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.