The Kings opened with a 122-92 rout of Orlando on Friday before a 110-99 win over Chicago on Sunday improved them to 7-0 at home for the third straight season.
Sacramento opened the 2001-02 season with seven straight home wins before starting 13-0 at Arco Arena last season. The Kings are an NBA-best 140-30 at home since the start of the 1999-2000 season.
Peja Stojakovic had 21 points and Anthony Peeler scored a season-high 18 for the Kings, who outscored Chicago 58-25 in the second and third quarters to win their 23rd straight home game against an Eastern Conference opponent.
The Kings shot just 46.1 percent from the field but hit an impressive 52 percent from 3-point range (13-for-25) and had 31 assists to help them reach at least 110 points for the third straight game.
“They hit shots with hands in their face, people in their face, feet in their face,” Bulls forward Tyson Chandler said. “They made a lot of tough shots. They’re the best passing team, and tough to defend.”
Sacramento is averaging 114 points over the last four games and leads the NBA with a 105.3 average this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are the only other team in the league scoring 100 points or more with a 102.2 average.
The Kings—who won a season-high six straight three times last season— face their first significant challenge of the homestand on Friday against the Houston Rockets’ league-leading defense.
The Grizzlies could not take advantage of Shaquille O’Neal’s absence and lost for just the second time in six games, 121-89 to the Lakers on Sunday.
Memphis—which beat Los Angeles on Nov. 10 with O’Neal in the lineup—had a season-high 24 turnovers and allowed the Lakers to shoot 59.2 percent from the field.
“Where they hurt us, where no one has hurt us this year, was in transition,” Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown said.
Memphis fell to 1-1 on their current three-game road trip after opening with a 98-97 win at Seattle on Friday. The Grizzlies return home to face Minnesota on Friday before heading back out for another three-game road trip.
The Grizzlies have lost 17 of the last 18 meetings with the Kings, including their last 10 games at Arco Arena.
STANDINGS (through Nov. 23): Grizzlies - 7th place, 2 1/2 GB, Midwest Division. Kings - 2nd place, 1 1/2 GB, Pacific Division.
TEAM LEADERS: Grizzlies - Gasol, 16 ppg and 7.9 rpg; Williams, 7.3 apg. Kings - Stojakovic, 23.8 ppg; Miller, 10.2 rpg; Bibby, 6.5 apg.
2002-03 SEASON SERIES: Kings, 4-0.
LAST MEETING: Jan. 23; Kings, 104-98. At Memphis, Tenn., Chris Webber scored 26 points and Stojakovic added 22 as the Kings swept the season series for the second time in three years.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Grizzlies - 3-4 on the road; Kings - 7-0 at home.