes –- Against one of the NBA’s best in their building, you must bring it.
2. 3-point line –- Sacramento must be all over Kyle Korver, who leads the NBA shooting 49 percent from downtown.
Atlanta has 37 games this season with 10-plus 3-pointers and the Kings need more performances like Saturday’s first half in Miami, when they went 8-for-12 from downtown.
3. Offensive execution –- Atlanta has held seven straight opponents under 100 points. Sacramento is 5-22 when scoring in double digits.
Kings -- C DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain) is probable. G Darren Collison (core muscle injury) and F Eric Moreland (left shoulder labral tear) are out.
Hawks -- C Pero Antic (left ankle sprain) is questionable and G Thabo Sefolosha (right calf strain) is out.
Monday represents the first of two meetings this season between the Kings and the Hawks. Sacramento has lost 12 straight games to Atlanta and last defeated the Hawks in Atlanta in 2006 and in Sacramento in 2008.
The Hawks swept last season’s series, 2-0 and lead the overall series 154-152 including 38-17 in the Sacramento era.
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“Break a losing streak against best team in the NBA -- easy assignment.” -- George Karl quipped Sunday on NBA-TV.