Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 2/12

Game 1: Sunday, February 12th
Hawks84Final
Kings109
Game 2: Friday, March 3rd
Kings102Final
Hawks93

Kings 102

(28-30, 9-19 away)

Hawks 93

(19-38, 12-17 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    7:00 PM ET, March 3, 2006

    Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 26 24 21 31102
    ATL 24 23 22 2493

    Top Performers

    Sacramento: B. Miller 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Atlanta: A. Harrington 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

    Kings put five in double figures, beat Hawks

    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Sacramento Kings may be putting their road woes behind them.

    Brad Miller scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds to lead five Kings in double figures in Sacramento's 102-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

    The Kings, who have won three in a row and four of five, also have won two straight on the road after winning just seven of their first 26 away from home.

    Sacramento also got 19 points from Kevin Martin, 18 points from Ron Artest, 17 from Mike Bibby and 12 from Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

    "We have to take these two road wins, and take it up a notch from here," said Bibby.

    The Kings (28-30) are 9-19 on the road, but are 2-0 so far on this five-game road trip after beating Cleveland on Thursday night. They play at Washington on Sunday, New Jersey on Monday and Milwaukee on Wednesday before returning home.

    "I always say that on the road you want to give yourself a chance to win in the fourth quarter," Sacramento coach Rick Adelman said.

    The Kings did just that, outscoring the Hawks 32-24 in the final quarter, after leading 71-69 after three.

    "We've been in a lot of road games this year in the fourth quarter, and up like five with a minute to go and lost," Miller said. "It's fun to get that lead and get the right stops."

    Atlanta, which was trying to win three in a row for only the second time this season, got 23 points from Al Harrington, including 19 in the second half. He also was 3-of-3 on 3-point shots. Joe Johnson added 19 points, Marvin Williams scored 17 and Salim Stoudamire had 14 for the Hawks.

    Sacramento built a seven-point lead at 71-64 late in the third period, but the Hawks scored five straight, including a pair of free throws by Williams with 10 seconds left to cut the Kings lead to two after three periods. Harrington had 10 points in the period for Atlanta and finished with 10 rebounds.

    "We came out a little flat and we shouldn't have had that type of lapse," Harrington said. "We had a great shoot-around, so there was no reason for us to come out and play the way we did."

    The Kings broke the game open in the fourth quarter. Miller scored eight points and Bibby five to key Sacramento's 21-9 run that gave the Kings a 14-point to put the game away.

    "We got the stops when we needed to and started making shots at the end," said Bibby.

    The Kings held a 50-47 lead at halftime, with Miller scoring 11 points. Johnson had 13 for the Hawks.

    "I thought we played great basketball for 3½ quarters," Johnson said. "They made a run and we couldn't get back in it."

    Game notes


    The Kings beat Atlanta 109-84 in Sacramento on Feb. 12 in their only other meeting this season. ... Atlanta has lost six in a row to Sacramento, including three straight at home. ... Kings G Bonzi Wells made his first appearance since Feb. 3. He missed 11 games with a strained right groin. "I felt good out there. I was just trying to be cautious," said Wells, who played nearly 20 minutes and scored three points. ... The Kings are 10-6 since acquiring Artest on Jan. 25 in a trade with Indiana for Peja Stojakovic. ... Atlanta F Josh Childress left in the fourth quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return. He'll be a game-time decision Saturday night at Miami.

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