Friday, August 28, 2015

Sixers try to end road skid vs. Kings

SACRAMENTO - After blowing an eight-point lead late in the fourth quarter against Denver on Thursday, the 76ers (26-42) will attempt to end their 15-game road losing streak against a Sacramento (25-45) team that, unfortunately for the Sixers, has been playing better lately.

Sixers try to end road skid vs. Kings

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Evan Turner (12) reacts after missing two free throws with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Denver Nuggets´ 101-100 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Evan Turner (12) reacts after missing two free throws with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Denver Nuggets' 101-100 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (David Zalubowski/AP)

SACRAMENTO - After blowing an eight-point lead late in the fourth quarter against Denver on Thursday, the 76ers (26-42)  will attempt to end their 15-game road losing streak against a Sacramento (25-45) team that, unfortunately for the Sixers, has been playing better lately.

Like the Sixers, Sacramento is out of the playoff race. However, the Kings are playing better than the 76ers, the lowest-scoring team (92.4) in the league coming into Sunday’s game.

“We’re really not focusing on the losing streak,” guard Jrue Holiday said at the Sixers morning shootaround at Sleep Train Arena. “No one discusses it. We’re concentrating on closing out games better.”

The Sixers have won just four of their last 19 games. They are just five road losses shy of matching their longest road losing streak in the last 25 years.

Meanwhile, the Kings, winners of six of their last 11 games, have been playing better. They will be looking to win their fifth game in their last six home games. And they are not nearly as offensively challenged as the Sixers. In their 16 games since the All-Star break the Kings have averaged 109 points per game.



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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