Monday , Nov , 17 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Sacramento Kings Team Report – November 17

=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – November 17 ===

(Sports Network) – Peja Stojakovic poured in 33 points and pulled down 11
rebounds, as the Sacramento Kings escaped a late charge and held on for a
106-104 victory over Golden State on Sunday at ARCO Arena.

Bobby Jackson added 16 points in 23 minutes off the bench for Sacramento,
which has won three of four. Mike Bibby contributed 13 points, while Brad
Miller, Vlade Divac and Gerald Wallace scored 11 apiece to round out six Kings
in double figures.

Sacramento led by as many as 12 points in the game, but entered the fourth
quarter up by just one, 76-75. That advantage grew to seven later in the
frame, however, when Stojakovic completed a three-point play at 3:28 for a
99-92 Sacramento lead.

But Jason Richardson responded with a jumper at the other end, and pulled the
Warriors within five again when he answered a Jackson layup to make it 101-96
with 2:42 left. He then drained a pair of free throws at 1:30 to get within
101-98.

Calbert Cheaney came up big with a steal at the other end, setting up Cliff
Robinson’s three-pointer, which knotted the score at 101-101 with just 1:05
remaining in the game.

But Jackson was able to answer for the Kings, nailing a three of his own at
the other end to give Sacramento the lead for good. Erick Dampier’s tip-in
with 33 ticks left got Golden State within 104-103, but the Warriors blew a
golden opportunity when the Kings were called for a 24-second violation.

A timeout was called after the Sacramento miscue, and Richardson came out of
the break looking for the ball. His driving layup in the lane was just short,
however, and Stojakovic iced it with free throws at the other end.

The Kings have yet to lose in five home games this season.

Sacramento is off until Wednesday when it travels to Utah to take on the Jazz.

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