Kings Nip Warriors 106-104
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Peja Stojakovic scored 33 points and Bobby Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 50.4 seconds remaining to lead Sacramento to a 106-104 win Sunday night over Golden State, the Kings’ 15th straight victory over the Warriors.
Sacramento hasn’t lost to Golden State since Dec. 20, 1999, and this time the Kings used a strong second half to come up with the win.
After Cliff Robinson made a 3-pointer to tie the game (101-101), Jackson responded with another 3-pointer from the deep corner, putting Sacramento ahead 104-101 with 50.4 seconds remaining.
Jason Richardson led the Warriors with 31 points and eight rebounds, but missed a driving layup with five seconds left and Brad Miller grabbed the rebound.
Stojakovic, who also had 11 rebounds, made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to secure the win.
Jackson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. Mike Bibby had 13 points and Miller just missed a triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Gerald Wallace had 11 points and eight rebounds, while Vlade Divac added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Robinson scored 16 points, Mike Dunleavy had 14, Eric Dampier had 11 points and 15 rebounds and Brian Cardinal added 11 points.
After a poor first half, the Kings took control in the third, closing the quarter with an 18-5 run to assume a 76-75 lead.
Benefiting from the Kings poor shooting and even worse defense, the Warriors used a big second quarter to assume a 59-51 halftime lead.
Richardson had 15 points for Golden State, which shot 57 percent.
Notes: Cardinal has now earned more playing time this season than in the past three seasons when he saw 184 minutes. Miller and Divac were a combined 2-for-17 in the opening half when Sacramento shot 30 percent. Kings starting guard Doug Christie played just 14 minutes, leaving the game for good in the opening half with a sore left foot. This was only the Warriors second road game of the season.