Two down, two to go. The Kings continue their four-game road swing Saturday in Indiana against the Pacers. They'll look to improve to 3-0 on the trip, and push their winning streak to four games.
The Kings' starting backcourt of De'Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield went off Friday night against the Cavaliers, combining to score 55 points on 21-of-33 shooting. The duo helped lift Sacramento to a 129-110 victory against a struggling Cleveland team.
With the win over the Cavs, the Kings moved two games over the .500 mark at 13-11. They'll face a much tougher opponent when they drop by Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana has strung together a pair of wins after falling on the road in Sacramento last Saturday. Bojan Bogdanovic continues to shine for the Pacers, who have been without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo for the last nine games.
Kings Pregame Live on NBC Sports California begins at 3:30 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 4:00 p.m. All coverage can be seen on the MyTeams app.
Following the game, the Kings travel to Chicago on Monday to face the Bulls before returning home on Dec. 12 to host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Line: Pacers by 5.5
PG De'Aaron Fox
SG Buddy Hield
SF Bogdan Bogdanovic
PF Nemanja Bjelica
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PG Darren Collison
SG Tyreke Evans
SF Bojan Bogdanovic
PF Thaddeus Young
C Myles Turner
Shooting guard Iman Shumpert (load management) is out.
Shooting guard Victor Oladipo (knee) is out, Power forward Domantas Sabonis (illness) is a game-time decision.
Kings: Shumpert will miss the second night of the back-to-back while the Kings manage his minutes on the season. The last time he sat out, Bogdan Bogdanovic filled in, although coach Dave Joerger has options at the wing. Both Justin Jackson and Troy Williams continue to play minutes at the small-forward spot, so it could be a position by committee night for the Kings.
Marvin Bagley returned against the Cavs and posted 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes of action. There is no word on minute limitations for the 19-year-old after he missed the previous two games due to back spasms.
Pacers: The Pacers went toe-to-toe with the Kings last weekend and came away with a narrow, one-point loss. Bojan Bogdanovic is having a nice run with Oladipo missing, but he's not doing it on his own. Six players are averaging in double-figures for coach Nate McMillan's club. They allow the fewest points per game in the league, and they rank in second in defensive rating coming into Saturday's matchup.