The Sacramento Kings managed to keep their momentum going when they headed out on the road, but history doesn't appear to be on their side as they try for a fourth consecutive victory.
To keep their win streak going, the Kings will have to snap a lengthy skid in Dallas on Monday night and deny the Mavericks a season high-tying third straight victory.
Sacramento (7-12) became the last Western Conference team to earn a road win Saturday despite the absence of starting guard Tyreke Evans. John Salmons had season highs of 19 points and 11 assists in a 99-80 victory over Portland and DeMarcus Cousins recorded his third straight double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
"It feels good," Salmons said. "Especially coming off two home wins, to go on the road and get that third win. Hopefully, we can continue doing that."
The turning point for the Kings, Salmons said, was a 116-81 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 1. Since then, the team is averaging 99....