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Durant, Sonics hope to end skid, face Kings

Jan 27, 2008 - 2:37 PM Sacramento (18-24) at Seattle (9-34) 9:00 pm EST

SEATTLE (Ticker) - This is not how Kevin Durant hoped to spend his first season in the NBA.

Durant and the Seattle SuperSonics hope to end a 13-game losing streak when they host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Seattle matched a franchise record with its 13th straight loss on Friday, dropping a 99-90 decision to the Atlanta Hawks. The Sonics lost their final five games last season and first eight contests of this season for their longest skid in team history.

Durant, who leads the team with a 19.4 scoring mark, has struggled over his last four contests, averaging just 15.0 points on 38 percent shooting.

The favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, Durant did score 27 points in a 104-98 loss at Sacramento on November 6.

The Kings, who have won six of seven vs. the Sonics, including three straight here, are trying to salvage a three-game road trip.

Sacramento lost, 111-85 to the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday before dropping a 127-113 decision to Utah on Friday. Kevin Martin, who is averaging 29.0 points against the SuperSonics in his last four games, led the Kings with 32 vs. the Jazz.