NBA Game Summary - Washington at Sacramento
(Wednesday, January 21st)
Final Score: Washington 110, Sacramento 107
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Antawn Jamison deposited a season-high 33 points with nine rebounds and Caron Butler added 32 points, seven boards and five assists, as the Wizards fended off a late rally from the Kings in a 110-107 victory over Sacramento.
Andray Blatche chipped in 20 points and made two clutch free throws in the waning seconds for the Wizards, who have won two of three following a six-game losing skid. Dominic McGuire pulled down 12 rebounds to pace Washington to a 47-31 edge on the glass.
Sacramento fell to 0-16 against teams from the Eastern Conference this season, as John Salmons and Beno Udrih each logged 24 points for the Kings, who have lost three straight and nine of 11 overall.
Kevin Martin shot just 5-for-16 from the field but finished with 22 points, while Francisco Garcia tallied 14 points off the bench but missed a potential tying three-pointer at the buzzer.
The Kings found their three-point stroke in the fourth quarter. Trailing by 19 to start the frame, Udrih hit a pair from behind the arc around a Salmons trey to highlight a 15-4 run to open the frame that brought Sacramento within 93-85.
The threes kept falling for Sacramento, as Garcia made one for a five- point game with three minutes left, and Udrih's three made it 104-102 with 43.2 seconds on the clock.
Jamison's drive to the hole netted a basket for Washington, and, following Salmons' 1-for-2 effort from the line, Butler hit two from the stripe for a 108-103 Wizards lead with under 20 seconds remaining.
After being fouled driving to the bucket, Udrih hit the first free throw before missing the second. The Kings wound up getting the loose ball and Garcia was left open for a three with 3.9 seconds to go, making it a 108-107 game.
Blatche, who came into the contest a 76-percent free throw shooter, was put on the line immediately and made both. After a Kings timeout, Garcia was fed in the corner for a potential tying three, but with Jamison's hand in his face, his effort came up short along with Sacramento's comeback attempt.
Washington's 10-2 run to end the first quarter resulted in a 31-21 lead. The teams played even in the second, which ended with the Wizards up, 54-44.
Martin tallied 16 points for the Kings in the third quarter, but the Wizards had a balanced attack -- led by Butler's 13 -- to increase their cushion to 89-70 with one quarter to play.
Washington improved to 3-17 on the road this season...The Wizards have beaten the Kings, who are 7-15 at home this season, in seven straight meetings... Jason Thompson had 10 points for Sacramento, which shot 12-of-25 from three- point range compared to the Wizards' 2-for-14 effort from long range.
01/22 01:10:44 ET