NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at New Orleans
(Saturday, January 8th)
Final Score: New Orleans 121, Sacramento 117 (OT)
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis recorded his fourth career triple-double with 26 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds to lift New Orleans over Sacramento, 121-117 in overtime.
J.R. Smith tied a career-high with 23 points, including a pair of three- pointers in the extra session, for the Hornets, who won just their third game of the season.
Peja Stojakovic scored a season-high 37 points, while Mike Bibby, who tied the game on a three with 2.5 seconds left in regulation, contributed 20 for Sacramento. It was only the Kings second loss in six games.
"We tried to fight and hang in there, but they just kept hitting shots," said Bibby. "I give them credit."
In overtime, Smith hit the second of his three-point buckets when Davis found him open with one minute remaining to put the Hornets, 118-113.
Trailing 102-99 in the fourth, Bibby connected on a three-point jumper to tie the game and send it to overtime.
The Kings jumped out early in the first quarter, opening the game with an 8-0 burst. Chris Webber scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the first 12 minutes to help Sacramento lead, 26-23 at the end of the quarter.
Webber finished the game with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Smith scored 10 of his 13 first-half points in the second quarter to help the Hornets claim a lead with just under three minutes remaining in the half, 47-42.
Sacramento answered with a quick 7-0 spurt to go into the locker room with a 49-47 advantage. Stojakovic led all scorers in the first half with 15 points.
After the two clubs traded buckets for most of the third frame, New Orleans finally surged ahead, 81-76, behind a 21-6 run that started in the third quarter and stretched into the early moments of the fourth, capped by a Davis jumper.
Stojakovic answered for the Kings, quickly tying the game with five straight points.
Davis' three-point bucket at 1:43 of the fourth, gave the Hornets a 98-96 lead capping four straight possessions in which New Orleans connected from beyond the arc. Smith then put his team up by four when he followed a P.J. Brown missed lay-in with a thunderous dunk.
Brown recorded his 12th double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
Sacramento is 2-1 against New Orleans this season...The Hornets went 4-of-5 from three-point range in overtime and finished the game 13-of-27...New Orleans got 41 points from its bench...The Hornets had a season-high 29 assists as a team...New Orleans set a franchise record with 19 points in overtime...Brad Miller had 14 points and a game-high 16 rebounds in the loss...New Orleans Bostjan Nachbar finished with a career-high 14 points.
01/09 01:19:20 ET