Sacramento (14-6) at Milwaukee (6-12)

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  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Tue Dec 14, 2004
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The Sacramento Kings look for their fourth straight win at the Bradley Center when they conclude a three-game road trip against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Kings franchise is 17-42 all-time in Milwaukee, but has won its last three visits to the Bradley Center since a 112-109 loss on Feb. 6, 2001.

Sacramento opened its trip with a 113-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, snapping a five-game winning streak. The Kings, however, got back on the winning track the following night.

Chris Webber had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Mike Bibby added 21 points, and Brad Miller made four free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime Saturday as the Kings escaped with a 97-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Webber wasn’t anywhere near satisfied, though.

“They made us take quick shots and we played a little selfish at times,” Webber said. “But we have to play on a more consistent level to be as good as we want to be.”

Kings coach Rick Adelman also was critical of Sacramento’s sloppy play, which included a season-high 24 turnovers.

“We were terrible,” Adelman said. “I think it was a lack of concentration, and we were lucky enough to win down the stretch.”

Kings forward Peja Stojakovic did not play in overtime after bruising his right quad, but Adelman said it was just soreness and nothing serious.

The Bucks have lost five of their last seven games.

Michael Redd scored 28 points and Desmond Mason added 21 on Sunday for the Bucks, who shot 50 percent (18-of-36) in the first half but missed 30 of 47 shots in the final two quarters en route to a 107-101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

“We have to finish these games off,” Redd said. “It’s super frustrating. We’ve got to keep grinding. Eventually, we’ll get some wins.”

Bucks leading rebounder Keith Van Horn sat out his fifth straight game with right ankle tendinitis.

Following this contest, Sacramento begins a season high-tying five-game homestand Thursday at Arco Arena, where it is 9-1 this season. Milwaukee visits the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.

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