Kings-Heat Preview

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The Sacramento Kings will try to slow down the league's top shooting team when they take on the Miami Heat (51.4% FG) at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings come into the game with an 8-19 record and haven't been able to win consistently. As for the Heat, they are considered an early favorite for the championship, entering with a record of 22-6. They have been hot as of late, winning eight out of their last 10. This game is scheduled to start at 10:00 pm EST and SunSports and News10 will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Kings are regrouping after their loss to the Pelicans, 113-100. Despite the loss, DeMarcus Cousins earned his 15th double-double of the year. He recorded 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings. Meanwhile, the Heat are coming off a win against the Lakers, 101-95. Dwyane Wade led the game in scoring by recording 23 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Heat taking the first game, 122-103. In the loss, DeMarcus Cousins led all scorers with 27 points.

When considering eFG%, Miami figures to have a substantial advantage on the offensive end. They rank first in the NBA in that category at 56.8%, whereas Sacramento's porous eFG% defense ranks 29th with opponents connecting at a clip of 53.0%.