NBA Game Summary - Utah at Sacramento
(Thursday, January 13th)
Final Score: Sacramento 107, Utah 93
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Peja Stojakovic scored a game-high 27 points, Chris Webber added 23 with 15 rebounds, and Sacramento rolled to a 107-93 victory over Utah at ARCO Arena.
Brad Miller collected 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the win, Sacramento's sixth in eight games.
The Kings improved to 2-0 since trading guard Doug Christie to the Orlando Magic on Monday in exchange for Cuttino Mobley and Michael Bradley. Mobley and Bradley haven't played in either game.
Sacramento guard Mike Bibby missed the game with a sprained right ankle he suffered during Tuesday's victory over the Denver Nuggets. Bibby had started the first 33 games of the season.
Matt Harpring scored 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Jazz, who entered the game riding a two-game winning streak after suffering through a nine-game slide. Carlos Boozer added 15 points, nine boards and seven assists in the loss.
Sacramento took control of the game with a mammoth 26-2 run in the second quarter, turning a 37-29 deficit into a 55-39 lead.
Webber scored 10 of his 16 first half points during the surge, including six straight in a one-minute stretch. The only Utah bucket came from Raja Bell, who handed the Jazz a brief 39-38 edge before Miller scored at the other end to give Sacramento the lead for good.
The Kings shot 65 percent in the quarter and outscored Utah 37-18 on the way to a 55-42 halftime advantage.
Sacramento stretched its lead to 82-67 at the end of the third quarter.
Kings guard Maurice Evans was fouled hard by two Jazz players while rising for a shot in the lane with 2:05 left in the fourth. He landed hard on his head and received stitches after leaving the court with a towel over his bloody ear.
"It's really a good-sized cut, and he probably has a concussion too," said Kings coach Rick Adelman. "I have no idea what the prognosis is."
Webber shoved Boozer, who received a flagrant foul on the play, and Raul Lopez made the resulting technical foul shot to get the Jazz within 98-90. The free throw capped a 15-4 surge by Utah, but Darius Songaila's foul shots at the other end increased Sacramento's lead to 10 points.
It was never closer than nine the rest of the way.
Sacramento's Greg Ostertag also left the game to receive stitches after taking an elbow to the lip from Utah's Curtis Borchardt in the second quarter. Ostertag returned to the bench, but not the game.
Sacramento is 14-4 at home this season, including three straight wins...Utah lost its seventh straight road game and fell to 5-16 away from home...The Kings have won seven of their last eight games against the Jazz.
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