Kings 117, Nuggets 84
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Peja Stojakovic scored 29 points as the Sacramento Kings held Denver scoreless for nearly 9 1/2 minutes in the first half and beat the Nuggets 117-84 Friday night.
Chris Webber, out until next week with a sprained ankle, laughed and joked on the sideline as his teammates demolished the Nuggets with a 37-10 run that started in the first quarter and ended in the third.
Denver scored just seven points on 2-of-20 shooting in the second quarter, and the Kings romped through the second half. Sacramento shot 56 percent from the field and forced 20 Denver turnovers.
Leading the way was Stojakovic, who rebounded from a string of mostly subpar games. He hit five of his first six shots on the way to 14 first-quarter points, and he likely would have passed his career-high of 33 points if he hadn’t sat out most of the fourth quarter.
Vlade Divac scored 20 points, Bobby Jackson had 18 and Doug Christie 14 as the Kings, who went 1-4 on their recent five-game road trip, won for the seventh time in eight home games and matched the league-best 21-4 home record of Portland and San Antonio.