KINGS 98, Clippers 86
Search is on for Cal Expo arena developer.
Outside Arco Arena, the buzz was about the Cal Expo board opting to move forward with arena plans. Inside the aging Natomas facility, the Kings showed they were looking to make progress as well, no matter how late in the season.
The Kings built a solid 24-point lead in the third quarter and held on for their fourth consecutive win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Here are some highlights:
* Spencer Hawes tallied a career-high 15 rebounds, beating his previous mark by one.
"Going against a team that's pretty big with (Zach) Randolph and (Marcus) Camby inside and knowing Camby's ability to get offensive rebounds and make plays that way, it was a kind of a point of emphasis to keep them off the boards," Hawes said.
* Bobby Jackson filled in for injured point guard Beno Udrih, playing 37 productive minutes and scoring 18 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3pt, 3-4 FT). It was Jackson's fourth start of the season and he will likely get his fifth Saturday night as the Kings travel to Utah to face the Jazz.
"It's going to be a challenge (Saturday), because those guys are very physical," Jackson said. "We can't get pushed around down there in Utah. But, we did a soild job (tonight)."
* Udrih (sprained right ankle) and Drew Gooden (groin injury) will both not make the trip to Utah.
* Here's post game video of Rashad McCants, who looked solid against the Clippers. McCants scored 12 points off the bench and grabbed six rebounds.
* Here's postgame video of Bobby Jackson, who nearly ate a reporter's microphone midway through the interview.