The Kings will be without leading scorer Marcus Thornton one to two weeks after a diagnostic ultrasound test performed today at the UC Davis Medical Center revealed a significant hematoma in his left thigh.
Thornton was diagnosed with a thigh contusion and after he was kneed by Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard Jan. 8. Howard was setting a screen when Thornton ran into him.
Thornton missed three games before returning to the lineup. He re-aggravated the injury last Friday at San Antonio and left last Saturday's game at Memphis in the second quarter when his leg stiffened up.
Thornton has missed four games because of the injury. He leads the Kings at 16.4 points per game.