Friday , Feb , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Sacramento Kings Team Report – February 20

=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – February 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings will try and get back on the winning
track this evening when they continue their three-game road trip in Chicago
against the Bulls at the United Center.

Sacramento is coming off a disappointing 92-75 loss at the hands of the
Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. Peja Stojakovic scored 15 points
to lead Sacramento, and Mike Bibby contributed 11 points and seven assists.

With the loss, the Kings’ lead in the Western Conference over Minnesota
dwindled to percentage points.

Vlade Divac chipped in with 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the
Kings, who had a four-game win streak snapped and lost for the first time in
six road games.

The Kings played without center/forward Brad Miller, who sat with a sprained
right foot suffered in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. Miller’s absence
contributed to the Kings being outrebounded 60-34 by the Timberwolves, as
Sacramento had just 10 more boards than Kevin Garnett alone.

Darius Songaila scored 12 points and fouled out starting in place of Miller.
It is unknown if Miller will be able to play in this contest.

Sacramento forward Chris Webber remains on the sidelines due to an NBA levied
eight-game suspension for pleading guilty to a charge of lying to a grand
jury.

The Kings, which will close their trip in Toronto on Sunday, own a 14-10 mark
in foreign buildings this season.

Sacramento has dominated the Bulls in recent years, winning nine straight
dating back to a 109-94 defeat at Chicago on Feb. 28, 1998. The Kings have won
14 straight over the Eastern Conference with the last defeat coming at the
hands of the Boston Celtics on November 9.

SAC