Sacramento Kings Team Report – March 10
=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – March 10 ===
(Sports Network) – Doug Christie poured in a team-high 23 points and handed
out six assists to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 96-92 win over Golden State
at on Tuesday at ARCO Arena.
Mike Bibby added 21 points and Peja Stojakovic had 20 points and nine
rebounds, as the Kings won their sixth home game in the last seven tries.
Chris Webber did not have as solid a night as his teammates, as he made just
2-of-21 from the floor and scored just five points. Webber did step up on the
boards by pulling down 11 rebounds.
Leading by one late in the game, Sacramento used a 7-0 spurt, the initial
four points from Bibby and the final three from Vlade Divac, to go up 90-82
with only 30 ticks left on the clock. The Warriors were forced to foul and
Sacramento made all six free throws in the final 19 seconds to seal the
With the win the Kings remained 2 1/2 games up on the Minnesota Timberwolves,
who defeated Seattle, for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Kings
also extended their lead in the Pacific Division to six games over the idle
Los Angeles Lakers.
The Kings, who improved to 12-2 in games played on Tuesday this season, have
won six of seven and seven of their last nine at home and are 28-5 in their
gym this season.
On the milestone front Kings coach Rick Adelman is now two wins away from
tying Les Harrison for the most victories in franchise history (295). Harrison
coached the Rochester Royals for seven seasons (1948-1955).
Sacramento will return to the court on Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks.