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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 34 20 15 26 95 NEW JERSEY 26 26 30 27 109 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 25, VLADE DIVAC 21, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 12 NJN - KEITH VAN HORN 27, STEPHON MARBURY 26, LUCIOUS HARRIS 14

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 14, VLADE DIVAC 6 NJN - JAMIE FEICK 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - JASON WILLIAMS 7, CHRIS WEBBER 4 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 13,127


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (95) AT NEW JERSEY (109)

SACRAMENTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

WEBBER F 38 6-19 12-14 4 10 14 4 3 2 7 25 C WILLIAMSON F 27 6-11 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 12 DIVAC C 32 9-19 3-3 2 4 6 2 2 0 1 21 ANDERSON G 28 3-6 0-0 0 4 4 0 2 1 2 6 J WILLIAMS G 28 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 7 3 2 4 5 MARTIN 20 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 DELK 20 1-5 4-4 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 6 STOJAKOVIC 8 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 CORBIN 19 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 2 FUNDERBURKE 10 1-1 3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 POLLARD 10 3-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 BARRY DNP - LOWER BACK STRAIN

TOTALS 240 34-82 24-27 9 32 41 16 17 10 24 95 (.415) (.889) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 24(35 PTS)

NEW JERSEY REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GILL F 25 2-9 1-2 1 5 6 2 1 4 1 5 VAN HORN F 31 9-17 6-6 4 2 6 2 4 0 3 27 MCILVAINE C 12 1-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 4 0 3 3 KITTLES G 25 4-10 0-0 0 5 5 0 2 2 1 9 MARBURY G 40 12-22 2-2 0 3 3 14 1 4 7 26 FEICK 36 3-11 2-2 7 9 16 3 4 1 1 8 BURRELL 26 3-7 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 2 0 9 HARRIS 23 5-7 2-2 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 14 NEWMAN 14 3-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 PERRY 8 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 DOUGLAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION G MURESAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-91 14-16 14 33 47 25 28 13 20 109 (.473) (.875) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 21(8 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 34 20 15 26 - 95 NEW JERSEY 26 26 30 27 - 109

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - WEBBER 2, DIVAC. NEW JERSEY - FEICK 2, NEWMAN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 3-16 (.188), WEBBER 1-3, DIVAC 0-1, ANDERSON 0-2, J WILLIAMS 1-5, MARTIN 1-2, STOJAKOVIC 0-2, CORBIN 0-1. NEW JERSEY 9-19 (.474), VAN HORN 3-4, KITTLES 1-4, MARBURY 0-1, BURRELL 3-5, HARRIS 2-3, NEWMAN 0-1, PERRY 0-1. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - DIVAC, ANDERSON, NEW JERSEY - MARBURY. OFFICIALS: SEAN CORBIN, MARC DAVIS, TERRY DURHAM. A - 13,127. T - 2:09.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Webber 38 6-19 12-14 4-14 4 3 25 C Williamson 27 6-11 0-0 1-4 1 2 12 Divac 32 9-19 3-3 2-6 2 2 21 Anderson 28 3-6 0-0 0-4 0 2 6 J Williams 28 2-6 0-0 0-2 7 3 5 Martin 20 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 2 3 Delk 20 1-5 4-4 0-2 0 2 6 Stojakovic 8 1-4 2-2 0-2 0 0 4 Corbin 19 1-5 0-0 0-3 0 1 2 Funderburke 10 1-1 3-4 0-0 0 0 5 Pollard 10 3-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 6 Barry DNP - lower back strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-82 24-27 9-41 16 17 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.415, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Webber 1-3, Divac 0-1, Anderson 0-2, J Williams 1-5, Martin 1-2, Stojakovic 0-2, Corbin 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Webber 2, Divac). Turnovers: 24 (Webber 7, J Williams 4, Martin 4, Anderson 2, C Williamson 2, Corbin, Delk, Divac, Funderburke, Stojakovic). Steals: 10 (J Williams 2, Martin 2, Webber 2, Anderson, C Williamson, Corbin, Delk).

NEW JERSEY (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 25 2-9 1-2 1-6 2 1 5 Van Horn 31 9-17 6-6 4-6 2 4 27 Mcilvaine 12 1-2 1-2 2-3 0 4 3 Kittles 25 4-10 0-0 0-5 0 2 9 Marbury 40 12-22 2-2 0-3 14 1 26 Feick 36 3-11 2-2 7-16 3 4 8 Burrell 26 3-7 0-0 0-2 3 3 9 Harris 23 5-7 2-2 0-4 0 4 14 Newman 14 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 6 Perry 8 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 2 2 Douglas DNP - coach's decision G Muresan DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-91 14-16 14-47 25 28 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.875. 3-Point Goals: 9-19, .474 (Van Horn 3-4, Kittles 1-4, Marbury 0-1, Burrell 3-5, Harris 2-3, Newman 0-1, Perry 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Feick 2, Newman). Turnovers: 21 (Marbury 7, Mcilvaine 3, Van Horn 3, Perry 2, Feick, Gill, Harris, Kittles, Newman). Steals: 13 (Gill 4, Marbury 4, Burrell 2, Kittles 2, Feick). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 34 20 15 26 - 95 New Jersey 26 26 30 27 - 109 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 2 (Divac, 2:15 1st; Anderson, 9:15 3rd). New Jersey 1 (Marbury, 2:15 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,127. T: 2:09. Officials: Sean Corbin, Marc Davis, Terry Durham.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- For the first two minutes, it was the same old New Jersey Nets. For the next 46, it was a new and improved version.

The Nets quickly climbed out of a 10-point hole and put together their best game of the season, a 109-95 victory over the road-weary Sacramento Kings that snapped a five-game losing streak.

Stephon Marbury had 26 points and 14 assists as he thoroughly outplayed Kings guard Jason Williams. Marbury scored 10 points in the pivotal third quarter, when the Nets held the Kings to 25 percent shooting and took the lead for good.

"Any win is a plus because I hate losing," Marbury said. "When you win it feels good and tonight I can sleep."

Marbury scored four points in a 9-0 burst that gave the Nets the lead for good midway through the third period and triggered an 8-0 run late in the quarter that pushed the advantage to 80-67. The lead remained at least double digits thereafter as New Jersey avenged a 105-92 loss at Sacramento on November 23.

Keith Van Horn scored 27 points for New Jersey (3-15), which had season highs in field goals (43), assists (25) and steals (13) and fell three points short of its best output of the season.

"Keith played well tonight," Marbury said. "He took his shot without hesitation. Usually, he'll hesitate and go to the basket. But tonight, his shot was all one motion."

"The way Stephon moved the ball around, the way he used the pick-and-roll, the way Keith got back his confidence to take the shot and drop it was a really good sign," Nets coach Don Casey said.

Chris Webber had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings (11-4), who sputtered after their quick start and completed a 2-3 road trip. Sacramento had 24 turnovers, seven by Webber and four by Williams, who battled foul trouble and scored only five points.

"I'm ready to go home," said Webber, who made just 6-of-19 shots.

The Kings did not look tired at the outset, racing to a 10-0 lead in the first two minutes and holding a 34-26 advantage after one quarter. Corliss Williamson scored 12 points and Webber added 11, slapping hands with a young boy in the first row after a basket.

But Williamson didn't score again, Webber seemed content to shoot jump shots and the rest of the Kings followed suit. They scored only 35 points over the next two quarters as the Nets took control.

"I feel I can play on the perimeter," the 6-10 Webber said. "One of the reasons is I get doubled a lot in the post. I want to go and see what's out there."

"We were scoring, but the second quarter we didn't move the ball, we got lax," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "The third quarter was worse and it just spiraled from there."

The Kings held a 54-52 halftime lead and a fancy pass from Williams to Webber made it 60-56 with 8:51 left in the third quarter. Marbury hit a jumper and Van Horn made a three-point play to give the Nets the lead and jumpers by Marbury and Kerry Kittles boosted the advantage to 65-60 with 6:07 remaining.

The teams traded points for three minutes before New Jersey's second surge. Marbury drove for a layup and Lucious Harris hit consecutive 3-pointers for an 80-67 bulge with 1:38 to go.

"We played harder than them and wanted the game more," Marbury said. "Everybody stepped up their games. ... Tonight we communicated on defense and got to a lot of loose balls. We played scrappy out there."

In the third quarter, Marbury made 5-of-9 shots while the Kings made 6-of-24.

"We have a tendency to get real stagnant, take shots with no one under the boards," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "It's a real problem we've had. We have quick-shot the ball."

Marbury rested at the beginning of the fourth quarter but Van Horn made sure the Kings would not come back, scoring 12 points in the period. His dunk with 5:31 to go gave the Nets their largest lead at 97-80 and allowed his teammates and coach to relax for the first time in nearly two weeks.

"It's been tough on the whole team, especially Steph and I," said Van Horn, who made 9-of-17 shots. "It feels like the world was on our shoulders."

"It's been a long time coming," Casey said. "It felt really good because they worked hard, and that makes a difference."

Harris scored 14 points and Jamie Feick grabbed 16 rebounds for the Nets, who shot 47 percent (43-of-91), including 9-of-19 from 3-point range. Van Horn and Scott Burrell sank three 3-pointers apiece.

"This is how I know we can play," Feick said. "I thought tonight was a total team effort and the defense was the key because it started our offense. We have hung in there with some tough teams, but if we had played more like tonight, we would have more wins."

The Kings, the NBA's top offensive team, shot 41.5 percent (34-of-82) and were held below 100 points for only the third time this season.

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