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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 27 26 37 23 113 DETROIT 29 27 25 29 110 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 39, JASON WILLIAMS 23, TYRONE CORBIN 13 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 35, TERRY MILLS 24, LINDSEY HUNTER 15

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 DET - JEROME WILLIAMS 16, JERRY STACKHOUSE 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - JASON WILLIAMS 11, NICK ANDERSON 4 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 20,259


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (113) AT DETROIT (110)

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

CORBIN F 36 6-10 0-0 2 5 7 2 2 4 1 13 WEBBER F 41 17-28 4-6 6 5 11 3 3 2 8 39 DIVAC C 32 4-8 4-4 2 5 7 3 4 1 1 12 ANDERSON G 31 4-14 0-0 1 3 4 4 3 1 1 8 J WILLIAMS G 42 7-13 5-5 0 6 6 11 1 2 4 23 FUNDERBURKE 7 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 STOJAKOVIC 12 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 BARRY 19 3-5 2-2 0 2 2 1 4 1 3 10 MARTIN 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 POLLARD 14 0-0 4-6 0 3 3 0 2 1 1 4 DELK DNP - COACH'S DECISION C WILLIAMSON DNP - LOWER BACK SPASMS

TOTALS 240 43-83 19-23 11 32 43 27 23 13 21 113 (.518) (.826) TEAM REBS: 1 TOTAL TO: 21(18 PTS)

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

BUECHLER F 16 0-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 LAETTNER F 23 4-11 0-0 2 3 5 3 6 3 4 9 MILLS C 34 10-15 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 24 HUNTER G 42 7-15 0-0 2 1 3 3 3 4 1 15 STACKHOUSE G 44 12-24 9-13 1 6 7 5 1 3 9 35 WILLIAMS 29 1-6 4-6 7 9 16 2 2 3 3 6 CURRY 27 3-8 2-2 1 0 1 2 4 1 2 8 CROTTY 16 2-5 5-5 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 9 VAUGHT 9 2-3 0-0 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 4 HILL DNP - RIGHT HIP CONTUSION MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-91 20-26 16 30 46 17 27 15 21 110 (.451) (.769) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 21(23 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 27 26 37 23 - 113 DETROIT 29 27 25 29 - 110

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - WEBBER 2. DETROIT - MILLS 2, BUECHLER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 8-23 (.348), CORBIN 1-3, WEBBER 1-1, ANDERSON 0-7, J WILLIAMS 4-8, BARRY 2-4. DETROIT 8-20 (.400), LAETTNER 1-1, MILLS 4-7, HUNTER 1-7, STACKHOUSE 2-5. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - HEAD COACH ADELMAN. OFFICIALS: DAVID JONES, JIM KINSEY, JOE FORTE. A - 20,259. T - 2:14.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Corbin 36 6-10 0-0 2-7 2 2 13 Webber 41 17-28 4-6 6-11 3 3 39 Divac 32 4-8 4-4 2-7 3 4 12 Anderson 31 4-14 0-0 1-4 4 3 8 J Williams 42 7-13 5-5 0-6 11 1 23 Funderburke 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Stojakovic 12 1-1 0-0 0-3 1 1 2 Barry 19 3-5 2-2 0-2 1 4 10 Martin 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 Pollard 14 0-0 4-6 0-3 0 2 4 Delk DNP - coach's decision C Williamson DNP - lower back spasms _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-83 19-23 11-43 27 23 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.518, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Corbin 1-3, Webber 1-1, Anderson 0-7, J Williams 4-8, Barry 2-4). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 2 (Webber 2). Turnovers: 21 (Webber 8, J Williams 4, Barry 3, Anderson, Corbin, Divac, Funderburke, Pollard, Stojakovic). Steals: 13 (Corbin 4, J Williams 2, Webber 2, Anderson, Barry, Divac, Pollard, Stojakovic).

DETROIT (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Buechler 16 0-4 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 Laettner 23 4-11 0-0 2-5 3 6 9 Mills 34 10-15 0-0 0-5 1 3 24 Hunter 42 7-15 0-0 2-3 3 3 15 Stackhouse 44 12-24 9-13 1-7 5 1 35 Williams 29 1-6 4-6 7-16 2 2 6 Curry 27 3-8 2-2 1-1 2 4 8 Crotty 16 2-5 5-5 0-0 0 5 9 Vaught 9 2-3 0-0 2-6 0 2 4 Hill DNP - right hip contusion Montross DNP - coach's decision Reid DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-91 20-26 16-46 17 27 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 8-20, .400 (Laettner 1-1, Mills 4-7, Hunter 1-7, Stackhouse 2-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Mills 2, Buechler). Turnovers: 21 (Stackhouse 9, Laettner 4, Williams 3, Crotty 2, Curry 2, Hunter). Steals: 15 (Hunter 4, Laettner 3, Stackhouse 3, Williams 3, Crotty, Curry). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 27 26 37 23 - 113 Detroit 29 27 25 29 - 110 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 1 (Head Coach Adelman, 0:05 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,259. T: 2:14. Officials: David Jones, Jim Kinsey, Joe Forte.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Nearing the end of the NBA's longest road trip this season, Chris Webber felt right at home.

Playing near his hometown and in front of his mother and father, Webber scored a season-high 39 points and made a key block in the final seconds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

"I thought I was back at PAL with 13-and-under playing with my mother in the stands," Webber said. "That's what it felt like. It didn't even feel like a game today, just like a lot of fun."

Webber was born and raised in Detroit and attended Michigan, leading the "Fab Five" to a pair of Final Four appearances in his only two college seasons. Clearly excited about playing in his hometown, he shot 17-of-28 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds.

"Definitely my best," Webber said. "I've always had bad games in Detroit. When I was here as a rookie (in 1993), I was so pumped up and then I got hurt by (Bill) Laimbeer in the first 40 seconds. The next time, I didn't play that well, either. Tonight, I came in with a positive mind-set."

"I think that's the case with anybody when they come back home," teammate Jason Williams said. "He got all his friends and family here and he wants to play good. I don't know if he can play any better than he did tonight. When he gets his jumpers going, he's hard to stop. Call me biased but I think he's the best player in the league."

Webber fell one point shy of his career high, set December 27, 1995 against Golden State while with Washington. His previous season high was 37 on two occasions.

The 6-10 All-Star forward scored eight points in an 18-1 second-half burst that gave the Kings the lead for good. In the final seconds, the Pistons had a chance to tie, but Webber partially blocked Lindsey Hunter's 3-pointer.

"You can see that Chris Webber is playing the best basketball of his career," Pistons coach Alvin Gentry said. "I don't understand why people aren't talking about him as the MVP. He might be the most improved player in the league."

After the horn sounded, Webber ran to the courtside seats to shake hands with his father and hug his mother. He spoke again with his parents after the game.

"We just talked about growing up and doing stuff around the house that she used to yell at me about," Webber said. "She was just teasing me about it. It felt good that she was on the side. But she was very nervous at the end. But Jon Barry gave her a wink and calmed her down."

Williams bounced back with 23 points and 11 assists for the Kings, who improved to 3-3 on their eight-game road trip which concludes with stops in Indiana and Philadelphia.

"It's a great win for us on this trip," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "It gets us back to .500 with Indiana and Philly coming up. It's one we really needed."

Williams, the flashy guard who had a combined seven points and three technical fouls in the previous two games, scored 19 points in the pivotal third quarter.

"I thought he played a really good first half," Adelman noted. "He has the ability to make shots and be a major impact in the game. In the first half he had nine assists, in the second half he got more aggressive and made more shots."

Jerry Stackhouse scored 35 points and Terry Mills added 24 for the Pistons, who again played without All-Star forward Grant Hill and lost for the eighth time in nine games. Hill missed his fourth game with a bruised hip.

"It's really frustrating," said Stackhouse, who committed nine of Detroit's 21 turnovers. "We had a good chance to win it but we had too many breakdowns down the stretch."

"We have to cut down on our stupid turnovers," Gentry said. "We're giving up too many easy baskets. When you do that, it makes it hard to win games."

In the matchup of the NBA's two highest-scoring teams, a tip-in by Christian Laettner gave Detroit an 80-74 lead with 4:59 left in the third quarter.

Webber made a jumper to ignite the burst, then moved inside for three more baskets. Meanwhile, Williams, who already had found the range with two 3-pointers, drilled two more. Webber's layup gave Sacramento a 92-81 lead with 11:17 remaining.

"He's a 24 percent shooter for his career (from 3-point range) so you have to let him take those shots," Gentry said. "Most nights, he's not going to beat you with those shots so you have to let him take them. Tonight, he made them."

"Those are the shots you want him to take," Stackhouse said. "He was taking those 3-pointers three and four feet behind the line. Tonight, he just hit them. We played the percentages and we lost."

Williams was 4-of-8 from 3-point range, benefiting from Webber's post play.

"I thought that Lindsey was backing up a little bit, worrying about me penetrating," he said. "So I did what anybody would do, pull up and take what the defense gives you."

"(Teammate) Darrick Martin's favorite phrase is, `impose your will', so I was trying to go strong to the post," Webber said. "It was good that I did that because it opened things up outside."

Two free throws by Webber provided the Kings with a 109-101 lead with 1:59 remaining before the Pistons scored seven consecutive points, closing to 109-108 on two foul shots by John Crotty with 23 seconds to go.

Barry and Williams each made a pair of free throws around a layup by Hunter before Webber's game-saving block.

Tyrone Corbin scored 13 points and Vlade Divac added 12 for the Kings, who shot 52 percent (43-of-83) and also committed 21 turnovers.

Hunter scored 15 points and Jerome Williams grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 45 percent (41-of-91).

Stackhouse scored 21 points to offset 15 by Webber and give Detroit a 56-53 halftime lead.

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