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NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Golden State



(Wednesday, January 14th)

Final Score: Sacramento 135, Golden State 133 (3-OT)

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - John Salmons' jumper with 1.6 seconds left in the third overtime lifted the Sacramento Kings to a wild 135-133 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

The teams traded baskets over the first few minutes of the third overtime, and Kevin Martin made a pair of free throws with under 1 1/2 minutes to play to square the game at 133-133. Then, following a jump ball, Golden State missed its next several shots, but still had possession and called a timeout with 36.3 ticks remaining.

But after the inbounds, Anthony Morrow's shot missed, and on the other end Martin tried a long jumper from the top of the key. It was off the mark, and the rebound bounced to the right corner. Salmons turned around and raced for the ball, beating two Golden State players to it, then turned back to the basket and drilled an off-balance shot with 1.6 on the clock.

The Warriors had one last chance, but Kelenna Azubuike's deep three bounced out as the Kings held on for the win.

Salmons finished with 25 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for Sacramento, which snapped a 12-game road losing streak and has won two of three overall. Brad Miller recorded season-highs of 30 points and 22 boards for the Kings, while Martin added 23 points and Francisco Garcia 19.

Sacramento shot just 40.9 percent from the floor, but made 35-of-36 free throws in the win.

Jamal Crawford had 35 points to pace the Warriors, who battled back from a double-digit deficit in regulation and held a fourth-quarter lead, but ended up on the losing end for the sixth time in their last seven games.

C.J. Watson added 26 points, while Azubuike ended with 16 points and 10 boards in the loss for Golden State, which made only 25-of-41 free throws.

The game actually appeared to be in Golden State's hand in second overtime, when Morrow had two tip-ins and a fastbreak floater -- interrupted only by a Beno Udrih bank shot -- to put the Warriors in front 127-122 with one minute left.

On the other end, Miller dove to the floor to grab the rebound off a miss, then called timeout with 39.8 ticks left. Martin went for a quick basket and was fouled, then made both shots with 34.1 seconds remaining to get Sacramento within three.

After a Crawford miss, the Kings set up a quick offense and Martin drilled a trey in transition with 5.7 on the clock, and the game went to a third overtime.

The game only went to a second overtime after a wild first extra session, in which Garcia drilled a three from the right corner to put the Kings on top 113-112 with under two minutes to go. After a series of misses, Sacramento led 115-112 after two Martin free throws with 14.1 ticks on the clock.

But the contest was extended further when Azubuike took a feed from Ronny Turiaf and sank a trey with 9.0 seconds left, and Sacramento didn't get another shot off as time ran out.

Golden State trailed for most of the game, but used a 13-0 run several minutes into the final quarter to grab the lead. Crawford scored six points, including a free throw that capped it to give Golden State a 94-89 edge with under seven minutes to play. The Kings missed five shots during the Golden State run, and had three more blocked by the Warriors.

Despite seeing its lead evaporate completely, Sacramento responded to the Warriors' run with an eight-point burst to go ahead 97-94 with under five minutes left.

Sacramento held the lead down the stretch, though the Warriors stayed close and trimmed their deficit to 103-101 with 1 1/2 minutes left on a pair of Azubuike free throws.

Miller then missed a shot, and on the other end, Crawford dribbled to the right side and pulled up for a jumper to tie the game with one minute left.

Miller had the ball again on the next Sacramento possession, and had a path to the basket after putting a spin move on Andris Biedrins. But he couldn't sneak the short shot in, and the Warriors grabbed the rebound.

Corey Maggette was fouled with 31.5 ticks left, and missed both shots, but Miller was whistled for grabbing Azubuike's jersey on the second attempt. Azubuike then hit the line with 31.1 left, and made both for a 105-103 Golden State lead.

Martin, though, tied the game after blowing past Turiaf on a drive to the hoop for a slam with 21.7 ticks left. Crawford had the ball for one last shot, but his quick jumper was off the mark and the game went to overtime.

Sacramento took control in the first quarter with a 13-2 run, leading 31-20 going into the second, and held on through the second quarter to take a 57-48 advantage at halftime. The Warriors made a late push in the third, but Garcia's basket with a half-minute left put Sacramento ahead 85-77 headed to the fourth.

Game Notes

Maggette had 17 points for Golden State, while Biedrins had 12 points and 14 boards...Maggette, Biedrins and Watson fouled out for the Warriors, while the Kings had no players foul out...Golden State forward Stephen Jackson, who hasn't played since a January 5 game at Utah, is expected to return to the lineup Friday against Atlanta...Udrih had 17 points and seven assists for the Kings.

01/15 02:29:17 ET


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