NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Sacramento
(Friday, January 6th)
Final Score: Sacramento 118, LA Clippers 114
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Bibby poured in a game-high 32 points and added eight assists to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Los Angeles Clippers, 118-114, in a shootout at ARCO Arena.
Brad Miller contributed 26 points while Peja Stojakovic netted 19 to go along with 13 rebounds for the Kings, who have won three of their last four games. Kevin Martin had 17 points in the win.
"It was a really good win that we needed," said Sacramento head coach Rick Adelman. "We played a tough team. We played good offensively; that was pretty much our whole game."
Sam Cassell had 28 points while Chris Kaman posted a career-high 25 points and grabbed 13 boards for the Clippers, who have dropped 11 straight and 16 of their last 17 games to Sacramento. Elton Brand finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
The Kings have also won 15 straight home games versus Los Angeles, with the Clippers' last road win coming on November 7, 1997.
Sacramento led by two points after three periods, but started strong in the fourth. The Kings scored 10 of the first 12 points, keyed by four each from Bibby and Stojakovic, to grab a 101-91 edge with 8 1/2 minutes left.
Los Angeles, though, hung tough and pulled within four points on Cassell's basket just under two minutes later. The Clippers continued to draw closer, as Kaman's basket with around one minute left made it a 114-112 game.
Miller followed with a basket to give Sacramento some breathing room, but Brand countered with 40 seconds left to trim the gap to 116-114.
Following a miss by both teams, which included a three-point try from Cassell, Stojakovic was fouled with only 3.4 seconds remaining and made both free throws to seal the win for the Kings.
Sacramento trailed 28-24 after one quarter, but rallied in the second and took a 67-63 edge into the locker room.
The Kings held a 91-89 lead after 36 minutes.
The Kings made 55 percent of their tries and were 25-of-29 from the foul line...LA hit on 45 percent of its attempts and was 29-of-32 from the charity stripe (91 percent)...Sacramento is 9-10 at home this year.
01/07 01:17:19 ET