NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Sacramento
(Wednesday, December 27th)
Final Score: Sacramento 101, Philadelphia 76
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Bibby poured in 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-76, at ARCO Arena.
Kevin Martin added 18 points and Brad Miller contributed 13 points, six boards and five assists for the Kings, who have won two straight.
Ron Artest, who missed the last two games with sore knees, returned to the starting lineup for Sacramento and finished with 10 points, four boards and four assists in the victory.
Andre Iguodala had 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field for the Sixers, who have dropped two in a row after winning two straight.
Andre Miller netted 14 points and added five assists while rookie Rodney Carney and Samuel Dalembert each had 12 points in the loss.
Leading by two points after the opening quarter, Sacramento took control of the contest with a strong second stanza. A driving layup by Bibby with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the quarter ended a 10-2 surge that gave the Kings a 38-26 lead.
Sacramento then went into halftime with a 45-32 advantage with Bibby leading the way with 12 points in the first half.
Leading 75-63 after three quarters, the Kings opened the final frame with an 8-2 surge to take a 83-65 lead. Bibby contributed four points during the stretch.
Sacramento continued to lead in the fourth quarter and after a Francisco Garcia jump shot, the lead ballooned to 22 points at 91-69 with 6:28 remaining in the contest.
The Kings ended up outscoring the Sixers, 26-13 in the final quarter.
Sacramento shot 49.4 percent from the field while Philadelphia shot just 39.7 percent...The Kings were 6-of-16 from beyond the arc while the Sixers were 0- for-3...Garcia finished with six points while Corliss Williamson had 10 for Sacramento...Philadelphia has lost 15 of its last 17 at Sacramento...The Sixers dropped to 3-14 on the road this season.
12/28 00:49:14 ET