NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Sacramento
(Friday, November 25th)
Final Score: Sacramento 106, Toronto 104
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Bonzi Wells' basket with two seconds left lifted Sacramento to a 106-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Mike Bibby scored 25 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim contributed 22 points and eight rebounds for the Kings, who won their second straight contest and beat the Raptors for the eighth consecutive time at ARCO Arena.
Wells finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Brad Miller had 16 points, eight boards and eight assists, including a huge bounce pass to Wells in the closing seconds.
"We made some big plays and got the lead, and I thought we had a really good possession there to give Bonzi the score," Kings head coach Rick Adelman said.
Chris Bosh had 22 points for Toronto, which fell to 1-12 this season. Mike James added 17 points, while Morris Peterson and Rafael Araujo each finished with 14. Jalen Rose had 11 points, but missed the potential winning shot at the end.
"The breaks that you usually get when you are a winning team just don't happen when you can't play consistent through the whole game," Rose said.
Peterson's putback off a Charlie Villanueva miss tied the game at 104 with 21.2 seconds left. Bibby then held the ball for most of the remaining time before passing it to Miller, who in turn bounced the ball to Wells in the post. Wells drove to the basket before shooting over Rose for the lead.
"I was like the last option," Wells said. "Coach wanted Mike to look for the screen and roll first, and if you don't get that you always look to the weak side. It was just a great play."
Rose then inbounded the ball to Peterson, who fired a return pass to Rose on the right side, but the three-point attempt caromed off the rim as time expired.
"Towards the end of the game, we have to find a way to deny some passes and do a better job of denying the post entry," Rose said. "We didn't collapse on the ball and they did a good job of making the big play. When you're losing and things just aren't going your way, luck just doesn't fall in your favor."
Bibby finished the game 5-of-10 from three-point range, as the Kings shot 50 percent overall from the field.
Villanueva had 13 points for the Raptors, who made 51.2 percent from the floor.
The game was tied at 26 after one quarter and Toronto held a 55-53 lead at the half. A Bibby jumper had the Kings within 85-82 going into the fourth. Toronto would lead by as many as eight points in the fourth, as James' three-pointer made it 96-88 with just under eight minutes left. However, Bibby's three eventually would give the Kings the lead back at 102-100 before a dramatic finish.
The Raptors went 5-of-17 from three-point range...The Raptors had a season- high 27 assists...There were 18 lead changes and 16 ties...Francisco Garcia had 13 points for Sacramento.
11/26 01:31:25 ET