The Clippers got as close as four points in the fourth quarter
when Corey Maggette made two free throws with 9:19 to play. But Los
Angeles faded in the final minutes, going more than five minutes
Maggette and Cuttino Mobley led the Clippers with 17 points
each. Mobley scored 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting in the first
Bibby scored 10 points in the first half to lead the Kings to a
The Kings opened the second half with a 13-3 run to lead 66-46,
and led by as many as 22 in the third before Los Angeles rallied.
Francisco Garcia had 13 points for the Kings and Shareef
Abdur-Rahim had 10. James Singleton added 11 points and 12 rebounds
for Los Angeles.
Clippers power forward Elton Brand sat out the second straight
game with a bruised left thigh. Zeljko Rebraca started for Los
Angeles but left the game in the first half with tendinitis in his