Sacramento (32-12) at Toronto (10-33)

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  • Game info: 12:30 pm EST Sun Jan 26, 2003
  • TV: FSBA, RAPT
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TORONTO (TICKER) —The Toronto Raptors will have Vince Carter back on the court Sunday when they host the Sacramento Kings, who complete a three-game road trip at Air Canada Centre.

Carter has not played since December 8, missing the last 23 games with a strained right knee. He was voted to the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year despite playing just 10 games this season.

The knee injury was the second significant setback of the season for Carter, who missed 11 games in November with a strained left quadriceps.

Carter is averaging a team-best 19.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this season. He was averaging 23 points per game over five contests before suffering his latest injury in practice.

The Raptors are just 4-6 with Carter in the lineup but are 6-27 without him. They have lost five consecutive games and 21 of their last 24.

Voshon Lenard scored 19 points and Jerome Williams added 14 and 14 rebounds in Toronto’s 101-98 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Coach Lenny Wilkens once again failed to record his 100th victory with the Raptors following Wednesday’s loss. He is trying to be the first coach to reach 100 wins with four different teams.

Sacramento fell to 1-1 on its road trip with a stunning 115-104 loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Chris Webber collected 32 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists as the Kings had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Peja Stojakovic scored 24 points and Mike Bibby added 18 for Sacramento, which has lost three of their last five road games to fall to 14-10 away from Arco Arena.

The Kings have won the last five meetings with the Raptors dating to January 6, 2000. They have swept the last two season series, winning each of their last two visits to Air Canada Centre.

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