NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Sacramento
(Tuesday, February 21st)
Final Score: Sacramento 102, Golden State 77
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Brad Miller scored 17 points and Mike Bibby tallied 16 as the Sacramento Kings routed the Golden State Warriors, 102-77, at ARCO Arena.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 15 points off the bench for the Kings, who won their ninth home game in a row. Francisco Garcia scored 13 points while Kenny Thomas contributed 13 rebounds to the win.
Mickael Pietrus led the Warriors with 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. Jason Richardson struggled from the field, going just 6-of-20 for 15 points. Andris Biedrins added 12 off the bench.
Golden State lost for the fourth time in its last six games.
Trailing by a point three minutes into the first quarter, Sacramento went on a 17-3 run over the next eight minutes to take a 22-9 lead with 1:08 left in the period. Abdur-Rahim finished the Kings' run by scoring his team's last five points.
Golden State responded, going on a 8-2 run to cut the deficit down to seven, 24-17, at the end of the quarter. Richardson capped the run with a jumper right before time expired.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, this was as close as they got.
Sacramento then started the second quarter on a 11-4 run that doubled their lead to 35-21 with 7:45 left before halftime. Ron Artest capped the run with an impressive running hook shot. The half ended with a 16-point Sacramento advantage at 54-38.
Things didn't get much better in the third quarter, as the Kings outscored the Warriors 27-15 for the period and the lead ballooned to 28 points. Bibby scored nine of his 16 points during the stanza.
Midway through the fourth, the lead was 35 points and Sacramento's bench was playing extensively.
Golden State struggled from the field, shooting just 32 percent, while Sacramento shot 53 percent.
Artest finished the game with 11 points and four rebounds in just under 30 minutes of action...The Kings moved a half game ahead of the Warriors for fourth place in the Pacific Division...Sacramento has sold out 298 consecutive home games...Golden State won the first meeting between the teams this season, 113-106 on November 30...Warriors point guard Baron Davis missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle.
02/22 00:59:10 ET