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Kings play the Celtics in cross-conference contest

March 6, 2019

Boston Celtics (38-26, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (32-31, ninth in the Western Conference)

Sacramento; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento and Boston face off in non-conference action.

The Kings have gone 20-13 in home games. Sacramento ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 25.6 assists per game, led by De’Aaron Fox averaging 7.2.

The Celtics have gone 14-16 away from home. Boston ranks sixth in the NBA in 3-point percentage, shooting 36.4 percent as a team from deep this season. Kyrie Irving leads them shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Buddy Hield leads the Kings scoring 21 points per game and averaging 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is shooting 51.3 percent and averaging 8.7 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

Al Horford leads the Celtics with 6.8 rebounds and averages 13.1 points. Irving has averaged 1.8 made 3-pointers and scored 17.2 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 3-7, averaging 108.1 points, 44.1 rebounds, 25 assists, eight steals and four blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

Kings: 4-6, averaging 114.9 points, 48.3 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting.

Kings Injuries: Marvin Bagley III: out (knee).

Celtics Injuries: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.