NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Charlotte|
(Saturday, January 19th)
Final Score: Sacramento 97, Charlotte 93
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Marcus Thornton scored 18 points and DeMarcus
Cousins notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the
Sacramento Kings edged the Charlotte Bobcats, 97-93, at Time Warner Cable
Tyreke Evans added 16 points to go with four assists and Isaiah Thomas
finished with 15 points for the Kings, winners in three of their last four
Jason Thompson scored 11 points in the victory.
"Our guys did a good job of moving the ball and making that extra pass
tonight," Kings coach Keith Smart said of his team's 24 assists.
Ramon Sessions scored 16 points, Gerald Henderson had 15 and Kemba Walker
dropped in 14 points to go with 10 assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped
six of their last seven.
Hakim Warrick and Ben Gordon added 12 points apiece in the setback.
Charlotte outscored the Kings, 14-10 for 9 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter
to take a 90-88 lead. Sacramento, though, scored the next six points of the
game to go up 94-90 with 44 seconds left. Evans' layup provided a two-point
edge with 1:19 left, and he followed it with another lay-in.
Sessions' 3-point play pulled the Bobcats within 94-93 four seconds later,
but the Kings held Charlotte scoreless the rest of the way.
Thomas made a pair of free throws with 18.4 seconds left, and Walker missed a
potential tying 3-point shot in the closing seconds. Thomas then made 1-of-2
from the foul line with 2.4 seconds to go.
"It was definitely a tough one," Charlotte forward Jeff Adrien remarked. "We
battled the whole night. We just have to be able to figure out how to win
those close ones. There have been a couple of them."
Sacramento led 25-20 after the first quarter and took a 51-46 lead into the
break. The Bobcats outscored the Kings, 30-27, to cut the lead to 78-76
entering the final frame.
Sacramento outscored Charlotte, 50-32, in the paint ... The Bobcats had 15
turnovers leading to 19 points ... Charlotte went 26-of-38 from the free
01/20 01:41:27 ET