Sacramento Kings Team Report – December 1
=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – December 1 ===
(Sports Network) – The streaking Sacramento Kings take aim at their ninth
win in 10 games tonight, when they finish up a two-game road trip against the
injury-plagued New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena.
The Kings swept a pair of meetings between these teams last season. The Kings
have won six of seven and 10 of the last 12 meetings in this set. Nonetheless,
New Orleans has won 10 of its last 13 home games.
Sacramento got back on the winning track on Tuesday with a 98-93 victory over
Memphis at the FedExForum. Peja Stojakovic tied a season high with 29 points
to pace the Kings to the victory. Stojakovic made 10-of-16 shots from the
floor, including 4-of-6 three-pointers.
Chris Webber finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who remain
three games behind first place Phoenix in the Pacific Division. Bobby Jackson
chipped in 14 points off the bench, while Brad Miller added 12 points in the
Mike Bibby, who finished with seven points, failed to scored in double-digits
for the first time in nine games for Sacramento.
Sacramento was on fire from the field, hitting 50 percent of its shots,
including 54.5 percent (6-of-11) from three-point range. The Kings hit 14-
of-17 from the charity stripe.
The Kings have won three straight on the road to improve to 3-4 in foreign
buildings this season.