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Kings Super Over Sonics


Reserve Predrag Stojakovic scored a season-high 21 points and Corliss Williamson had 15 Friday night as the Sacramento Kings built an early lead and routed the Seattle SuperSonics 118-85.

Sacramento, which had lost two straight and eight of 13, led by 18 points at halftime.

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  • Jason Williams had 13 points and seven assists for the Kings. John Barry added 12 points and Scot Pollard had eight points and 14 rebounds.

    Gary Payton, who had a career-high 41 points in his last game, shot 4-of-19, finishing with 13 points and 12 assists for the Sonics. Brent Barry made five 3-pointers and had 21 points and Vin Baker scored 19.

    Stojakovic, who had four of the Kings' 11 3-pointers, made consecutive 3s in the fourth quarter.

    Trailing by 18 points, Seattle opened the third quarter with 10 straight points, six of them coming on two 3-pointers by Barry.

    Sacramento responded with a 15-4 run. The Kings built the lead to a high of 21 points and led 82-64 heading into the fourth period.

    The Kings enjoyed an outstanding first half, shooting 51 percent, outrebounding the Sonics and using a big second quarter to go ahead 62-44.

    Williamson had all 13 of his first-half points in the opening quarter. The Kings' bench scored 24 points in the first half.

    Notes

  • Williamson scored nine straight points in the first quarter, helping the Kings take a 29-18 lead.
  • Payton had eight early points, then went scoreless the next 27 minutes before making a 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining in the third period.
  • The Kings ook only three free throws through three quarters.
  • Kings All-Star forward Chris Webber fouled out in the fourth quarter. He played just 20 minutes, scoring 12 points.

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