The Associated Press
May. 28, 2002
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento (9 p.m. EDT). The Kings look to bounce back after blowing a 24-point first-half lead in Game 4 Sunday, which tied the series 2-2.
_ Jason Kidd, Nets, had 19 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in New Jersey's 94-92 win over Boston in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Paul Pierce scored 31 points and Antoine Walker had 30 for Boston, but the Celtics lost 94-92 to the Nets in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.
SHOOTER STILL OUT
Peja Stojakovic practiced with the Sacramento Kings on Monday, but the injured All-Star forward is still doubtful for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. Stojakovic, the Kings' second-leading scorer during the regular season, has missed six straight playoff games with a sprained right ankle. The Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers are tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven conference finals. Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles.
Boston's Paul Pierce, who missed the first of two foul shots with 1.1 seconds left and the Celtics trailing by two points, then missed the second intentionally, and Tony Battie couldn't convert the putback, giving the New Jersey Nets a 94-92 win Monday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
``I was tired of being humble. This is now a series. It's a step where we're probably getting tired of each other, and so be it.'' _ Nets guard Jason Kidd after running over to fans sitting across from New Jersey's bench and holding up two fingers on each hand to show that the Nets had tied the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals with a 94-92 win Monday.