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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 17 27 21 27 92 SACRAMENTO 17 34 26 28 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 20, JEFF HORNACEK 14, BRYON RUSSELL 11 SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 20, JASON WILLIAMS 18, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - GREG OSTERTAG 13, SCOTT PADGETT 10 SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 9, VLADE DIVAC 8

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 9, HOWARD EISLEY 4 SAC - JASON WILLIAMS 5, JON BARRY 3

ATT: 17,317


Extended Box

UTAH (92) AT SACRAMENTO (105)

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

MALONE F 30 7-15 6-8 0 7 7 1 5 1 3 20 PADGETT F 18 2-6 0-0 3 7 10 2 1 0 2 6 POLYNICE C 16 0-4 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 HORNACEK G 34 5-12 3-5 2 3 5 0 2 3 3 14 STOCKTON G 26 3-9 0-0 0 0 0 9 2 1 1 6 RUSSELL 20 5-8 0-0 1 3 4 0 6 1 1 11 EISLEY 21 4-12 0-0 0 2 2 4 3 0 3 8 OSTERTAG 27 3-7 4-4 4 9 13 1 4 0 3 10 CHILCUTT 20 3-6 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 7 VAUGHN 12 2-3 6-6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 10 KEEFE 13 0-5 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 LEWIS 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 34-88 19-23 17 34 51 19 29 6 17 92 (.386) (.826) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(25 PTS)

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

WEBBER F 35 8-18 4-7 2 7 9 1 4 1 3 20 C WILLIAMSON F 26 3-11 2-3 3 4 7 2 2 0 1 8 DIVAC C 24 5-7 0-1 3 5 8 1 4 1 1 10 ANDERSON G 31 5-11 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 12 J WILLIAMS G 31 6-14 4-4 0 2 2 5 2 2 4 18 MARTIN 17 1-6 1-4 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 POLLARD 18 1-2 2-2 1 4 5 1 5 1 0 4 STOJAKOVIC 22 3-7 0-0 1 3 4 2 3 0 2 7 FUNDERBURKE 19 3-6 5-6 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 11 BARRY 17 4-6 2-2 0 1 1 3 4 3 1 12 CORBIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION DELK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-88 20-29 15 33 48 19 26 9 13 105 (.443) (.690) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

UTAH 17 27 21 27 - 92 SACRAMENTO 17 34 26 28 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - PADGETT 2, MALONE. SACRAMENTO - WEBBER 4, POLLARD 2, BARRY, DIVAC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 5-10 (.500), PADGETT 2-3, HORNACEK 1-3, STOCKTON 0-1, RUSSELL 1-1, EISLEY 0-1, CHILCUTT 1-1. SACRAMENTO 7-21 (.333), ANDERSON 2-4, J WILLIAMS 2-9, MARTIN 0-2, STOJAKOVIC 1-2, BARRY 2-4. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - UTH. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, SCOTT FOSTER, DEE KANTNER. A - 17,317. T - 2:17.


Box Score

UTAH (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 30 7-15 6-8 0-7 1 5 20 Padgett 18 2-6 0-0 3-10 2 1 6 Polynice 16 0-4 0-0 3-4 0 2 0 Hornacek 34 5-12 3-5 2-5 0 2 14 Stockton 26 3-9 0-0 0-0 9 2 6 Russell 20 5-8 0-0 1-4 0 6 11 Eisley 21 4-12 0-0 0-2 4 3 8 Ostertag 27 3-7 4-4 4-13 1 4 10 Chilcutt 20 3-6 0-0 2-3 2 0 7 Vaughn 12 2-3 6-6 0-1 0 1 10 Keefe 13 0-5 0-0 2-2 0 2 0 Lewis 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-88 19-23 17-51 19 29 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.386, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Padgett 2-3, Hornacek 1-3, Stockton 0-1, Russell 1-1, Eisley 0-1, Chilcutt 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Padgett 2, Malone). Turnovers: 18 (Eisley 3, Hornacek 3, Malone 3, Ostertag 3, Padgett 2, Keefe, Russell, Stockton). Steals: 6 (Hornacek 3, Malone, Russell, Stockton).

SACRAMENTO (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Webber 35 8-18 4-7 2-9 1 4 20 C Williamson 26 3-11 2-3 3-7 2 2 8 Divac 24 5-7 0-1 3-8 1 4 10 Anderson 31 5-11 0-0 1-4 1 0 12 J Williams 31 6-14 4-4 0-2 5 2 18 Martin 17 1-6 1-4 0-1 2 2 3 Pollard 18 1-2 2-2 1-5 1 5 4 Stojakovic 22 3-7 0-0 1-4 2 3 7 Funderburke 19 3-6 5-6 4-7 1 0 11 Barry 17 4-6 2-2 0-1 3 4 12 Corbin DNP - coach's decision Delk DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-88 20-29 15-48 19 26 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (Anderson 2-4, J Williams 2-9, Martin 0-2, Stojakovic 1-2, Barry 2-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 8 (Webber 4, Pollard 2, Barry, Divac). Turnovers: 13 (J Williams 4, Webber 3, Stojakovic 2, Barry, C Williamson, Divac, Martin). Steals: 9 (Barry 3, J Williams 2, Anderson, Divac, Pollard, Webber). ____________________________________________ Utah 17 27 21 27 - 92 Sacramento 17 34 26 28 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 1 (Uth, 5:12 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,317. T: 2:17. Officials: Dan Crawford, Scott Foster, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

SACRAMENTO, California (Ticker) -- Game Six goes to the Kings.

In what had the look and feel of a continuation of last season's playoff series, the Sacramento Kings roared past the Utah Jazz, 105-92, with a balanced attack led by Chris Webber's 20 points.

The Kings opened the season with a pair of games in Japan and were playing at Arco Arena for the first time since Game Four of their Western Conference first-round series against the Jazz. Facing elimination, the slower but more experienced Jazz won that game by one point and returned home to capture Game Five in overtime.

"We can't take back last year," Webber said. "They beat us last year. They were the better team."

"I guess you could say we kind of made a statement but I think most of us really didn't think much about last year," said Kings center Vlade Divac, who scored 10 points.

In front of a sellout crowd of 17,317, many wearing shirts that said "Purple Reign," the Kings broke open a close game with an 18-6 run in the third quarter, then put away the Jazz with another burst in the final period.

"There was something definitely out there, something you can feel," said Kings guard Nick Anderson, who was acquired in the offseason. "And I gotta tell you, it's great to be a part of it. The game's intensity was incredible and I hope it stays like this. Hopefully we can carry this over to each game."

Sacramento guard Jon Barry made two 3-pointers during the last spurt and had to be restrained by teammates after hopping and skipping his way upcourt. Barry finished with 12 points off the bench.

"Barry gave us a lift tonight in the fourth," Divac said. "He was really big."

"I thought we had some huge production from our bench," Barry said. "We were able to come in and get some big minutes and plays and give our starters a break."

The crowd also got into it, harshly booing former King Olden Polynice and delivering a mock cheer when Jazz forward Karl Malone was knocked to the floor late in the second quarter. Malone was motionless on the floor for about a minute before being helped to his feet.

"Anytime you see something like that, it's just a crazy thing," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "But I'm amazed at this business. The more that I see. When a player gets hurt, the fans cheer. If they need to win that badly, then I really don't care."

"If it's a rivalry, then fine, let it be a rivalry," Polynice said. "But people pay money to see basketball and not all that other crap. People don't understand. His family's watching. The NBA is riding high on the Kings right now. These fans finally got a good team. Let them enjoy it."

Jason Williams added 18 points for the Kings (2-1), who had six players in double figures and shot 44 percent (39-of-88) from the field.

The foul-plagued Malone scored 20 points for the Jazz (3-3), who were coming off a home victory over powerful Portland. Utah shot less than 39 percent (34-of-88) and committed 18 turnovers.

"All last year and after the Finals (in 1997 and 1998) it's been like this, with other teams gunning for us," said Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek, who scored 14 points. "We have to prepare for them. Right now, we're not at that level."

A basket by Malone pulled the Jazz within 53-52 early through the third quarter before the Kings took control. Williams scored the first eight points of the burst and a short jumper by Divac extended the lead to 63-55 with 6:09 to go.

Utah's Howard Eisley made a 3-pointer before three-point plays by Webber and Corliss Williamson and a dunk by Divac built Sacramento's lead to 71-58 with 3:28 remaining.

The Jazz scored the first six points of the fourth quarter and a 3-pointer by Pete Chilcutt cut the deficit to 80-74 with 9:44 left. But Malone picked up his fifth foul during Sacramento's 10-2 spurt that included two 3-pointers by Barry, the second giving the Kings a 95-78 bulge with 4:52 to go and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

"Our sixth man was great tonight and we're gonna need that every night," said Anderson, who scored 12 points.

Lawrence Funderburke had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Kings. Webber pulled down nine rebounds and Divac grabbed eight.

Greg Ostertag had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, whose starters were outscored, 68-46.

"It would be too easy to say that we turned the corner and I don't even want to get into that," Webber said. "It's only our third game and this year is totally different. We played good basketball tonight. We have another year more of maturity and now we're really hungry."

After a slow start, Webber scored nine points in the second quarter to help the Kings grab a 51-44 halftime lead.

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