Kings 115, Nuggets 92

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Peja Stojakovic made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 35 points, helping the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 115-92 on Sunday.

Stojakovic finished 7-of-11 from 3-point range, and was 11-of-21 overall from the field for the Kings, an NBA-best 23-4 at home. Mike Bibby also burned the Nuggets from the outside, making six 3-pointers and scoring a season-high 30 points.

Stojakovic made consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, then hit a third and was knocked to the floor. He made the free throw for a four-point play, giving the Kings a 97-84 lead.

It was another frustrating day at Arco Arena for the Nuggets, who have lost 15 straight games in Sacramento, dating to Jan. 7, 1997. They were outscored 34-18 in the fourth quarter.

Brad Miller added 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Kings, who made a season-best 14 3-pointers in 24 attempts. Doug Christie added 13 points and eight assists.

Rookie Carello Anthony had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who have lost two straight. Voshon Lenard added 22 points, Earl Boykins 13, and Marcus Camby had 16 rebounds.

Andre Miller, who scored a season-high 30 points in Denver’s previous game against the Kings, was scoreless and had eight assists.

Bibby scored 10 points in a 16-4 run for the Kings, who trailed by as manyas eight points in the third quarter, but took an 81-74 lead into the fourth.


Kings sixth man Bobby Jackson missed the game because of an abdominal injury. … Denver center Marcus Camby and Kings counterpart Vlade Divac were a combined 5-of-20 shooting. … The Nuggets opened the second half with 11straight points.

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