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Streaking into the Break? Kings @ Pistons [Game Thread]

Game Tips at 7:30 pm ET

Detroit Pistons 18-32 (12-14 home)

Sacramento Kings 17-34 (4-22 road)

Oppo Research

There are only a few teams in the NBA who sport a road record worse than the Pistons -- one being the Sacramento Kings.

The Kings enter tonight's game having won just two games in the past month -- the Knicks and the Warriors. If the Pistons want to enter the All-Star break with a three-game winning streak, their schedule couldn't have handed them a much more favorable opponent.

Kings are led by rookie of the year candidate, Tyreke Evans, and sixth-year shooting guard, Kevin Martin -- who will be playing in only his 20th game of the season tonight.

Sac boasts an up-tempo game, contrary to what the Pistons are accustomed to playing. Added bad news for the Pistons and their suspect perimeter defense is that the Kings love chucking up the long ball, as they are averaging 18+ per game this season at a respectable 35% clip.

The Kings have scored 100+ points in their last five games, but the good news is they have allowed 110+ points to their opponents. Pistons have scored 100+ points just six times all season.

Keys for Detroit

Ball movement -- The Pistons win more than they lose when they rack up 20+ assists. It's science.

Charlie V -- Score. Be useful.

Fill in the rest in the comments.

Question of the Game

Will we make it three in a row before ASW?

Valuable Links

Z Ziller's blog Sactown Royalty. Peep it.