Tuesday , Feb , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Kings, Warriors meet at ARCO Arena

(Sports Network) – Pacific Division rivals return from the All-Star break to
battle on the court, as the Golden State Warriors visit the Sacramento Kings
tonight at ARCO Arena.

This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 30th,
Jason Richardson poured in a season-high 33 points, handed out six assists and
grabbed five rebounds, as Golden State downed Sacramento, 113-106 at The Arena
in Oakland.

Golden State has won three straight and five of the last six meetings in this
series. The Warriors have won two in a row at Sacramento.

Sacramento attempts to get back on the winning track this evening. On February
15th, All-Star Pau Gasol poured in 24 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to
an 84-78 victory over the Kings at FedExForum.

Kevin Martin finished with 14 points in the loss to Memphis for the Kings, who
have still won five of their last seven games overall. Mike Bibby netted 12,
while Kenny Thomas also scored 12 and grabbed 12 rebounds in defeat.

The Kings are a solid 17-11 at home. They have won eight in a row at ARCO
Arena. Sacramento’s last loss at home was on January 8th to the Indiana

Golden State tries to win its second straight contest as it begins a three-
game road trip. On Wednesday, Derek Fisher poured in 21 points and dished off
nine assists to lead the Warriors over the Los Angeles Clippers, 88-81, at The
Arena in Oakland.

Jason Richardson ended with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the
Clippers for the Warriors, who won for the second time in their last three
games and stopped a seven game skid against the Clippers. Mickael Pietrus
contributed 16 points, while Adonal Foyle had eight points and 11 boards in
the victory.

The Warriors are just 9-14 as the visitor this season. They will visit the
Houston Rockets on Friday and the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday in the finale
of the current swing.