AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN (TICKER) —The Sacramento Kings seek a season-high seventh conscutive victory Sunday when they continue a six-game road trip against the Detroit Pistons in a matchup of division leaders.
Sacramento has won six straight games for the third time this season and is 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Portland in the Pacific Division. The Kings are within 2 1/2 games of Dallas for the top seed in the Western Conference.
The Kings began the trek with a 107-92 victory at Chicago on Saturday as Peja Stojakovic scored 24 of his 27 points in the second half. The Kings overcame an early 10-point deficit en route to their ninth straight win against an Eastern Conference opponent.
Detroit leads New Jersey, which is off Sunday, by one-half game in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference. It also is 3 1/2 games in front of second-place Indiana in the Central Division.
The Pistons had a three-game home winning streak snapped with Friday’s 94-91 setback to Phoenix.
Detroit, which has not lost consecutive home games all season was led by Chauncey Billups. Two nights after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer against Atlanta, he scored 23 points, but missed a 3-point attempt with about seven seconds left.
Chris Webber, a Detroit native, scored 19 points to lead Sacramento to its eighth straight win over the Pistons, an 81-75 home win on February 25.