Ellis, Warriors Outplay Kings

Guard's 34 points helps Golden State to 105-102 victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2008 4:54 AM CST
Golden State Warriors' Chris Webber, left, greets former teammate on the Sacramento Kings, Brad Miller before the start of the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Oakland,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Monta Ellis made 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, giving the Warriors the late surge they needed to beat the Kings 105-102. Stephen Jackson added 26 points for Golden State, but stopped the hearts of the home crowd when he went down clutching his ankle in the third quarter, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jackson was able to walk it off, and drained two free throws to score his team's final, deciding points. For Sacramento, Mike Bibby was looking back to near form with 24 points and seven assists, and Ron Artest put up 23 points and 13 boards. Both teams looked dreadful from beyond the arc, with the Kings shooting 19% and the Warriors 24%.