The Washington Wizards are still winless on the road after dropping a 115-108 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Tonight, however, the Wizards have their best shot of snapping that streak, as they take on the lowly Sacramento Kings at 10 p.m.
The Kings are just 4-15 on the season and have lost eight in a row and 14 of their last 15. They have a lot of talent, but the pieces are not fitting together. Star second-year guard Tyreke Evans is struggling, and to make matters worse, he's playing through plantar fasciitis on his foot. Rookie DeMarcus Cousins has been demonstrative off the court, and the rest of the rotation is very unsettled. Coach Paul Westphal keeps tinkering with the starting lineup, but that hasn't inspired his team to give a good effort.
This game marks the reunion of John Wall with Cousins, his college teammate. The two of them were joking around before the game, per Michael Lee of the Washington Post. t remains unclear whether Andray Blatche will play after he missed last night's game with a hip injury. In his absence, young big men Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin stepped up and provided the Wizards with some good minutes.