Kings 81, Grizzlies 77
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Chris Webber scored 19 points as the Sacramento Kings won their third straight game with an 81-77 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
The road loss was the 25th straight for Vancouver, which hasn’t won away from home since beating the Los Angeles Clippers in double overtime on Feb. 16, 1999.
Despite shooting 32 percent and scoring only 13 fourth-quarter points, the Kings held off the Grizzlies. Vancouver also struggled offensively, shooting 37 percent and making only 13 of 25 free-throw attempts.
Vlade Divac had 11 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento, which used an 11-0 run early in the third quarter to take the lead for good.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 24 points and 18 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Othella Harrington added 22 points and 12 rebounds.
The Kings went four minutes without scoring in the fourth quarter before Webber hit a jumper to put Sacramento ahead 70-65.
Harrington scored 12 points and Abdur-Rahim had 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies took a 44-43 halftime lead. Webber’s eight points in the third quarter helped Sacramento move in front 68-62.
Notes: The Kings, who have struggled from the 3-point range this year, missed all six attempts in the first quarter and went 3-of-25 for the game. ... Bibby’s only basket of the first half came with 3 seconds left and put Vancouver ahead 44-43. ... Sacramento’s Nick Anderson went 1-for-11 from the field, with his only basket coming on a goaltending call. ... Vancouver’s reserves scored only nine points, eight by Brent Price.