Last-second shot lifts Kings over Raptors
=== Last-second shot lifts Kings over Raptors ===
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Bonzi Wells’ basket with two seconds left
lifted Sacramento to a 106-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Mike Bibby scored 25 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim contributed 22 points and
eight rebounds for the Kings, who won their second straight contest and beat
the Raptors for the eighth consecutive time at ARCO Arena.
Wells finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Brad Miller had 16
points, eight boards and eight assists, including a huge bounce pass in the
Chris Bosh had 22 points for Toronto, which fell to 1-12 this season. Mike
James added 17 points, while Morris Peterson and Rafael Araujo each finished
with 14. Jalen Rose had 11 points, but missed the potential winning shot at
Peterson’s putback off a Charlie Villanueva miss tied the game at 104 with
21.2 seconds left. Bibby then held the ball for most of the remaining time
before passing it to Miller, who in turn bounced the ball to Wells in the
post. Wells drove to the basket before shooting over Rose for the lead.
Rose then inbounded the ball to Peterson, who fired a return pass to Rose on
the right side, but the three-point attempt caromed off the rim as time
Bibby finished the game 5-of-10 from three-point range, as the Kings shot 50
percent overall from the field.
Villanueva had 13 points for the Raptors, who made 51.2 percent from the
The game was tied at 26 after one quarter and Toronto held a 55-53 lead at the
half. A Bibby jumper had the Kings within 85-82 going into the fourth. Toronto
would lead by as many as eight points in the fourth, as James’ three-pointer
made it 96-88 with just under eight minutes left. However, Bibby’s three
eventually would give the Kings the lead back at 102-100 before a dramatic
The Raptors went 5-of-17 from three-point range…The Raptors had a season-
high 27 assists…There were 18 lead changes and 16 ties…Francisco Garcia
had 13 points for Sacramento.