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
remaining.

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.

SAC