NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Sacramento
(Sunday, March 14th)
Final Score: Sacramento 114, Minnesota 100
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Tyreke Evans came just shy of a triple double, finishing with 29 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings routed the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-100, at ARCO Arena.
Donte Greene added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Kings, who had lost four of their previous five but snuck above the .500 mark at home with a 17-16 record thus far. Jason Thompson provided 15 points and eight boards, while Carl Landry had 13 points and six rebounds in the resounding win.
"What he's doing is what he's supposed to be doing," Greene said of Evans. "He's a talented player, 6-6, a strong point guard, doing his thing and having fun."
Al Jefferson scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the dismal Timberwolves, who have lost nine straight and 15 of 16. Wayne Ellington came off the bench to add 15 points, while Ryan Gomes contributed 14 points in defeat.
"Those guys made a lot of good shots. They're a different team at home than versus being away. Tyreke Evans put together one of those great games and showed why he is a great player," Timberwolves center Ryan Hollins said.
The Kings grabbed a 32-28 lead after the opening quarter, then stretched the lead to 45-33 early in the second behind an 11-2 run that ended on a Thompson reverse layup.
The lead hovered around 10 before a half-ending 8-0 burst, which gave Sacramento a 64-49 halftime lead after Evans' three-point play in the final minute.
Things only got worse for the T'Wolves in the third, when they were outscored by a 30-12 margin. The Kings scored the first 15 points of the second half, and Greene capped the burst with seven straight points for a 79-49 advantage with just under seven minutes left.
The advantage reached as high as 34 before Sacramento went into the fourth with a 94-61 lead. The Timberwolves outscored the Kings by 19 in the final quarter, but the flurry still did not pose a threat to the outcome.
Sacramento leads the season series, 2-1...Andres Nocioni scored 12 points for the Kings...Ramon Sessions had 13 points for Minnesota, which got 12 points from Jonny Flynn...The T'Wolves are a dismal 5-28 on the road.
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