Wednesday , Nov , 12 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Sacramento Kings Team Report – November 12

=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – November 12 ===

(Sports Network) – Mike Bibby scored 23 points and Bobby Jackson added 16,
as the Sacramento Kings held on to defeat the Detroit Pistons, 97-91, on
Tuesday at ARCO Arena.

Doug Christie netted 14 points and grabbed eight boards for Sacramento, which
halted a two-game skid. Vlade Divac chipped in 13 points and nine assists and
Peja Stojakovic collected 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings.

Sacramento stretched a seven-point halftime lead to 69-54 on Christie’s three-
pointer midway through the third quarter.

The Pistons then stormed back and took their first lead since the opening
quarter when Corliss Williamson converted a layup with 5:15 remaining to give
Detroit an 85-84 edge. Tayshaun Prince increased the margin to three with a
driving layup with 3:47 left.

Divac then sank four consecutive free throws to put the Kings back in front by
a point.

After Elden Campbell made a pair of foul shots for the Pistons, Brad Miller
converted a three-point play for Sacramento and Stojakovic followed with a
basket to stake the Kings to a 93-89 lead with just over two minutes

The Pistons then hurt themselves with two crucial turnovers and Bibby sealed
the contest when he sank a pair of foul shots with 16.5 seconds left to
increase the advantage to six.

The Kings are off until Thursday when the visit Rasheed Wallace and the
Portland Trail Blazers.