databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 23 37 30 12 102 BOSTON 23 27 15 20 85 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - PREDRAG STOJAKOVIC 24, MIKE BIBBY 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 15 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 26, PAUL PIERCE 16, ERICK STRICKLAND 9

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - VLADE DIVAC 14, SCOT POLLARD 9 BOS - PAUL PIERCE 8, ANTOINE WALKER 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - VLADE DIVAC 10, DOUG CHRISTIE 5 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (102) AT BOSTON (85)

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

POLLARD F 36 4-6 1-2 1 8 9 1 4 0 2 9 STOJAKOVIC F 39 9-16 4-4 0 5 5 2 1 2 3 24 DIVAC C 38 5-9 5-5 1 13 14 10 2 1 5 15 BIBBY G 32 7-13 1-1 0 7 7 4 0 2 2 16 CHRISTIE G 34 5-10 4-4 0 4 4 5 4 4 2 15 JACKSON 15 2-7 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 7 FUNDERBURKE 15 2-6 2-2 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 6 TURKOGLU 24 3-8 2-2 0 6 6 3 2 1 3 10 WALLACE 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 CLEAVES 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 PRICE DNP - LOWER BACK PAIN WEBBER DNP - FLU

TOTALS 240 37-76 20-22 6 47 53 26 16 10 19 102 (.487) (.909) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 19(16 PTS)

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

PIERCE F 35 7-19 2-4 0 8 8 1 2 1 1 16 WALKER F 31 11-25 1-2 2 5 7 5 1 2 3 26 BATTIE C 17 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 1 2 ANDERSON G 25 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 6 E WILLIAMS G 23 0-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 4 0 0 0 STRICKLAND 22 3-7 1-1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3 9 POTAPENKO 21 2-7 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 4 MCCARTY 25 1-6 1-2 2 2 4 1 2 1 0 4 PALACIO 14 2-3 4-6 0 2 2 3 0 2 1 8 BLOUNT 14 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 2 0 4 JOHNSON 9 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 FORTE 4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 34-89 11-17 8 33 41 20 17 11 11 85 (.382) (.647) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 12(22 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 23 37 30 12 - 102 BOSTON 23 27 15 20 - 85

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - POLLARD 2, CHRISTIE, TURKOGLU, DIVAC. BOSTON - POTAPENKO. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 8-18 (.444), STOJAKOVIC 2-4, BIBBY 1-3, CHRISTIE 1-3, JACKSON 2-4, TURKOGLU 2-4. BOSTON 6-24 (.250), PIERCE 0-6, WALKER 3-9, E WILLIAMS 0-1, STRICKLAND 2-2, MCCARTY 1-4, PALACIO 0-1, JOHNSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - STRICKLAND. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, GARY BENSON, RON GARRETSON. A - 15,621. T - 1:58.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pollard 36 4-6 1-2 1-9 1 4 9 Stojakovic 39 9-16 4-4 0-5 2 1 24 Divac 38 5-9 5-5 1-14 10 2 15 Bibby 32 7-13 1-1 0-7 4 0 16 Christie 34 5-10 4-4 0-4 5 4 15 Jackson 15 2-7 1-2 1-2 0 1 7 Funderburke 15 2-6 2-2 3-6 0 1 6 Turkoglu 24 3-8 2-2 0-6 3 2 10 Wallace 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Cleaves 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Price DNP - lower back pain Webber DNP - flu _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-76 20-22 6-53 26 16 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.909. 3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (Stojakovic 2-4, Bibby 1-3, Christie 1-3, Jackson 2-4, Turkoglu 2-4). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 5 (Pollard 2, Christie, Turkoglu, Divac). Turnovers: 19 (Divac 5, Stojakovic 3, Turkoglu 3, Bibby 2, Christie 2, Pollard 2, Jackson, Wallace). Steals: 10 (Christie 4, Bibby 2, Stojakovic 2, Divac, Turkoglu).

BOSTON (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pierce 35 7-19 2-4 0-8 1 2 16 Walker 31 11-25 1-2 2-7 5 1 26 Battie 17 0-0 2-2 2-4 0 3 2 Anderson 25 3-6 0-0 0-2 1 1 6 E Williams 23 0-5 0-0 0-3 3 4 0 Strickland 22 3-7 1-1 0-2 3 1 9 Potapenko 21 2-7 0-0 0-2 1 1 4 Mccarty 25 1-6 1-2 2-4 1 2 4 Palacio 14 2-3 4-6 0-2 3 0 8 Blount 14 2-4 0-0 2-5 1 2 4 Johnson 9 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 Forte 4 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-89 11-17 8-41 20 17 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.382, FT-.647. 3-Point Goals: 6-24, .250 (Pierce 0-6, Walker 3-9, E Williams 0-1, Strickland 2-2, Mccarty 1-4, Palacio 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 1 (Potapenko). Turnovers: 12 (Strickland 3, Walker 3, Anderson, Battie, Palacio, Pierce, Potapenko). Steals: 11 (Blount 2, Palacio 2, Walker 2, Anderson, Mccarty, Pierce, Potapenko, Strickland). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 23 37 30 12 - 102 Boston 23 27 15 20 - 85 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 1 (Strickland, 1:53 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,621. T: 1:58. Officials: Jim Clark, Gary Benson, Ron Garretson.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Even without Chris Webber, the Sacramento Kings had way too much for the Boston Celtics.

Peja Stojakovic led a second-quarter surge and Doug Christie and Mike Bibby kept it going in the third period as the Kings raced to a 102-85 victory over the Celtics.

Webber sat out with a stomach virus that slowed him in Monday's loss at New Jersey which snapped a five-game winning streak. Without its All-Star power forward, Sacramento started another streak and improved to 18-7 without Webber.

"We didn't think about it," Stojakovic said. "We played without Chris for the first 20 games and when you have a good team, other guys step up."

Stojakovic scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half. He kept the Kings in it early, then scored seven points in a 26-8 surge that closed the second quarter and gave Sacramento a 60-50 lead.

Christie scored nine points and Bibby eight in the third period, when the Kings shot 68 percent (13-of-19) from the field and widened the lead to 90-65 entering the final 12 minutes.

Vlade Divac assumed Webber's presence in the low post and had 15 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh career triple-double. Overall, Sacramento shot 49 percent (37-of-76) and held a 53-41 rebounding edge.

"This team is special because no matter who is out, someone steps up," Divac said. "We have had a lot of games where Peja or myself are the guys. This team is very, very tight."

"I think once we got a roll going, our confidence level went up and everything went our way," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "The third quarter, we just shot the lights out. We got them down and we kept them down."

Bibby scored 16 points and Christie added 15 for Sacramento, which has won consecutive season series from Boston for the first time since the franchise moved from Cincinnati to Kansas City in 1972.

"That's how this team is," Bibby said. "Someone always steps up, whether it's myself or not."

Antoine Walker scored 26 points and Paul Pierce added 16 for the Celtics, who have lost four of their last six games.

"We stayed with the same game plan," said Celtics guard Erick Strickland. "But, hey, they did what they do best, which is move the ball -- with or without Chris."

Boston led by as many as nine points and still held a 42-34 lead after a 22-footer by Strickland with 5:04 remaining in the second quarter. But Stojakovic returned and immediately drilled a 3-pointer to start an 11-0 run. Hedo Turkoglu had a 3-pointer to give Sacramento a 45-42 lead with 3:21 left.

Pierce's three-point play tied it before the Kings rattled off 10 more in a row. Bibby had a 3-pointer and Turkoglu made a jumper and a pair of free throws for a 55-45 advantage with 1:53 to go.

"When Chris is out, we need to step up," Turkoglu said. "Everyone has to help each other out."

"That might have been the key point in the game," Bibby said. "We came out with no energy and it showed. Once we got over that hump and played our style, we were scary."

Divac had a three-point play and Stojakovic made two free throws to give the Kings a 60-50 halftime bulge.

"They blitzed us," Walker said. "We gave ourselves an opportunity in the first half. Then we started putting our heads down and acting like we had to play mistake-free basketball."

Scot Pollard, who had nine points and nine rebounds starting for Webber, opened the third quarter with a layup. Divac made a layup and Bibby buried two jumpers before a steal and dunk by Christie made it 70-50 with 9:15 left.

"We really jumped on them in the third quarter on the defensive side. That was the key," Stojakovic said.

Consecutive jumpers by Bibby, a layup by Divac and a 3-pointer by Turkoglu gave Sacramento its largest lead at 90-62 with 1:23 remaining. Boston got no closer than 15 points thereafter.

"In the locker room, we talked about it," Divac said. "We had two choices -- let them come back in the game, or finish the game. We decided to go with the second one."

Turkoglu scored 10 points for the Kings and Strickland had nine for the Celtics, who shot just 38 percent (34-of-89).

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com