databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 18 24 29 21 92 UTAH 35 12 19 20 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 26, PREDRAG STOJAKOVIC 25, BOBBY JACKSON 13 UTH - KARL MALONE 21, DONYELL MARSHALL 14, BRYON RUSSELL 12

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - VLADE DIVAC 12, CHRIS WEBBER 8 UTH - KARL MALONE 9, DONYELL MARSHALL 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - JASON WILLIAMS 7, DOUG CHRISTIE 4 UTH - KARL MALONE 5, DONYELL MARSHALL 5

ATT: 19,911


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (92) AT UTAH (86)

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

STOJAKOVIC F 44 7-16 8-8 1 5 6 1 2 1 3 25 WEBBER F 37 11-20 4-7 0 8 8 2 5 4 4 26 DIVAC C 30 3-7 2-3 4 8 12 3 4 1 5 8 CHRISTIE G 33 2-8 7-8 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 12 WILLIAMS G 22 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 7 4 2 4 2 POLLARD 23 1-2 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 1 0 2 BARRY 15 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 FUNDERBURKE 6 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 JACKSON 26 6-10 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 3 2 13 ANDERSON 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MARTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TURKOGLU DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 33-73 21-26 12 30 42 18 21 14 20 92 (.452) (.808) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 20(27 PTS)

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

MALONE F 40 8-17 5-8 1 8 9 5 3 3 3 21 MARSHALL F 34 6-14 2-2 1 7 8 5 1 1 3 14 POLYNICE C 22 3-5 0-0 2 5 7 1 4 0 1 6 RUSSELL G 46 4-10 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 1 2 12 STOCKTON G 28 4-10 2-2 1 2 3 4 3 2 5 11 VAUGHN 15 0-3 6-6 0 0 0 3 2 1 3 6 OSTERTAG 17 0-2 0-0 3 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 STARKS 23 4-9 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 3 1 9 MANNING 10 2-5 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 5 CROTTY 5 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-76 16-20 11 31 42 22 24 12 20 86 (.421) (.800) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 23(23 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 18 24 29 21 - 92 UTAH 35 12 19 20 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - CHRISTIE 3, DIVAC 2, JACKSON, POLLARD. UTAH - MALONE, MARSHALL, OSTERTAG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 5-14 (.357), STOJAKOVIC 3-6, CHRISTIE 1-3, WILLIAMS 0-1, BARRY 0-1, JACKSON 1-3. UTAH 6-14 (.429), MARSHALL 0-2, RUSSELL 4-6, STOCKTON 1-3, STARKS 1-3. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - WEBBER, DIVAC, ILLEGAL DEFENSE, HEAD COACH ADELMAN, UTAH - POLYNICE, ILLEGAL DEFENSE, MALONE. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, RON OLESIAK, KEVIN FEHR. A - 19,911. T - 2:22.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Stojakovic 44 7-16 8-8 1-6 1 2 25 Webber 37 11-20 4-7 0-8 2 5 26 Divac 30 3-7 2-3 4-12 3 4 8 Christie 33 2-8 7-8 1-3 4 2 12 Williams 22 1-4 0-0 1-2 7 4 2 Pollard 23 1-2 0-0 3-6 0 3 2 Barry 15 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Funderburke 6 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 Jackson 26 6-10 0-0 2-4 1 1 13 Anderson 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Martin DNP - coach's decision Turkoglu DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-73 21-26 12-42 18 21 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Stojakovic 3-6, Christie 1-3, Williams 0-1, Barry 0-1, Jackson 1-3). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 7 (Christie 3, Divac 2, Jackson, Pollard). Turnovers: 20 (Divac 5, Webber 4, Williams 4, Stojakovic 3, Barry 2, Jackson 2). Steals: 14 (Webber 4, Jackson 3, Williams 2, Barry, Christie, Divac, Pollard, Stojakovic).

UTAH (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 40 8-17 5-8 1-9 5 3 21 Marshall 34 6-14 2-2 1-8 5 1 14 Polynice 22 3-5 0-0 2-7 1 4 6 Russell 46 4-10 0-0 1-5 1 3 12 Stockton 28 4-10 2-2 1-3 4 3 11 Vaughn 15 0-3 6-6 0-0 3 2 6 Ostertag 17 0-2 0-0 3-6 0 1 0 Starks 23 4-9 0-0 1-2 2 4 9 Manning 10 2-5 1-2 0-1 0 2 5 Crotty 5 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 Lewis DNP - coach's decision Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-76 16-20 11-42 22 24 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.421, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Marshall 0-2, Russell 4-6, Stockton 1-3, Starks 1-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 3 (Malone, Marshall, Ostertag). Turnovers: 23 (Stockton 5, Malone 3, Marshall 3, Vaughn 3, Russell 2, Crotty, Manning, Polynice, Starks). Steals: 12 (Malone 3, Starks 3, Stockton 2, Marshall, Ostertag, Russell, Vaughn). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 18 24 29 21 - 92 Utah 35 12 19 20 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 4 (Webber, 4:44 1st; Divac, 2:30 1st; Illegal Defense, 1:12 1st; Head Coach Adelman, 1:02 1st). Utah 3 (Polynice, 4:31 1st; Illegal Defense, 8:58 3rd; Malone, 2:57 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:22. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Ron Olesiak, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Sacramento Kings moved closer to their first division title since the days of Oscar Robertson. The Utah Jazz moved closer to an early playoff exit.

Chris Webber scored 26 points as the Kings erased a 21-point deficit and rallied for a 92-86 victory over the slumping Jazz, who dropped to the bottom half of the Western Conference playoff bracket.

"When you overcome a big deficit like that and beat a good team at their home, it feels really good," Webber said. "We have the season series tiebreaker with them now. ... Anytime you beat them, you're happy, and to beat them after being down by so much makes it feel real good."

The Kings improved to 50-24 as they maintained a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division. They last won a division title in the 1978-79 campaign, when they were in Kansas City and took the Midwest with a 48-34 record.

The club reached 50 wins for the first time since the 1963-64 season -- when they were known as the Cincinnati Royals, led by Robertson and captured the Western Division with a 55-25 mark.

While the Kings are climbing, the Jazz are plummeting. After beating Phoenix on March 9, Utah led the West with a 43-18 mark. But it has not beaten a playoff-bound team since.

The Jazz (49-26) fell into a fourth-place tie with Dallas in the West. The Mavericks own the tiebreaker edge, meaning the Jazz would be fifth and on the road for their playoff opener.

Peja Stojakovic scored 25 points for the Kings, who trailed 43-22 midway through the second quarter but took the lead for good just over 14 minutes later. Stojakovic made two clutch free throws with 33 seconds left as Sacramento defeated Utah for the third time in four meetings this season.

"The way they got out on us early, I didn't panic too much because we've dug those kind of holes before and we were able to come back," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "It was coming down the stretch ... that I began to get concerned."

"I don't think we ever recovered from that emotionally because we seemed to hang our heads down after they got back in the ballgame there at the end of the second quarter," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said.

Karl Malone had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who could not sustain their early energy and fell to 26-13 at home, their worst mark since moving into the Delta Center in 1993.

Two free throws by Stojakovic gave the Kings an 80-71 lead with 6:31 left. The Jazz rattled off seven straight points before Stojakovic made a runner for an 82-78 edge with 4:28 to go.

A 3-pointer by Bryon Russell kept Utah within 86-84 with 1:41 to play. Webber hit a free throw, but a layup by John Stockton cut the deficit to 87-86 with 48 seconds left.

However, the Jazz did not score again. Stojakovic made his foul shots with 33 seconds to go and Stockton missed a drive. Doug Christie grabbed the rebound and added a free throw with 22 seconds remaining and Bobby Jackson's breakaway layup closed the scoring.

"I thought our guys did a good job of maintaining their composure down the stretch," Adelman said.

Jackson scored 13 points and Christie added 12 for the Kings, who shot 45 percent (33-of-73) from the field and committed 20 turnovers.

Donyell Marshall scored 14 points, Russell added 12 and Stockton 11 for the Jazz, who shot 42 percent (32-of-76) and committed 23 turnovers.

"I don't know what happened after the first quarter," Russell said. "All hell just broke loose and we started going downhill."

Malone and Marshall each scored eight points in the first period as Utah bolted to a 35-18 lead. Two free throws by Malone gave the Jazz a 43-22 advantage with 6:03 left in the second quarter.

Sacramento closed the quarter with a 20-4 burst, cutting the deficit to 47-42 at halftime. The surge continued in the third quarter and a layup by Stojakovic gave the Kings the lead for good at 62-61 with 3:57 left.

"We've really fell back early a few times and we've been able to come back and we don't do it in trying to get it all back at once," Christie said. "We know that we're going to get two here and three there and once you get within eight and 10 points on the other team, they get a little tight."

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com