Sacramento Kings Team Report – January 24
=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – January 24 ===
(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings found themselves on the wrong end of
a 109-95 decision to the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at the Pyramid.
Vlade Divac paced the Kings in points and rebounds with 17 and 12. Peja
Stojakovic added 11 points and seven rebounds and Bobby Jackson chipped in
with 16 points for Sacramento, which lost for just the third time in 13 games.
James Posey scored with 3:30 remaining to give the Grizzlies their first 20-
plus point lead at 82-61, and ended the scoring in the quarter with a pair of
free throws that gave Memphis a 87-66 edge heading into the final stanza.
But Posey did most of his damage on the defensive end, making four steals and
harassing Stojakovic into a 5-for-13 (38.4 percent) shooting performance.
Stojakovic came into the game third in the NBA in scoring at 25.7 points per
game on 49.5 percent shooting.
The Kings wouldn’t pull closer than 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Sacramento, which fell to 9-8 away from home this season, returns to action on
Sunday for a Western Conference showdown against the Dallas Mavericks.