New York 105, Sacramento 106

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 28, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #43 Dan Crawford, #26 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 16407

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 23 27 31 24 105
Sacramento 32 39 16 19 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 21-9 12-2 9-7 L1
Sacramento 10-19 9-7 1-12 W1

Recap


Kings 106, Knicks 105:
James Johnson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give host Sacramento the victory after New York rallied back from 27 points despite being without star forward Carmelo Anthony.

Marcus Thornton scored 18 points and Johnson tallied 17, including the decisive 3-pointer from just to the right of the top of the key that gave the Kings just their third win in 10 games.

J.R. Smith scored a season-best 28 points, Chris Copeland added 23 and Tyson Chandler recorded 21 and matched a season high with 18 rebounds for New York.

The Knicks were vying to break the franchise record for largest comeback victory – 26 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 14, 2004 – after falling behind 68-41 late in the second quarter. Sacramento was 10-of-15 from 3-point range en route to a 71-50 halftime lead.

New York outscored Sacramento 31-16 in the third quarter to trail by just six entering the final stanza. The Knicks went ahead 97-95 on Jason Kidd’s 3-pointer with 5:58 left and led by four in the final minute before the Kings rallied, punctuated by Johnson’s clutch 3-pointer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and 10 rebounds in his return from suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. … Anthony missed his second straight game due to a knee injury and New York also was without point guard Raymond Felton (finger). … Sacramento made a season-best 15 3-pointers on 30 attempts.

Top Game Performances

New York   Sacramento
J.R. Smith 28 Scoring Marcus Thornton 18
Pablo Prigioni 9 Assists DeMarcus Cousins 5
Tyson Chandler 18 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 10
J.R. Smith 5 Free Throws Made Marcus Thornton 6
Tyson Chandler 1 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 3
Marcus Camby 4 Blocks John Salmons 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 105 49.4 11-30 12-20 26 46 8 4 17
Sacramento 106 45.3 15-30 13-17 28 34 6 11 11

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Boston. The Kings have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Portland. The Knicks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .875 after a loss.