Warriors top Kings in Sacramento
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Adonal Foyle scored 18 points as Golden
State downed Sacramento, 90-83, at ARCO Arena.
Mike Dunleavy and Derek Fisher scored 17 points apiece for the Warriors, who
won their second straight. Jason Richardson scored 16 points and grabbed eight
rebounds, while Troy Murphy added 13 rebounds.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Kings,
who have dropped two of three. Mike Bibby scored 22 points, while Ron Artest
scored 11 points. Kenny Thomas added 11 boards. The Kings hold the eighth spot
in the Western Conference, two games ahead of the Hornets.
Sacramento, which never led in the contest, had a 14-game winning streak on
its home court snapped. The last time Sacramento lost in front of its fans
was on January 8 to the Indiana Pacers.
Sacramento went on a 20-6 run capped by an Artest three-pointer with 1:39 left
in the game to tie the score at 80. A Murphy free throw and a Richardson trey
with 1:08 left made it a two-possession game, as the Warriors led, 84-80.
Abdur-Rahim scored a free throw with 58.3 seconds left, but Murphy hit a
jumper from the right wing with 44 seconds on the clock to put Golden State
ahead 86-81 and Sacramento failed to dent that gap further thereafter.
Golden State ended the first quarter on a 13-5 run sparked by a Dunleavy
driving dunk with 4:24 left to lead 23-14 heading into the second stanza.
The Kings opened the period with a 10-5 run capped by a pair of Abdur-Rahim
baskets to trail 28-24 with 9:06 left. The Warriors led 45-40 at halftime.
Golden State went on a 14-0 run, snapped by a Garcia fade away with 5:05
remaining to make the score 61-47 in favor of Golden State. The Warriors led
69-54 after the third quarter.
Sacramento shot 35.7 percent (30-of-84) from the field, compared to 43.4
percent (33-of-76) by Golden State.
The Warriors concluded a three-game road trip, and are a dismal 12-22 on the
road this season.
Sacramento played the first of a brief two-game homestand. The Kings are 23-12
at home this season.
Sacramento guard Bonzi Wells was automatically ejected with 3:51 left in the
first quarter for batting the ball into the stands, despite a lack of any
malice in the gesture. In response to a foul called on him, Wells bounced the
ball high and then volleyed it into the Kings’ locker room tunnel…This was
the third meeting of the campaign between the clubs. In the two previous
contests, both teams picked up a win at home…The Warriors have won only
three of their last 24 at Sacramento…Golden State is scheduled to host
Sacramento on March 31st in the final meeting of the season between the