The Kings are 4-1 over their previous five outings as they climb back into playoff contention. Sacramento is coming off a 118-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans that was punctuated by De’Aaron Fox’s dominant fourth quarter.
Fox scored 17 consecutive points over the final seven minutes and finished the game with 38 points and 12 dimes to lead the Kings to the victory.
Sacramento’s defense has been much improved during their recent stretch. The team is only giving up 107.8 points per game to opponents over their last five, 11.4 points less than their season average.
Veteran Harrison Barnes has also been a big reason why the Kings are on their current hot-streak. The 28-year-old is averaging 20.6 points per outing during this five-game stretch.
The Celtics got back on track after losing five out of their last seven by beating the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Boston struggled after dealing with injuries and several absences due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
When: Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. PT
How to watch/listen: NBC Sports California, KHTK Sports 1140 AM
Projected Starting Lineups:
Kings (9-11): De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes
Celtics (11-8): Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Tristan Thompson
Kings: DaQuan Jeffries (left ankle) — OUT
Celtics: Kemba Walker (injury management) — QUESTIONABLE; Romeo Langford (right wrist), Payton Pritchard (right MCL), Marcus Smart (left calf) — OUT
Enjoy the game!