SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Webber sat out Sacramento's game
against Miami Sunday night. Keon Clark made sure the Kings didn't
Playing in place of Webber, Clark finished with 12 points, 10
rebounds and eight rebounds as the Kings never trailed in defeating
Miami 96-70 and improving to 15-2 at home.
``I thought Keon was terrific all night long,'' Kings coach Rick
Adelman said. ``He was so active. Anything they had coming to the
basket, he was there.''
Webber, Sacramento's leading scorer, was out with a bruised left
Clark needed just two blocks for his first career triple-double
but left the game early in the fourth quarter.
``I don't pay any attention to stuff like that. If I do, that
means I ain't playing the game right,'' said Clark, who had seven
blocks in the first half.
Mike Bibby led the Kings with 22 points, despite shooting poorly
in the first half. However, he made his first five shots of the
second half and scored 12 points in the third quarter when the
Kings outscored the Heat 30-22.
Bibby made a jumper with 2.2 seconds left and NBA steals leader
Doug Christie swiped the inbounds pass and hit a shot at the
buzzer, putting Sacramento ahead 75-56 entering the fourth.
``I just let the game come to me (in the second half), I wasn't
trying to press anything,'' Bibby said. ``I think in the second
half we were more aggressive.''
Miami made just one of its first 11 shots and just one of 10 to
start the second half. The Heat, who were without leading scorer
Eddie Jones, shot 29.8 percent (28-of-94) for the game.
``Obviously we didn't get off to a good start,'' Miami coach Pat
Riley said. ``It was a horrible start. When you shoot 29 percent
you're not going to beat anyone.''
``Its almost like we've done a complete 360,'' Grant said. ``We
had a few good games heading into the new year, now on defense were
not guarding anyone, and offensively were missing good shots.''
The Kings are 20-0 this year when leading after three
quarters. ... Miami coach Pat Riley was given a technical for
protesting a goaltending call in the third quarter. ... Divac
missed all eight of his first-half shots. ... Miami starting guard
Mike James missed 11 of 12 shots.