Brooklyn has gone farther backward since their last matchup with Sacramento, having lost five straight and 10 of 11 following Wednesday's 114-100 defeat to Indiana for its 16th loss in its last 18 at Barclays Center.
The Nets' glaring lack of depth was even more evident against the Pacers, who finished with a 58-16 advantage in bench points.
"It's the same old story. We've got to find some other guys to join the fray," said interim coach Tony Brown, who fell to 2-11 since replacing the fired Lionel Hollins on Jan. 10. "Our starters played relatively big minutes but we just didn't have any rhythm coming off our bench."
The Kings have received considerably better production from their reserves, as Darren Collison is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 55.6 percent over a three-game stretch and Omri Casspi ranks among the league leaders with a 44.0 percentage on 3s.
Sacramento also figures to have an advantage inside, as it's second in the NBA in points in the paint (48.9 per game) and Brooklyn is allowing an average of 49.2 during Brown's tenure.
The Nets have had the greater recent success in the series, however, having won six of eight meetings. The Kings are 0-3 at Barclays Center and have lost six straight on the road to the Nets since a 106-101 victory in New Jersey on Dec. 18, 2007. >> Read more…