Kings pull away to beat the Hornets
December 21, 2006 2:35am CST
PEJA STOJAKOVIC scored 21 points, and the Sacramento Kings pulled away in the second half for a 107-71 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night. It was another long night for the Hornets, who at 2-21 have the worst record in the NBA. New Orleans has lost two straight and 13 of 14. Brad Miller had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Kings, who played their reserves most of the fourth quarter and recorded their biggest margin of victory this season. Mike Bibby had 16 points, Bobby Jackson scored 14, and Darius Songaila had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Webber, who averaged 23.5 points in his previous four games, sat out because of a sore left knee. Webber has missed two games this season. Dan Dickau and P.J. Brown each scored 14 points for New Orleans, and Chris Andersen added 10. Sacramento took over in the second quarter as the Hornets missed their first 11 shots. The Kings outscored New Orleans 22-11 in the period and took a 50-39 lead into halftime. The offensive troubles continued for New Orleans in the third quarter. Stojakovic scored 10 points in the period in which the Kings had an 18-2 run. Sacramento outscored the Hornets 35-14 and took an 85-53 lead. The Hornets are the NBA's lowest scoring team, largely because All-Stars Baron Davis and James Magloire have played only a combined 15 games this season.