NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at LA Clippers
(Wednesday, March 5th)
Final Score: LA Clippers 116, Sacramento 109 (2-OT)
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Al Thornton scored 27 points and Corey Maggette added 25 as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings, 116-109, in two overtimes.
Dan Dickau scored a season-high 20 points and Chris Kaman had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped a six-game losing streak. Josh Powell contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, which rallied from 17 down.
"It was a great team win," Dickau said. "We were down 15 in the third quarter and kept plugging away. It felt good to make some shots and I pulled the trigger tonight."
Beno Udrih scored 25 points and Mikki Moore 20 for Sacramento, which has lost six of its last seven.
"We thought we had a good lead, but they kept chipping away," Sacramento forward Spencer Hawes said. "And as long as the game goes on, it benefits the home team."
In the second overtime, two Powell free throws put the Clippers ahead 108-105 with 1:28 remaining. After a defensive stop, Thornton made the first and missed the second of two free throws but Powell grabbed the offensive rebound. Dickau then made a driving layup giving Los Angeles an 111-105 with 28 ticks to go.
Quincy Douby's layup five seconds later pulled the Kings within four but Thornton's dunk on the other end pushed the Clippers lead back to six, 113-107 with 19 seconds remaining.
The Kings led 25-24 after an evenly played first quarter.
A Dickau three-pointer with 9:54 left in the second gave the Clippers a 29-27 lead. Sacramento, though, responded with a 23-11 flurry. Douby sparked the run with a four-point play. Douby drilled a three and was fouled with 9:20 left in the quarter giving the Kings a 31-29 edge.
Moore's jumper with 3:01 left in the half put the Kings up 50-40. Sacramento took a 54-43 lead into the intermission.
Sacramento scored the first six points of the second half, taking a 60-43 lead on Moore's jumper with 9:33 left in the third quarter. The Clippers then worked their way back to within single-digits with an 11-2 surge.
Brevin Knight's driving bank shot pulled Los Angeles within 62-54 with 7:07 left in the third. The Kings held a 74-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Dickau's triple with 1:02 left in the fourth pulled the Clippers to within 91-89. After Udrih missed a jumper, Thornton made one tying the game at 91 with 18 seconds remaining.
Sacramento had a chance to win it in regulation but Miller's driving layup was blocked by Powell at the buzzer.
In the first overtime, Powell's jumper with 18 seconds to go knotted the game at 97. The Kings then had a chance to win it, but Udrih turned the ball over with 2.3 seconds left giving Los Angeles time for a shot.
Out of a timeout, Dickau received the inbound and misfired from the top of the key sending the game to a second overtime.
The Clippers outrebounded the Kings 49-38...Thornton scored 13 points after regulation...This was the third of four meetings between the squads this season. The Clippers have won all three and have five of the last six games in the series...The Kings have lost three of their last four at the Clippers.
03/06 02:17:19 ET