A matchup with the Denver Nuggets could help the Sacramento Kings remember how good it feels to be dominant at home. After a rare loss at Arco Arena, the Kings look to bounce back against a Nuggets team they’ve dominated at home.
Sacramento, which has the NBA’s best home record at 22-4, lost 102-94 to San Antonio, marking its third straight loss to the Spurs at Arco. San Antonio was the only NBA team to win twice at Sacramento last season.
The Kings now look to extend a 14-game home winning streak against the Nuggets. Denver’s last win at Sacramento came on Jan. 7, 1997, a 109-96 decision. The Kings have won nine of the last 10 contests between the teams overall.
Sacramento, which leads the NBA with 104.7 points per game, was held to 37 percent shooting (30-of-81) against the Spurs as it had a five-game winning streak snapped.
“I told the team after the game, ‘You have got to learn from wins and losses, and this loss is a really good lesson for us,”’ Kings coach Rick Adelman said.
Peja Stojakovic shot 6-of-18 and scored 20 points for Sacramento. Stojakovic is averaging 25 points in his last three games.
Denver had a three-game winning streak snapped in Friday’s 96-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Rookie Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points to lead Denver, marking the sixth time in seven games he has scored at least 20.
Marcus Camby had eight points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for Denver after missing most of the second half of Monday’s win over Portland with a bruised left shoulder.