Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings: TV info, live stream, injury report

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The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings meet in a Martin Luther King Day matinee at Barclays Center in the 1st of their 2 matchups this season.

(UPDATED availability report, 1:37 p.m. Eastern) The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA over the last six weeks, winning 16 of their last 21 games. They host the Sacramento Kings on Monday at Barclays Center bringing in a three-game winning streak.

The Kings (24-22) have been hot of late as well, with four wins in their last five games.

The Nets (24-23) come in off the biggest come-from-behind win of the franchise’s Brooklyn era, a 117-115 road win Friday night over the Orlando Magic in which they trailed by 21 points.

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Sacramento erased a 14-point deficit Saturday night to pick up a 103-101 road win over the Detroit Pistons.

Brooklyn trailed 58-37 with 4:35 to go in the first half Friday before chipping away at the Orlando lead.

Spencer Dinwiddie‘s four-point play with 54.9 seconds remaining gave the Nets their first lead since it was 2-0 and D’Angelo Russell buried his eighth 3-pointer of the night with 27.1 seconds left to five the Nets the lead for good.

Russell led Brooklyn, equaling his career-high with 40 points to go with seven assists. Dinwiddie finished with 20 points. Jarrett Allen had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

At Detroit Saturday, the Kings fell behind by 14 points in the second quarter and were down by as much as 13 early in the fourth period before battling back.

Buddy Hield‘s 3-pointer with 1:11 left gave the Kings their first lead since the first quarter and after Blake Griffin gave Detroit the lead back with 55.8 seconds remaining, Hield won it for Sacramento on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Hield scored 35 points and had nine rebounds for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox added 14 points and 10 assists to beat a Detroit club that was missing All-Star center Andre Drummond, who was in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

Since entering the NBA as part of the merger with the ABA in 1976, the Nets are 38-49 against the Kings, but are 32-31 since the Kings left Kansas City for Sacramento in 1985.

The Kings have two five-game winning streaks that mark the longest in the series, the last coming when the club was in Kansas City from Dec. 15, 1982, to March 5, 1985. The Nets have won three in a row three different times, most recently from March 9, 2014, to Jan. 21, 2015.

The Kansas City Kings posted the highest-scoring game in the series in a 137-126 win at Piscataway on Dec. 29, 1978. The Nets set their scoring mark with a 132-102 win at East Rutherford on Nov. 14, 1993.

Sacramento owns the most lopsided win in the series, a 118-82 victory at East Rutherford on Jan. 9, 2003. The Nets largest win was a 117-83 triumph at East Rutherford on Feb. 4, 2002.

The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins set the individual mark for scoring with 40 points in a win at Sacramento on Nov. 13, 2015. The top game for the Nets was 39 points by Maurice Lucas in a Dec. 28, 1980, loss at Piscataway.

The Nets are 7-5 against the Kings since moving to Brooklyn in 2012. Sacramento’s current string of two straight wins last season (Dec. 20, 2017, and March 1) is their longest streak since the move.

The Nets scored the most points of the Brooklyn era in a 128-119 win at Barclays Center on Feb. 5, 2016. The Kings posted their best in a 122-105 win at Brooklyn on Nov. 27, 2016.

The top individual scoring performance for Brooklyn since the move came on March 9, 2014, when Marcus Thornton scored 27 points in a win at Barclays Center. Joe Johnson matched that in the Feb. 5, 2016, victory.

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Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny



Sacramento: No injuries to report

Brooklyn: OUT–Allen Crabbe (sore right knee), Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot), Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation), Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Last meeting

March 1 at Sacramento: De’Aaron Fox forced overtime for the Kings with a short floater with 0.4 second remaining in regulation and Sacramento took the lead for good when Bogdan Bogdanovic dropped in a runner with 1:06 to go in overtime.

DeMarre Carroll had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn, while Allen Crabbe finished with 20 points. Jarrett Allen went for 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks and D’Angelo Russell finished with 15 points and 11 assists.

Bogdanovic led the Kings with 23 points, while Fox added 21 to go with three blocks. Kosta Koufos finished with 11 rebounds and six assists and Willie Cauley-Stein went for 17 points and seven dimes.

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What’s next?

Sacramento: at Toronto, Tuesday; at Memphis, Friday; at LA Clippers, Sunday

Brooklyn: vs. Orlando, Wednesday; vs. New York, Friday; at Boston, Jan. 28