A rugged West Coast swing for the Charlotte Hornets figured to have many challenges. That's when the Hornets visit the Sacramento Kings, which could become a bit more troublesome since the Kings broke a nine-game losing skid Friday night by winning at Detroit. Sacramento might have an extra dose of energy when playing its first home game since Feb. 18.
Charlotte Hornets (15-17, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (13-20, 13th in the Western Conference) Sacramento; Sunday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento takes on Charlotte looking to end its five-game home slide. The Kings have gone 7-11 in home games.
The skills challenge and 3-point shootout will take place before the March 7 All-Star Game, and the dunk competition will play out at halftime. The Rising Stars game, which generally showcases rookies and second-year players, will not be held. The league’s assistant coaches will still name the Rising Stars rosters Wednesday, and Wiseman will probably be among the 10 players from each the United States and international pools.