NBA Game Recap – > Dec 5
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Peja Stojakovic netted 27 points and Brad Miller added 22 with 10 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Boston Celtics, 119-105, at ARCO Arena. Stojakovic shot 10-of-18 while Chris Webber collected 18 points and 10 boards to pace four others in double figures for the Kings, winners of four in a row and 11 of their last 12 games. Mike Bibby scored 15 and dished out 10 assists. Mark Blount posted 18 points with eight rebounds for the Celtics, who saw their three-game win streak come to an end. Raef LaFrentz had 15 points and 14 rebounds while Paul Pierce chipped in 16 points. Boston has now dropped nine straight in Sacramento and 12 of its last 13 visits to ARCO.
Final Score: Phoenix 121, Portland 99
Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Quentin Richardson poured in a season-high 37 points to lead Phoenix over Portland, 121-99, at the Rose Garden. Amare Stoudemire added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, who have won 10 of their last 11 games. Zach Randolph posted 24 points and 11 boards for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped back-to-back games on the heels of a two-game win streak. Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 15 points and 11 rebounds.