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NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at New Jersey



(Friday, October 29th)

Final Score: New Jersey 106, Sacramento 100

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Brook Lopez dominated in the paint to the tune of 29 points, and the New Jersey Nets made a late surge for a 106-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Lopez was also a frequent visitor to the free throw line, going 13-of-15 while grabbing six boards for the Nets, who have started 2-0 for the first time since 2002-03 despite blowing an 18-point lead earlier in the game. Devin Harris provided 21 points and 10 assists, while Travis Outlaw contributed with 18 points in the victory.

"If you score 106 points and you have 26 turnovers, that's like a summer league game at the rec center," said Nets head coach Avery Johnson. "And you still win? Then that says we're headed in the right direction. That's how I'm going to look at it."

New Jersey, which beat Detroit in its opener after finishing the game on a 13-3 burst, ended this contest on a 17-3 run to claim victory. The Nets were able to win the game despite taking only 61 shots, while the Kings shot the ball 93 times.

Tyreke Evans led a balanced attack with 18 points and seven assists for the Kings, who were looking for their first 2-0 start since 2003-04. Francisco Garcia came off the bench to add 18 points, while Carl Landry and Beno Udrih each had 14 in defeat.

"We had a chance to win the game, and we had a lot of shots go in and out," said Kings head coach Paul Westphal. "They had a lot of shots go right in. That's not the whole story of the game...we foul too much. When we have a lot of our big guys on the bench, it's hard to play."

DeMarcus Cousins and Darnell Jackson both provided 12 points for Sacramento.

Trailing, 97-89, with 3 1/2 minutes to play, the Nets kicked it into another gear to move in front for good.

Lopez's ensuing hook shot began a string of 13 straight points -- six by Harris. Harris' long distance shot with 1:12 left put New Jersey ahead by a point, 98-97, as Sacramento missed six straight shots during the streak.

Harris added another jumper, and Jordan Farmar's two free throws put the Nets ahead by five before Garcia ended the Kings' drought on a three-pointer with 15.6 seconds left to cut the deficit to 102-100.

Farmar, however, made two more free throws to keep the margin at four, and the Kings didn't score again.

The Nets held a 29-21 lead after the first quarter, then pushed the advantage to 57-39 after a pair of Lopez free throws with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half.

Sacramento, however, finished the half on a 14-4 burst, cutting the halftime deficit to 61-53 after a Jackson shot in the final moments.

New Jersey led for a majority of the third before the Kings finished the quarter on a 9-0 burst. Landry made a pair of jumpers in the final 1:08, sending Sacramento to the fourth with a slim 77-76 advantage.

Game Notes

Evans made his season debut after serving a one-game suspension to open the season...The Nets recorded their second home win last season on December 30...New Jersey shot 52.5 percent from the field, including 6-for-11 on three- point attempts...The Nets outrebounded Sacramento, 43-31, though the Kings had 10 more points in the paint (44-34).

10/29 23:10:39 ET


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