Kings vs. Heat: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

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Miami @ Sacramento

Current Records: Miami 11-17; Sacramento 12-15

What to Know

The Sacramento Kings need to shore up a defense that is allowing 119.3 points per game before their contest Thursday. They will take on the Miami Heat at 10 p.m. ET at Golden 1 Center after having had a few days off. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.

Sacramento received a tough blow on Monday as they fell 136-125 to the Brooklyn Nets. The Kings were down 107-88 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Center Hassan Whiteside put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 26 points and 16 boards along with five blocks. Whiteside had some trouble finding his footing against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, so this was a step in the right direction. Whiteside's points were the most he has had all season.

Meanwhile, Miami fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 120-112. Miami was up 61-46 at the end of the half but couldn't hold on to the lead. Despite the defeat, they got a solid performance out of center Bam Adebayo, who had 24 points and seven assists in addition to five rebounds.

Sacramento is now 12-15 while Miami sits at 11-17. The Kings are 5-9 after losses this year, the Heat 7-9.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Golden 1 Center -- Sacramento, California
  • TV: NBC Sports California
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Heat are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Kings, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Miami have won six out of their last 11 games against Sacramento.

  • Jan 30, 2021 - Miami 105 vs. Sacramento 104
  • Feb 07, 2020 - Sacramento 105 vs. Miami 97
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Miami 118 vs. Sacramento 113
  • Feb 08, 2019 - Sacramento 102 vs. Miami 96
  • Oct 29, 2018 - Sacramento 123 vs. Miami 113
  • Mar 14, 2018 - Sacramento 123 vs. Miami 119
  • Jan 25, 2018 - Sacramento 89 vs. Miami 88
  • Jan 04, 2017 - Miami 107 vs. Sacramento 102
  • Nov 01, 2016 - Miami 108 vs. Sacramento 96
  • Apr 01, 2016 - Miami 112 vs. Sacramento 106
  • Nov 19, 2015 - Miami 116 vs. Sacramento 109

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