TIPOFF: 7 p.m., Arco Arena TV/RADIO: FSNBA; 680-AM RECORDS: Warriors 41-24, Kings 30-36 KINGS UPDATE: Sacramento guard Kevin Martin finished second behind Warriors guard Monta Ellis in voting for last season's Most Improved Player award, and Golden State has not provided any other good memories for Martin this season. He missed the Kings' first loss against the Warriors because of a strained right groin and scored only nine points (nearly 14 below his current average of 22.8 per game) on 3-for-16 shooting in the second defeat. But he's coming off a 48-point performance against Minnesota earlier this month and dropped 32 points in the Kings' most recent game, a 106-100 win over Toronto on Sunday. ... That victory was Sacramento's third win in four games, but the Kings turned the ball over 22 times in the process, leading to 22 points for the Raptors. "We had 15 in the first half," Kings coach Reggie Theus said in the Sacramento Bee. "That's ridiculous and from a team that doesn't pressure you." WARRIORS UPDATE: Coach Don Nelson said center Chris Webber is feeling pain when he tries to do weight work as part of the rehabilitation for his left knee, which was strained Feb. 29, and is not doing any on-court work at the moment. The coach sounded pessimistic about the chances of a return by Webber -- who has missed seven consecutive games -- during the regular season: "It gets more difficult the longer we
go," Nelson said. "Now that we're down in the stretch drive, we'll probably have to play the way we've been playing (without Webber)." ... Nelson said an MRI turned up no structural damage on guard Baron Davis' right pinkie finger, which was jammed early in the Warriors' win Saturday against Memphis. Davis, who practiced Monday with his ring and pinkie fingers taped together, said the finger had improved since Saturday and is expected to play tonight. ... Forward Austin Croshere (sore right groin) will not make this quick two-game trip, which concludes in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Wednesday. ... Ellis' brother was released from the hospital after being shot in the back twice over the weekend in Jackson, Miss. Antwain Ellis, 27, was released Monday from University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jeffery Scott said. There are no suspects in the shooting and no arrests have been made. Monta Ellis was at practice Monday.
-- Geoff Lepper
The Associated Press contributed to this report.