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76ers target sixth win in a row vs. Kings

Jan 10, 2012 - 3:57 PM (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers take aim at a sixth straight win this evening when they play host to the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center.

The red-hot Sixers made it five in a row on Monday, as Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out five assists, lifting Philadelphia to a 96-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Lou Williams added 13 points and six assists for the Sixers, who at 6-2 are off to their best start since the 2000-01 season, when they won their first 10 games and went to the NBA Finals.

"A great win for our guys," Sixers head coach Doug Collins said. "Indiana is a very tough team to play against. Their size in the paint causes a lot of problems. I thought our execution coming down the stretch was great."

Philadelphia, which hasn't won six in a row since a seven-game run from Jan. 6-17, 2009, is in the midst of three games in three nights that will conclude with a trip to New York on Wednesday.

Sacramento, meanwhile, has lost three of four after falling at home to Orlando on Saturday, 104-97.

Tyreke Evans poured in 28 points and dished out eight assists while DeMarcus Cousins posted 16 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento, which connected on just 3-of-20 attempts from beyond the arc and turned the ball over 18 times.

"I think our guys did a good job, they're on the right track," Sacramento interim head coach Keith Smart.

It may not get any easier for the Kings this evening, as they start a stretch that will see them play eight of their next nine on the road, where they have lost all three times they have played this season by an average of 22.0 points.

To make matters worse for the Kings, they have lost seven of nine and nine of their last 12 to the Sixers. They have also lost four of their last six in Philadelphia.