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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 34 22 21 17 94 MEMPHIS 22 29 23 24 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - PREDRAG STOJAKOVIC 21, MIKE BIBBY 20, VLADE DIVAC 12 MEM - RODNEY BUFORD 21, JASON WILLIAMS 19, SHANE BATTIER 16

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - VLADE DIVAC 12, SCOT POLLARD 12 MEM - TONY MASSENBURG 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - MIKE BIBBY 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3 MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 13, BREVIN KNIGHT 11

ATT: 12,215


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (94) AT MEMPHIS (98)

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

POLLARD F 37 4-7 1-4 4 8 12 2 3 3 1 9 STOJAKOVIC F 42 9-19 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 2 1 21 DIVAC C 35 4-11 4-8 2 10 12 3 2 1 6 12 BIBBY G 40 8-19 4-4 0 6 6 11 1 1 4 20 CHRISTIE G 41 3-7 5-6 2 5 7 3 3 0 2 11 TURKOGLU 15 2-8 2-2 0 2 2 1 5 0 0 6 JACKSON 20 3-5 4-6 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 11 FUNDERBURKE 10 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 CLEAVES DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION SMITH DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-80 20-30 10 38 48 24 19 8 15 94 (.438) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

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

BUFORD F 46 10-16 0-0 1 6 7 1 3 1 0 21 GASOL F 33 6-11 3-4 1 5 6 3 5 0 1 15 AUSTIN C 26 3-8 0-0 1 6 7 1 2 1 1 6 BATTIER G 36 5-8 6-10 3 2 5 1 4 0 2 16 WILLIAMS G 33 7-23 2-2 0 3 3 13 0 4 2 19 LONG 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 MASSENBURG 21 5-8 0-0 2 8 10 0 1 0 2 10 ANDERSON 17 1-5 0-0 0 5 5 1 1 1 2 2 KNIGHT 21 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 11 3 1 1 4 SOLOMON 4 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 SWIFT DNP - HYPEREXTENDED ELBOW WRIGHT DNP - SPRAINED WRIST

TOTALS 240 41-86 11-16 8 36 44 31 21 8 11 98 (.477) (.688) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 11(12 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 34 22 21 17 - 94 MEMPHIS 22 29 23 24 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - POLLARD 3, DIVAC. MEMPHIS - AUSTIN 2, GASOL, BATTIER, KNIGHT, LONG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 4-10 (.400), STOJAKOVIC 3-5, DIVAC 0-1, CHRISTIE 0-2, JACKSON 1-2. MEMPHIS 5-15 (.333), BUFORD 1-2, WILLIAMS 3-10, ANDERSON 0-1, SOLOMON 1-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: KEN MAUER, GREG WILLARD, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 12,215. T - 2:10.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pollard 37 4-7 1-4 4-12 2 3 9 Stojakovic 42 9-19 0-0 1-5 1 2 21 Divac 35 4-11 4-8 2-12 3 2 12 Bibby 40 8-19 4-4 0-6 11 1 20 Christie 41 3-7 5-6 2-7 3 3 11 Turkoglu 15 2-8 2-2 0-2 1 5 6 Jackson 20 3-5 4-6 1-2 3 3 11 Funderburke 10 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 0 4 Cleaves DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - coach's decision Smith DNP - coach's decision Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 20-30 10-48 24 19 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Stojakovic 3-5, Divac 0-1, Christie 0-2, Jackson 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 4 (Pollard 3, Divac). Turnovers: 15 (Divac 6, Bibby 4, Christie 2, Jackson, Pollard, Stojakovic). Steals: 8 (Pollard 3, Stojakovic 2, Bibby, Divac, Jackson).

MEMPHIS (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Buford 46 10-16 0-0 1-7 1 3 21 Gasol 33 6-11 3-4 1-6 3 5 15 Austin 26 3-8 0-0 1-7 1 2 6 Battier 36 5-8 6-10 3-5 1 4 16 Williams 33 7-23 2-2 0-3 13 0 19 Long 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Massenburg 21 5-8 0-0 2-10 0 1 10 Anderson 17 1-5 0-0 0-5 1 1 2 Knight 21 2-4 0-0 0-1 11 3 4 Solomon 4 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 5 Swift DNP - hyperextended elbow Wright DNP - sprained wrist _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-86 11-16 8-44 31 21 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Buford 1-2, Williams 3-10, Anderson 0-1, Solomon 1-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 6 (Austin 2, Gasol, Battier, Knight, Long). Turnovers: 11 (Anderson 2, Battier 2, Massenburg 2, Williams 2, Austin, Gasol, Knight). Steals: 8 (Williams 4, Anderson, Austin, Buford, Knight). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 34 22 21 17 - 94 Memphis 22 29 23 24 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,215. T: 2:10. Officials: Ken Mauer, Greg Willard, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Maybe the Sacramento Kings should have let Jason Williams play in the fourth quarter.

Williams had 19 points and 13 assists, dominating his former team in the final minutes as the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies stunned the Kings, 98-94.

For the better part of his three seasons in Sacramento, the flashy but often ineffective Williams found himself on the bench in the fourth quarter. After getting traded for the reliable Mike Bibby in the offseason, Williams used his first meeting with his former squad to show what he can do down the stretch.

"I don't think we took it personally, he took it personally," said Kings guard Bobby Jackson. "He wanted to beat us badly. He put the team on his shoulders and made some key shots. He made some key assists and did the right things to get them the win."

"He's one of your money guys," Memphis coach Sidney Lowe said. "You have to be with him when he accomplishes a win and when he fails. You stick with him. We're in this thing for the good and the bad so I put him in there to finish the game for us."

Williams re-entered the game with 4:37 remaining and assisted on Tony Massenburg's dunk just 40 seconds later to spark a 13-2 game-ending run.

Williams drained 20-foot jumper in front of the Sacramento bench to bring the Grizzlies within 92-90 with 2:17 left and tied it moments later. He picked up a loose ball on the defensive end and ran downcourt, using a behind-the-back move to go around Bibby and make a game-tying layup with 1:56 to go.

Spanish rookie Pau Gasol gave Memphis the lead, 94-92, on a layup off a one-handed pass from Williams with 1:11 left.

Williams drained a jumper over Bibby with 42 seconds remaining and made a pair of free throws with seven seconds to go as Memphis snapped a six-game losing streak and five-game slide to the Kings.

Sacramento did not make a shot in the final 4:48, making just 4-of-6 free throws in the final 4:07.

"If you can hold a team like that to no field goals in five minutes then you've got a pretty good chance," Lowe said. "Hopefully the guys saw tonight what it takes to win."

Rodney Buford scored a career-high 21 points and rookie Shane Battier added 15 for the Grizzlies, who played without injured forwards Stromile Swift and Lorenzen Wright.

"Everyone had to pick up the slack, that's life in the NBA," Battier said, "You're always going to have some sort of injuries, but you've got to find a way and that's what we did tonight with a total team effort."

Isaac Austin started in place of Wright, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, and had six points and seven rebounds.

"Guys got hurt and there was an opportunity for me to play," Austin said. "You've got to take advantage, it's about staying ready in this league. We're going to wait until our guys get healthy and try to continue what we're doing."

Gasol finished with 15 points and Massenburg added 10 off the bench.

Peja Stojakovic scored 21 points to lead Sacramento, which had a three-game winning streak snapped and has lost three of its last four on the road.

"This is a game we should've won," Jackson said. "A team that is 1-11, for us to be a championship team, we have to beat teams like this."

Bibby scored 20 points, Doug Christie added 11 and Vlade Divac had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings.

Sacramento closed the first quarter on an 18-6 run to take a 34-22 lead. It has its biggest lead, 50-35, 3:59 left in the second quarter before the Grizzlies closed the half with a 16-6 burst.

Williams nailed three 3-pointers during the burst and rookie Will Solomon scored his only four points as Memphis pulled within 56-51 at the half.

"I didn't think we played very good in the second at all," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "Even though we were up 15, we had lapses defensively. Then they got back in the game and they hung around. We had a chance to open it up and we couldn't do it."

The Kings reeled off eight straight points to take a 64-56 lead with 8:37 left in the third, but the Grizzlies repsonded with six in a row to close within a basket, but would not get the lead until Williams took over the final minutes.

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