NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Memphis
(Tuesday, April 10th)
Final Score: Sacramento 112, Memphis 100
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Mike Bibby poured in 25 points and dished out seven assists, as Sacramento reeled off 25 straight points at one point in the first quarter to cruise past the Memphis Grizzlies, 112-100, at FedEx Forum.
Francisco Garcia donated 19 points and Brad Miller compiled a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Justin Williams recorded a double- double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who won for the second time in three games.
Dahntay Jones led Memphis with 20 points and Pau Gasol put together 17 points and nine rebounds. Stromile Swift tallied 14 points for Memphis, which has dropped six straight and 10 of its last 12 games overall.
The game was over almost before it even began, as Sacramento built a 39-13 lead behind an 25-point offensive onslaught. Bibby and Miller were key contributors during the stretch with the duo combining for 10 straight points at one point.
Memphis missed eight consecutive shots during the stretch, and Shareef Abdur- Rahim's layup capped the 25-0 spurt. Swift's bucket wrapped up the first quarter and ended the Grizzlies' futility from the floor.
It was an uphill battle from there, but Memphis actually cut the deficit to five points late in the second quarter and then again at the half. An 11-0 run capped by a pair of Hakim Warrick free throws drew the Grizzlies within 51-46.
Sacramento led 53-48 at the break.
A three-pointer by Bibby followed by a layup from the guard increased the edge back to 68-53 with 8:15 on the clock in the third stanza.
Swift scored eight straight points for the Grizzlies at one point with a tip- in making the score 78-70 with 2:41 on the clock.
Sacramento led 81-70 after three quarters and was never really threatened in the fourth period.
Sacramento held a 50-34 edge on the glass...The Kings compiled 29 assists on 42 made baskets...Memphis fell to 12-27 at home, while the Kings improved to 12-27 on the road...The Kings snapped a three-game skid at Memphis...Attendance 11,393.
04/10 22:45:48 ET