Evans scores 20 as Kings edge NetsNov 20, 2010 - 8:24 AM Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Tyreke Evans finished with 20 points, as the Sacramento Kings held off the New Jersey Nets, 86-81, to snap a six-game losing streak.
Carl Landry scored 15 points for the Kings, who picked up just their second home victory of the season. Beno Udrih added 12 points off the bench and hit a key three-pointer late in the game.
"It's good to get a monkey off your back, per se, even though it's still early on in the season," said Kings forward Jason Thompson. "We obviously were on a skid, it's good to get off that. Hopefully we go in the right direction from here on out."
Kris Humphries ended with 18 points and 10 boards for the Nets, who fell to 1-2 on their road trip, which concludes Saturday in Denver. Brook Lopez and Devin Harris shot a combined 6-of-21 and accounted for 17 points.
"Both Devin and I really didn't have great games," Lopez said. "Two co- captains of this team, we've got to step it up, we can't have nights like this."
In a back-and-forth final quarter, the Kings held the ball and an 80-79 edge with 90 seconds to play. Lopez blocked a Landry drive, but fouled DeMarcus Cousins on the put-back attempt.
Cousins made his first free throw before missing the second, and Lopez got his hand on the ball, but couldn't control it. The Kings retained possession, and Evans drilled a fadeaway with 59.3 on the clock for an 83-79 lead.
Travis Outlaw missed a three at the other end, but New Jersey got another chance following Evans' missed jumper with half a minute to go. Outlaw cashed in on the opportunity, draining a long two-pointer with 27.9 seconds left.
But the Nets' comeback hopes were dashed on Sacramento's ensuing possession. The Kings worked the ball around to drain time off the clock, and Udrih nailed a three-pointer with 3.4 seconds left to secure the victory.
The Kings held a 21-19 edge after the first quarter before the Nets grabbed a 46-43 halftime lead.
Evans scored nine points in a tight third quarter, after which the hosts were ahead, 64-63.
The teams split the two-game season series. The Nets won at home back on October 29...Anthony Morrow added 17 points for the Nets, while Outlaw ended with 13...The Kings scored 23 second-chance points.
- NEW JERSEY: 81
Nov 20 12:32 AM
- NEW JERSEY: 63
End of Regulation
Nov 19 11:50 PM
- NEW JERSEY: 46
Nov 19 11:10 PM
- NEW JERSEY: 19
Nov 19 10:41 PM
- NEW JERSEY: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
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