Western Conference's Worst Visit the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center Tonight
Kevin Martin, the Sacramento Kings' only real baller.
An 0-20 record against the Eastern Conference, a 3-22 mark on the road, and more than 25 games out of first place in the Pacific Division.
Yeah, it's safe to say that the Sacramento Kings' season's pretty much over.
Though the Phoenix Suns have often struggled against weaker teams, Sacramento's a French pastry that the Phoenix Suns should demolish at US Airways Center tonight.
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In an earlier contest this season on November 14, the shorthanded Suns -- who were depleted that night on account of the suspensions of Steve Nash and Matt Barnes -- barely squeaked out a 97-95 overtime victory at Sacramento's Arco Arena. The Suns will be at full strength for tonight's game.
The one and basically only cat to watch out for is Kevin Martin. The 6-7 shooting guard's scoring 24 points per game while connecting on a very-impressive 40-percent of his three-point attempts. Martin missed the November 14 game with an injury, so this will be the first time that the Suns will square off against the vibrant scorer.
The remainder of the team's roster isn't going to show up on a marquee or be plugged on an ESPN commercial anytime soon. If you're not a regular follower of the NBA, the only dude you may know is center Brad Miller, the 10-year journeyman who leads the Kings in rebounds with eight each contest. Other than that, the remaining starters are the Slovenia-born point guard Beno Udrih, small forward John Salmons (19 points per game), and power forward Jason Thompson, a rookie from Rider University who's averaging 16 points and 9 boards in his past four games.
Tip-off's at 7 p.m. Go to www.suns.com. Local TV: FSN AZ. Radio: KTAR 620-AM.
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