Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 11/25

Game 1: Friday, November 25th
Game 2: Sunday, January 29th

Kings 123

(18-26, 6-15 away)

Raptors 124

(15-30, 7-14 home)

Coverage: CSNS

7:00 PM ET, January 29, 2006

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

1 2 3 4 OT T
SAC 29 26 29 28 11123
TOR 28 32 28 24 12124

Top Performers

Sacramento: M. Bibby 42 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Toronto: M. Peterson 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

Rose's jumper lifts Toronto past Sacramento in OT

TORONTO (AP) -- Jalen Rose made sure Ron Artest stayed winless with his new team.

Rose's jumper with 0.4 seconds left in overtime gave the Toronto Raptors a 124-123 victory over Artest and the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

Mike Bibby had 42 points and Artest had 24 in his second game with Sacramento, but Rose ended Toronto's four-game losing streak with his clutch shot.

"Ron got hot for a stretch in the third and fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough," Rose said.

Mike James drove toward the basket and passed to Rose, who took a couple of dribbles before making his 19-foot jumper.

Bibby missed a jumper at the buzzer for the Kings.

Artest had 12 points in the fourth quarter, including a layup that sent the game into overtime. The volatile forward, acquired from Indiana last week, also had nine rebounds and finished 8-for-18 from the field. He had 15 points in Friday's loss to Boston.

Artest appreciated the confidence coach Rick Adelman showed in him. Adelman repeatedly went to him in the final minutes.

"I was surprised he did that," Artest said. "I was ready for it."

It was just his second game since Dec. 6 because he was deactivated in response to a trade request. Artest said it's a matter of time before he gets used to playing with Bibby.

"I love it," he said. "We have different games, but I think we will complement each other."

The Kings went 1-5 on their six-game road trip.

Bibby's 19-foot jumper gave Sacramento a 123-122 lead with 11.2 seconds left in overtime, but after a timeout Rose made his shot. Rose finished 4-for-14 for 13 points.

Morris Peterson scored 23 points, James had 22 and Chris Bosh 21 for the Raptors.

Artest's jumper gave Sacramento a 117-113 lead with 2:40 left in overtime, but James followed with a jumper.

James made a 3-pointer, Artest missed a jumper and Peterson made two free throws to give Toronto a 122-121 lead with 31 seconds remaining.

Bosh picked up his sixth foul when Bibby drove for a layup earlier in overtime. Bosh didn't like the call and picked up a costly technical.

"You look at the replay and you let me know if that was a foul," Bosh said. "Everybody keeps saying it's OK, but you got to draw the line sometime. I got fed up with it. I'm not saying what I did was wrong. I think it helped us out."

Game notes

Rose turns 33 Monday. ... At least one fan didn't think much of fired general manager Rob Babcock. The fan held up a sign that read 'I miss Babcock like I miss 'Yogi' in reference to former Raptor Michael 'Yogi' Stewart who was barely played when he was with Toronto. ... Toronto's bench outscored Sacramento's 43-10.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 123 124
FGM-FGA 39-79 (.494) 45-97 (.464)
3PM-3PA 7-18 (.389) 10-23 (.435)
FTM-FTA 38-46 (.826) 24-33 (.727)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 8-51 11-37
Assists 16 21
Turnovers 20 8
Steals 7 10
Blocks 2 3
Fast Break Points 12 19
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (2/0) 35 (2/0)
Largest Lead 6 11

Top Performers

Mike Bibby Bibby
Points: 42
Reb: 3
Ast: 3
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Morris Peterson Peterson
Points: 23
Reb: 10
Ast: 4
Stl: 3
Blk: 0