Sacramento Kings

Kings coach George Karl to miss Thursday night’s game

Kings coach George Karl will miss Thursday night’s game in New Orleans with a bout of gastroenteritis, the team announced.

Associate head coach Chad Iske will coach the team against the Pelicans.

The Kings, who will also be without the services of Rudy Gay (corneal abrasion in left eye), are looking to end a two-game losing streak after having won eight of the previous 11 games.

Sacramento enters Thursday night tied with Portland for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference standings.