New Orleans 80, Sacramento 96

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #34 Marc Davis, # Marat Kogut
Attendance - 13628

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 22 18 18 22 80
Sacramento 21 17 30 28 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 2-2 1-1 1-1 L2
Sacramento 2-3 2-2 0-1 W1

Recap

Tyreke Evans led the way with 27 points as the Sacramento Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-80 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday.

Former Hornet Marcus Thornton added 25 points and six rebounds and John Salmons scored 13 points for the Kings, who managed to hold an opponent under 90 points for the first time this season.

The Sacramento defense was particularly effective on the perimeter, where New Orleans finished 0 of 15 from beyond the arc.

The Hornets held a 40-38 lead at the half but had their defense abandon them in the third quarter as the Kings sprinted ahead. Evans, Salmons and Thornton each drove the lane for easy baskets during an 8-0 run to grab the lead. Evans then went to work from the outside, burying a 21-foot jumper and a 3-pointer.

Salmons and Thornton each added a 3-pointer as Sacramento extended the lead out to 64-50 with 4:22 left in the frame.

Evans buried a deep 3-pointer and dunked in transition on the ensuing possession in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 90-72 and put the game away.

Chris Kaman recorded 14 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans, while Trevor Ariza added 17 points.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Sacramento
Trevor Ariza 17 Scoring Tyreke Evans 27
Jarrett Jack 8 Assists Jimmer Fredette 5
Chris Kaman 15 Rebounds Chuck Hayes 10
Chris Kaman 4 Free Throws Made Tyreke Evans 7
Greivis Vasquez 2 Steals Marcus Thornton 5
Chris Kaman 1 Blocks Tyreke Evans 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 80 40.4 0-15 8-16 24 60 2 4 19
Sacramento 96 41.2 8-23 18-21 16 41 6 12 10

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Hornets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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