The Sacramento Kings closed out their five-game homestand with three straight victories. Now the Kings hit the road for six games looking for their first winning streak of at least four games in almost seven years.
Sacramento won five in a row from Jan. 31-Feb. 10, 2007. That was the last time the Kings strung at least four Ws together. They have a chance to do it Tuesday night, but they’ll have to do it at the home of the team with the best winning percentage in the NBA, the Indiana Pacers.
The Kings are 8-18 at Indiana since the franchise moved to Sacramento in 1985 and last won there on March 25, 2011. Last year’s game in Indianapolis went to the Pacers in double-overtime, 106-98, on Nov. 3, 2012. Tipoff from Bankers Life Fieldhouse is 4 p.m. Pacific. This is the first meeting between the teams this season; the Pacers come to Sleep Train Arena on Jan. 24.
There’s only one other Bay Area game on The Docket for Tuesday:
NHL: San Jose Sharks at Washington Capitals, 4 p.m.
The Sharks are 10-6 all-time at Washington and have won the last two times they’ve played at the Verizon Center. The teams didn’t meet last season, of course, because of the lockout, but San Jose posted a 5-3 win on Feb. 13, 2012, the last time the Sharks visited Washington. This is the first of two schedule meetings between the teams this season; the Caps are scheduled to come to San Jose March 22.
Kings at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Denver at Warriors, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State at Air Force, 6 p.m.
Washington State at Stanford, 7 p.m.
Washington at Cal, 8 p.m.