OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Webber hung on the rim for an extra
moment after his dunk, then unleashed an eardrum-piercing scream as
he headed upcourt.
Webber earned his second technical foul for his theatrics, but
didn't get ejected -- just one more thing that went the Sacramento
Kings' way in a 104-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors on
Webber had 33 points and seven rebounds as Sacramento beat
Golden State for the 11th straight time. The Kings' leading scorer
and rebounder in each of the past four years had his best game of
the young season, and Webber said the Oakland setting was partly
"It's not the revenge factor here,'' said Webber, who played
his tumultuous rookie season with Golden State before forcing a
trade to Washington. "There's a lot of people here that have
wished me a lot of luck over the years. I almost feel like I'm
playing at home, and you want to put on a show.''
Still bothered by his sore right hand, Webber got both of his
technicals in the second half -- the second for hanging on the rim
after a ferocious dunk. He didn't get thrown out because of a new
NBA rule that says certain types of technicals don't mandate
Instead, he simply got the Oakland crowd riled up in an
entertaining, uptempo meeting of Northern California rivals. Webber
was booed whenever he touched the ball after his second T, but he
shot 15-of-18 from the floor as Sacramento won its sixth straight
at the Arena.
"I've never seen him have a bad game against the Warriors,''
Sacramento coach Rick Adelman said. "He seems to play with a lot
of passion down here, and we respond to that. He's had so many
little injuries that only now is he getting a little rhythm
Bobby Jackson had 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds -- just
missing his second career triple-double -- for the Kings, who shot
better than 68 percent in the first half.
Divac had eight rebounds and eight assists.
Antawn Jamison scored 31 points for the Warriors, who lost for
the seventh time in eight games despite three strong quarters after
falling behind in the first. Troy Murphy scored 17 points, and
Gilbert Arenas had 10 points and 10 assists.
Murphy, who has moved into the Warriors' starting lineup this
fall, matched most of Webber's shots from outside. He also played
physical defense against the Kings' star, and both were hit with
technicals after exchanging harsh words in the third quarter.
"He had everything going,'' Murphy said. "You try to get him
to put the ball on the floor, and he goes and hits one of those
little flip shots. He's such a good passer that if you double-team
him, he throws it out to Stojakovic or (Doug) Christie, and they
hit a 3 on you.''
After two days off at home before the game-day flight to
Oakland, the Kings were on top of their game from the opening tip.
With Stojakovic hitting from outside and Webber scoring inside,
they jumped to a 25-9 lead in the first six minutes, made 13 of
their first 14 shots and led 39-22 after one quarter on 17-of-21
shooting. Webber made his first seven shots.
Injury-plagued Sacramento dressed 10 players and used only
eight, with the starters playing more than 30 minutes apiece. The
fatigue might have been in a factor in the fourth quarter, when the
Kings didn't score in the first 5:20 and missed eight of their
first nine shots.
Stojakovic missed his final nine shots of the night -- but Golden
State never got closer than eight points, and Webber hit
consecutive jumpers to seal it.
"Every time we got within seven or nine points, we couldn't get
over the hump,'' Warriors coach Eric Musselman said. "We couldn't
get over the hump because (Sacramento) is a basketball team
fighting to win an NBA championship. That's as plain as it can
The Warriors, who returned from a six-game road trip with just
one victory, will play five straight home games after Friday's
visit to the Los Angeles Lakers.
As usual, the Arena was nearly sold out because of the thousands
of Kings fans who made the 90-minute drive to Oakland, though
Warriors fans still dominated the cheers.
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