Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 11/26

Game 1: Monday, November 26th
Game 2: Sunday, December 16th
Game 3: Monday, January 21st
Game 4: Tuesday, April 2nd

Kings 104

(18-7, 12-1 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 16, 2001

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    MEM 20 18 21 2887
    SAC 35 19 23 27104

    Top Performers

    Memphis: P. Gasol 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast

    Sacramento: G. Wallace 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Wallace has career high 20 points, nine rebounds

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie Gerald Wallace spoiled Jason Williams' return to Sacramento.

    Chris Webber had 22 points and nine rebounds and Wallace added career-highs of 20 points and nine rebounds, leading the Kings to a 104-87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.

    The Kings snapped a two-game losing streak and spoiled the return of Williams, who was traded to the Grizzlies in the offseason for Mike Bibby. Williams wasn't a factor, shooting 4-for-16 and finishing with 11 points and five assists.

    Wallace, Sacramento's first-round draft pick, had several spectacular dunks, shot 9-for-16 and made two free throws in a season-high 22 minutes.

    The victory avenged Sacramento's loss in Memphis on Nov. 26. Williams rallied the Grizzlies in the final minutes of that game for a 98-94 victory.

    On Sunday night, the Kings used a 10-point first-quarter run to push their lead to 13 points. Sacramento's lead never dipped below double digits as the Kings beat the Grizzlies for the seventh straight time at home.

    Vlade Divac finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Sacramento. Hedo Turkoglu added 15 points and seven rebounds. Bibby scored 10 points.

    Pau Gasol had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Memphis. Willie Solomon added 13 points, and Grant Long finished with 10 as Memphis' road record slipped to 1-11.

    Wallace kept the Kings safely ahead in the third quarter with a pair of dunks off the fast break. He scored nine points in the period and helped Sacramento extend its lead to 77-59.

    The Kings led 35-20 after one quarter and 54-38 at the half.

    Game notes
    Peja Stojakovic, the Kings' leading scorer, missed his second straight game because of back spasms. ... Sacramento outrebounded Memphis 18-5 in the first quarter. ... The Grizzlies have lost 12 of 14 games to the Kings. ... Doug Christie had six points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 87 104
    FGM-FGA 34-95 (.358) 41-92 (.446)
    3PM-3PA 3-15 (.200) 3-10 (.300)
    FTM-FTA 16-23 (.696) 19-23 (.826)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-43 19-61
    Assists 16 22
    Turnovers 16 19
    Steals 10 8
    Blocks 3 8
    Fast Break Points 12 20
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Pau Gasol Gasol
    Points: 15
    Reb: 12
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Gerald Wallace Wallace
    Points: 20
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 0