SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —The Detroit Pistons hope to avoid their first four-game losing streak of the season when they continue their five-game western road trip against the Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena on Tuesday.
The Pistons opened their road trip with an 86-79 loss at Seattle on Monday, giving them three straight losses for the second time this season. Detroit also lost three in a row from November 30-December 7.
Detroit has not dropped four straight games since a seven-game skid from December 12-28, 2001.
The Pistons are tied with Indiana atop the Central Division. The teams are one-half game ahead of New Jersey for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Sacramento has won its last three games, including a 99-92 triumph over New York on Saturday that improved its record to 5-1 on its season-high seven-game homestand.
Chris Webber, who had missed 10 games with a badly sprained left ankle, collected 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his return.
Mike Bibby added 15 points and Jim Jackson 14 for the Kings, who had seven players reach double figures en route to their 23rd victory in 28 home games. Sacramento is 11-0 at home against teams from the Eastern Conference.
The Kings have won seven in a row over the Pistons since a 111-85 loss in Detroit on February 23, 1998.
Sacramento has won the last five meetings at home.