Kings Crown Sonics 111-92

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mitch Richmond scored 24 points as Sacramento snapped a five-game losing streak with a 111-92 victory over Seattle on Monday night.

Olden Polynice added 17 points for Sacramento, which has won seven straight at home. Seven Kings scored in double figures, including Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf with 13 and Corliss Williamson and Michael Stewart with 12 apiece.

Vin Baker led Seattle with 20 points. Sam Perkins added 16 for the Sonics, who shot only 38 percent from the field.

The Kings led by 14 points at halftime, then increased their lead to 82-58 with a dominating third quarter. Richmond scored eight points as Sacramento made 12 of 19 shots in the period.

Seattle reserve Dale Ellis drew a pair of technicals and was ejected from the game at the start of the fourth quarter. Abdul-Rauf then scored nine straight points as the Kings built a 30-point lead.

Richmond made two straight 3-pointers in the third quarter, with the second one giving Sacramento a 78-51 lead with 3:01 left in the period.

The Sonics made only 16 of 46 shots in the first half and were bothered by the presence of Kings center Michael Stewart, who blocked three shots.

Notes: Seattle missed 14 of its first 17 shots from the field, including 0-for-7 from 3-point range.

  • Seattle's Hersey Hawkins started his 422nd straight game, the second-longest streak in the league.

  • Hawkins and Detlef Schrempf were a combined 2-for-18 from the field.
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