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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- WASHINGTON 21 25 19 21 86 SACRAMENTO 22 29 22 15 88 FINAL


WASHINGTON (86) AT SACRAMENTO (88)

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

T MURRAY F 41 12-24 4-5 2 4 6 0 1 0 3 29 WALLACE F 27 1-2 0-0 2 6 8 1 4 1 1 2 DAVIS C 30 2-5 0-3 6 5 11 0 2 0 1 4 CHEANEY G 41 7-16 0-0 0 8 8 4 5 0 4 16 STRICKLAND G 42 6-18 8-11 0 3 3 10 2 3 3 20 GRANT 33 4-8 0-0 0 5 5 1 1 2 0 8 HAM 8 0-1 1-4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 WHITNEY 11 1-4 2-2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 4 MOTEN 7 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 EACKLES DNP - SURGERY RIGHT KNEE HOWARD DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE WEBBER DNP - STRAINED RIGHT SHOULDER

TOTALS 240 34-81 15-25 12 31 43 21 18 6 13 86 (.420) (.600) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

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

C WILLIAMSON F 38 11-19 2-6 2 4 6 3 4 0 1 24 OWENS F 32 2-10 2-4 7 5 12 2 3 3 6 7 STEWART C 31 1-3 0-0 3 7 10 0 4 0 0 2 RICHMOND G 40 10-22 6-8 0 6 6 4 2 2 1 29 DEHERE G 27 2-6 4-4 1 2 3 4 3 1 1 9 SMITH 17 1-2 1-1 2 2 4 1 0 2 1 3 M ABDUL-RAUF 24 4-14 2-2 0 4 4 3 0 2 1 10 POLYNICE 17 2-4 0-1 1 4 5 0 0 0 3 4 HENDRICKSON 14 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 T ABDUL-WAHAD DNP - BRUISED LOWER BACK HURLEY DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE JOHNSON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 33-80 17-26 17 34 51 17 19 10 14 88 (.413) (.654) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 14(14 PTS)

WASHINGTON 21 25 19 21 - 86 SACRAMENTO 22 29 22 15 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: WASHINGTON - T MURRAY 2, WALLACE 2, DAVIS, HAM. SACRAMENTO - STEWART 4, DEHERE, POLYNICE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: WASHINGTON 3-11 (.273), T MURRAY 1-7, CHEANEY 2-3, WHITNEY 0-1. SACRAMENTO 5-14 (.357), C WILLIAMSON 0-1, OWENS 1-1, RICHMOND 3-8, DEHERE 1-3, M ABDUL-RAUF 0-1. TECHNICALS: WASHINGTON - DAVIS, STRICKLAND, SACRAMENTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, BLANE REICHELT, RASHAN MICHEL. A - 17,317. T - 1:59.


WASHINGTON (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp T Murray 41 12-24 4-5 2-6 0 1 29 Wallace 27 1-2 0-0 2-8 1 4 2 Davis 30 2-5 0-3 6-11 0 2 4 Cheaney 41 7-16 0-0 0-8 4 5 16 Strickland 42 6-18 8-11 0-3 10 2 20 Grant 33 4-8 0-0 0-5 1 1 8 Ham 8 0-1 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 Whitney 11 1-4 2-2 1-1 3 1 4 Moten 7 1-3 0-0 1-1 2 1 2 Eackles DNP - surgery right knee Howard DNP - sprained left ankle Webber DNP - strained right shoulder _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 15-25 12-43 21 18 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (T Murray 1-7, Cheaney 2-3, Whitney 0-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 6 (T Murray 2, Wallace 2, Davis, Ham). Turnovers: 13 (Cheaney 4, Strickland 3, T Murray 3, Davis, Moten, Wallace). Steals: 6 (Strickland 3, Grant 2, Wallace).

SACRAMENTO (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Williamson 38 11-19 2-6 2-6 3 4 24 Owens 32 2-10 2-4 7-12 2 3 7 Stewart 31 1-3 0-0 3-10 0 4 2 Richmond 40 10-22 6-8 0-6 4 2 29 Dehere 27 2-6 4-4 1-3 4 3 9 Smith 17 1-2 1-1 2-4 1 0 3 M Abdul-rauf 24 4-14 2-2 0-4 3 0 10 Polynice 17 2-4 0-1 1-5 0 0 4 Hendrickson 14 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 3 0 T Abdul-wahad DNP - bruised lower back Hurley DNP - sprained left ankle Johnson DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-80 17-26 17-51 17 19 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.654. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (C Williamson 0-1, Owens 1-1, Richmond 3-8, Dehere 1-3, M Abdul-rauf 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 6 (Stewart 4, Dehere, Polynice). Turnovers: 14 (Owens 6, Polynice 3, C Williamson, Dehere, M Abdul-rauf, Richmond, Smith). Steals: 10 (Owens 3, M Abdul-rauf 2, Richmond 2, Smith 2, Dehere). ____________________________________________ Washington 21 25 19 21 - 86 Sacramento 22 29 22 15 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Washington 2 (Davis, 6:12 2nd; Strickland, 9:22 3rd). Sacramento 1 (Illegal Defense, 9:12 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,317. T: 1:59. Officials: Jack Nies, Blane Reichelt, Rashan Michel.


GAME RECAP

Mitch Richmond scored 29 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:30 remaining, as the Sacramento Kings defeated the shorthanded Washington Wizards for the first time in more than three years, 88-86.

Corliss Williamson added 24 points for the Kings, who blew a 14-point third-quarter lead and survived a wild finish to beat the Wizards for the first time since December 20th, 1994, a span of six losses. Sacramento also posted its second three-game winning streak of the season, having won four in a row from January 2nd-8th.

"This was a very hard-fought game," Sacramento coach Eddie Jordan said. "The Wizards have been playing very well on this road trip. They been very scrappy in every game. We just happened to fight real hard and Mitch came up again with some big shots down the stretch, and we finally rebounded when we needed to."

After Richmond's jumper snapped an 86-86 tie, the teams traded empty possessions and Washington's Chris Whitney misfired on a three-pointer with 24 seconds left. Kings forward Billy Owens grabbed the rebound but his outlet pass was intercepted by Rod Strickland, who drove the lane.

Strickland's layup rolled around the rim and out and the rebound went out of bounds off Sacramento center Michael Stewart with two-tenths of a second to play. Calbert Cheaney inbounded from beneath his own basket, but his lob pass was knocked away by Stewart and time expired.

Tracy Murray scored 29 points and Strickland added 20 and 10 assists for the Wizards, who went 2-3 on their five-game road trip. Washington again played without injured forwards Chris Webber and Juwan Howard. Webber has a strained right shoulder and Howard a sprained left ankle.

"They basically outmanned us, did a good job on the boards," Washington coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "I've asked my guys all I could ask of them, they did everything they can. But it's time for the cavalry to come over the mountain, they need some help. I'm really proud of the basketball team, we're gonna go home and look for the cavalry. The guys have shown a big heart on this road trip and that's about the best we can do."

The Kings were shorthanded in the backcourt. Point guards Anthony Johnson and Bobby Hurley both sat out with sprained left ankles and Tariq Abdul-Wahad was sidelined with a bruised lower back.

A jumper by Terry Dehere gave the Kings their largest lead at 71-57 with 3:02 remaining in the third quarter, but the Wizards closed the period with an 8-2 burst and Murray's three-pointer opened the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 73-68.

A free throw by Strickland pulled Washington into an 81-81 tie with four minutes left. But Richmond returned and completed a three-point play 13 seconds later, giving the Kings an 84-81 edge.

"A win is a win," Richmond said. "They were missing key players. We knew it would have been even tougher tonight if Webber and Howard had been in, but their bench stepped up and that's how they win, teams take them lightly and they get one from them. We knew they were making a run at us, we had the game and they came back with urgency. But we got the win and that's what matters."

Murray made a jumper and Stewart had a tip-in before Calbert Cheaney buried a three-pointer to tie the game at 86-86 with 1:51 remaining.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 12 points and Owens pulled down 12 rebounds for the Kings, who shot 41 percent (33-of-80) from the field and held a 51-43 rebounding edge. Stewart grabbed 10 boards.

Cheaney had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wizards, who shot 42 percent (34-of-81) and missed 10-of-25 free throws. Terry Davis grabbed 11 rebounds.

There were 20 lead changes in the first half, which ended with Sacramento holding a 51-46 edge. Richmond scored 19 points in the half and Murray kept the Wizards close with 18.

Williamson scored seven points in an 11-4 spurt that opened the third quarter, including a drive that gave the Kings a 62-50 bulge with 8:09 remaining.

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