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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 20 23 26 30 99 SACRAMENTO 24 31 26 21 102 FINAL


BOSTON (99) AT SACRAMENTO (102)

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

WALKER F 39 3-15 12-16 6 11 17 3 3 0 1 18 MINOR F 12 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 DECLERCQ C 29 2-6 0-0 3 2 5 2 3 2 1 4 MERCER G 34 7-15 2-2 1 3 4 2 5 0 1 16 EDNEY G 21 3-4 1-2 0 1 1 8 0 3 5 7 BOWEN 26 6-6 3-6 1 0 1 0 5 4 0 15 BARROS 27 6-13 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 2 4 13 KNIGHT 18 2-8 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 0 2 4 MCCARTY 32 6-9 8-11 1 6 7 1 6 2 2 20 ROGERS 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BILLUPS DNP - COACH'S DECISION BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-79 26-37 15 26 41 19 28 14 16 99 (.456) (.703) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 16(19 PTS)

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

C WILLIAMSON F 35 8-15 5-10 2 4 6 4 5 4 3 21 OWENS F 29 3-8 2-2 2 5 7 1 6 0 2 8 STEWART C 31 1-4 5-6 3 5 8 0 4 0 4 7 RICHMOND G 38 6-17 9-11 0 2 2 6 1 2 2 23 JOHNSON G 35 9-14 0-0 3 1 4 3 4 2 2 21 HENDRICKSON 15 1-3 3-3 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 5 POLYNICE 16 3-6 1-2 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 7 DEHERE 11 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 SMITH 17 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 5 1 2 0 HURLEY 13 3-3 2-2 0 2 2 4 0 0 3 8 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - FLU T ABDUL-WAHAD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-73 27-36 14 23 37 23 31 9 20 102 (.479) (.750) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 21(23 PTS)

BOSTON 20 23 26 30 - 99 SACRAMENTO 24 31 26 21 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - WALKER 2, MCCARTY. SACRAMENTO - STEWART 3, POLYNICE 3, RICHMOND. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 1-6 (.167), EDNEY 0-1, BARROS 1-4, MCCARTY 0-1. SACRAMENTO 5-10 (.500), RICHMOND 2-7, JOHNSON 3-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, SEAN CORBIN, KEVIN FEHR. A - 13,721. T - 2:26.


BOSTON (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Walker 39 3-15 12-16 6-17 3 3 18 Minor 12 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 Declercq 29 2-6 0-0 3-5 2 3 4 Mercer 34 7-15 2-2 1-4 2 5 16 Edney 21 3-4 1-2 0-1 8 0 7 Bowen 26 6-6 3-6 1-1 0 5 15 Barros 27 6-13 0-0 1-1 3 1 13 Knight 18 2-8 0-0 2-5 0 2 4 Mccarty 32 6-9 8-11 1-7 1 6 20 Rogers 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Billups DNP - coach's decision Brown DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-79 26-37 15-41 19 28 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.703. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (Edney 0-1, Barros 1-4, Mccarty 0-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 3 (Walker 2, Mccarty). Turnovers: 16 (Edney 5, Barros 4, Knight 2, Mccarty 2, Declercq, Mercer, Walker). Steals: 14 (Bowen 4, Edney 3, Barros 2, Declercq 2, Mccarty 2, Minor).

SACRAMENTO (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Williamson 35 8-15 5-10 2-6 4 5 21 Owens 29 3-8 2-2 2-7 1 6 8 Stewart 31 1-4 5-6 3-8 0 4 7 Richmond 38 6-17 9-11 0-2 6 1 23 Johnson 35 9-14 0-0 3-4 3 4 21 Hendrickson 15 1-3 3-3 1-2 1 3 5 Polynice 16 3-6 1-2 2-2 3 2 7 Dehere 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Smith 17 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 5 0 Hurley 13 3-3 2-2 0-2 4 0 8 M Abdul-rauf DNP - flu T Abdul-wahad DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-73 27-36 14-37 23 31 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.479, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Richmond 2-7, Johnson 3-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Stewart 3, Polynice 3, Richmond). Turnovers: 21 (Stewart 4, C Williamson 3, Hurley 3, Johnson 2, Owens 2, Richmond 2, Smith 2, Hendrickson, Polynice). Steals: 9 (C Williamson 4, Johnson 2, Richmond 2, Smith). ____________________________________________ Boston 20 23 26 30 - 99 Sacramento 24 31 26 21 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,721. T: 2:26. Officials: Bob Delaney, Sean Corbin, Kevin Fehr.


GAME RECAP

Anthony Johnson returned from an ankle injury to score 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half as the Sacramento Kings matched their longest winning streak of the season at four games with a 102-99 victory over the Boston Celtics.

Mitch Richmond scored 23 points and Corliss Williamson also had 21 for the Kings, who led by as much as 21 points in winning for the fifth time in their last six games. Johnson had missed the last two games.

Walter McCarty scored a career-high 20 points and Antoine Walker added 18 and 17 rebounds for the Celtics, who fell to 1-4 on their eight-game road trip. Ron Mercer chipped in 17 points.

Speculation that Boston may have been preparing for a trade began when guards Chauncey Billups and Dee Brown were pulled from the original starting lineup and did not play.

The Celtics said a deal did not go through, but coach Rick Pitino admitted it was "all but done." Speculation has Billups, Brown and forward Roy Rogers going to Toronto for Kenny Anderson, who has yet to report to the Raptors after his trade from Portland.

"We think that if it does come through, it'll be a home run for us to have a guy like Kenny Anderson," Pitino said. "It'll definitely be a very good situation for us."

"Coach said there might be a trade in the making, you just don't know yet," Billups said. "You gotta wait and see. It's strange to be in a position like this, but that's just how it goes. It's a business. There's nothing I can do or say in this situation."

Johnson buried a three-pointer just before the buzzer to give Sacramento a 24-20 lead after one quarter. That seemed to ignite the rookie, who then led the Kings on a 9-1 burst to open the second. He hit a seven-footer to begin the period and drilled another three-pointer for a 29-20 lead less than one minute into the second.

After one free throw by little-used former King Tyus Edney, who started in the backcourt after the pre-game changes, Johnson dunked for a 10-point lead and made a layup to cap his run and make it 33-21 with 9:41 left in the half. Sacramento led by as much as 18 points in the period before Boston closed within 55-43 at the break. Walker was 0-of-11 from the field in the first half for three points.

"Early on they were double-teaming Mitch and they kept leaving me alone," Johnson said. "They allowed me to get some open shots from the three and I was able to knock some shots down early, get me some confidence and was able to get us going a little bit. Overall it was a great night for me."

The Kings took their largest lead when Michael Stewart sank two free throws for a 72-51 bulge with 5:59 left in the third quarter. Boston used an 18-7 surge to close within 79-69 on McCarty's two foul shots, but Bobby Hurley made a layup before the end of the period to give Sacramento a 12-point cushion entering the fourth.

A pair of free throws by Mark Hendrickson opened the final period and gave the Kings an 83-69 cushion, but Walker's lay-in capped a 14-5 run and sliced the deficit to 88-83 with 6:53 to go.

The Celtics trailed 92-86 on Walker's free throw with 4:56 remaining when Richmond answered with a three-pointer. But Walker's two free throws and Dana Barros' three-pointer made it 95-91 with 3:27 to go. The Kings pushed the lead back to seven, but Barros hit a desperation jumper and stole the inbounds and scored to bring the Celtics within 98-95 with 1:20 to play. But Williamson hit a layup and Boston get no closer than three again.

"They keep coming at you in the fourth quarter, they really turned up their 'D', especially the press," Richmond said. "We knew it was coming all night, we just needed to be patient and I think we handled the pressure very well, considering they force the most turnovers in the league."

Stewart had seven points and eight rebounds for the Kings, who shot 48 percent (35-of-73) from the field. Richmond hit three free throws with 8:32 left in the second quarter to hit the 17,000 mark in career points.

Bruce Bowen had 15 points and Barros 13 for the Celtics, who shot 46 percent (36-of-79) and held a 41-37 rebounding advantage.

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