NBA Game Summary - Portland at Sacramento
(Saturday, January 6th)
Final Score: Portland 110, Sacramento 105 (OT)
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph posted 32 points and 15 rebounds, as the Portland Trail Blazers downed the Sacramento Kings, 110-105, in overtime at ARCO Arena.
Mike Bibby penetrated across the lane and found John Salmons in the left corner for a trey and a 102-102 tie with 1:03 remaining in overtime.
Randolph responded with a spin move down the lane for a layup with 44.3 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Salmons got the ball near his previous spot but this time stepped out of bounds to give Portland the ball with 33 seconds left.
Brandon Roy got fouled with 9.3 seconds on the clock, and calmly converted both shots for a two-possession game. Bibby then drained a three with six seconds left, but Jarrett Jack hit a pair of free throws to make it a three- point game with five seconds to go. Bibby got another look but came up short of iron, and Randolph followed with a pair of foul shots to seal the win for Portland.
Roy scored 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who put the brakes on a four-game losing streak. Jack had 17 points and eight assists.
Bibby scored 28 points for the Kings, who have split their last four games. Ron Artest scored 23 and Kevin Martin had 22. On the injury front for Sacramento, center Brad Miller (flu) did not play and has missed 10 games this season.
With Sacramento holding a two-point advantage, Jack threw an errant pass in the lane that the Kings recovered with 26 seconds remaining. Martin then converted 1-of-2 free throws with 15.9 seconds left to put Sacramento ahead 94-91.
Martell Webster shuffled around the three-point line, but found an opening straight down the lane for a layup with 6.2 seconds remaining. Martin went back to the line, but again only made one with 5.2 seconds on the clock.
Roy next hit a step-back jumper from the left wing to send the game into overtime.
The Kings staked a 31-28 lead after 12 minutes, but got outscored by four in the second quarter to trail 60-59 at halftime.
With Sacramento trailing by six, the Kings closed the third quarter on a 10-0 spurt capped by a pair of Bibby jumpers in the final 36 seconds to take an 83-79 lead into the final stanza.
This was the second meeting of the season between the Trail Blazers and Sacramento. On November 25th, Martin poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Kings over Portland, 105-85, at ARCO Arena...Portland has lost four of its last six at Sacramento...The Kings have won four in a row in this series.
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