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Little-used Rodriguez dazzles as Kings coast


By Jimmy Spencer, for NBA.com
Posted Monday November 30, 2009 1:06AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NBA.com exclusive) -- As a teenager in Spain, Sergio Rodriguez took delight in watching "White Chocolate" Jason Williams dazzle Sacramento basketball fans with his flashy play.

On Sunday night, it was the guard tagged "Spanish Chocolate" who dazzled the Kings' home crowd.

Rodriguez scored a career-high 24 points off the bench for the Kings in a 112-96 victory against the New Orleans Hornets.

"That's what happens when you have freedom to do your best and that's what I asked when I came here," Rodriguez said. "I feel very comfortable playing for coach."

"When I get in the game I'm not scared to make things happen like I felt when I was in Portland."

The third-year guard played with the kind of looseness he sought when he asked out of Portland. He pulled the trigger on jump shots, attacked the lane and played aggressively in all of his 24 minutes as a reserve.

"That's the most important thing when I play, coach lets me play and that's all I ask," Rodriguez said. "When I didn't play a few games ago it was tough but I knew when I got in he would let me play."

The 23-year-old was a first-round pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2006 and traded on draft night to the Portland Trail Blazers. After working with Portland management to find a better role, he was traded to the Kings during the offseason.

Rodriguez has seen increased minutes of late, and has scored 15 or more points in three of his last four games.

Kings starting big man Jason Thompson said that Rodriguez is one example of how the entire team rallies as individuals, but never selfishly.

"He's putting in the work and that's been the mentality of everybody," Thompson said. "Once they get their name called they're not pouting, they're ready to go."

"They've been doing a lot of stuff behind the scenes at practice that you guys aren't seeing and now it's paying off once they get the playing time."

Kings coach Paul Westphal said he had confidence in Rodriguez, but a logjam at point guard often kept him out of games.

"He has kind of kicked the door down the way he's kept working in practice and going into games in short stints and being effective," Westphal said. "His stints get longer and longer and it's harder and harder to take him out when he goes out and plays like he did tonight."

Rodriguez had a number of spectacular plays, including behind the back passes and fancy finishes at the basket. In addition to his 9-for-14 shooting, he had five assists.

"He has that certain swag where you always need to look what he's doing because he can throw it behind his back, over his head, and throw oops and lobs," Thompson said. "He is a real talented point guard."

Rodriguez said after the game that the Spanish reporter who came up with the "Spanish Chocolate" nickname was in attendance on Sunday night.

After Sunday night though, fellow backcourt mate Tyreke Evans had a different nickname: "Mighty Mouse."

"I call him Mighty Mouse tonight the way he was getting to the basket and creating," Evans said. "He is tough to guard because when he comes in the game he gives energy. He came in there and was a big spark for us tonight."

Evans was the focus of the Hornets' defensive game plan, doubled by New Orleans defenders throughout the night in an attempt to subdue the first-round pick. Westphal said that type of defensive focus is merely a tip of the cap to Evans' skills.

"A lot of teams are watching film on me and trying to stop me from getting to the paint," Evans said. "I just tried to look for open guys, I saw the double team and was kicking out to guys."

Evans' kick outs turned into extra passes and the rookie finished with four assists to go along with his 14 points.

The Kings (8-8) have won three straight games and are now 7-2 at home.

The Kings' lead was as little as three points in the fourth quarter before they went on a 10-0 run to seal the victory.

Hornets star point guard Chris Paul missed his seventh consecutive game with a sprained ankle. Paul participated in pregame warm-ups, working out his ankle and taking part of shootaround.

Peja Stojakovic also did not play due to personal reasons. Stojakovic was averaging a team-high 17.7 points per game since Paul went down to injury.

Sacramento third-year big man Spencer Hawes did not play due to a bruised right knee.

Hornets
Kings
     
    • 46.2%

    • 53.0%

    • 26.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 85.0%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH SAC
Total Rebounds 9 10
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 13 8
Biggest Lead: 6 18
Points in the Paint: 46 50
NOH SAC
p West   24 Rodriguez   24
rb Okafor   11 Thompson   14
a Collison   6 Rodriguez   5
s 2 players   2 Udrih   3
b Okafor   3 Greene   1
NOH SAC
p West   24 Rodriguez   24
rb 2 players   9 Thompson   14
a Collison   6 Rodriguez   5
s 2 players   2 Udrih   3
b Okafor   2 Greene   1
 
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New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Posey F 41:44 3-8 2-6 0-0 -9 1 1 2 4 1 2 3 1 1 8
D. West F 40:09 9-16 0-0 6-6 -12 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 1 0 24
E. Okafor C 31:45 9-11 0-0 2-4 -3 6 5 11 0 4 0 0 3 0 20
D. Brown G 30:52 1-6 0-1 8-8 0 1 7 8 3 2 2 4 1 0 10
D. Collison G 31:21 5-12 0-2 1-2 -8 0 1 1 6 0 1 2 0 0 11
M. Thornton   27:43 4-15 2-7 0-0 -20 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 10
B. Brown   09:07 4-7 1-3 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 9
D. Songaila   13:12 2-2 0-0 0-0 -12 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
H. Armstrong   07:51 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Wright   06:16 0-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Marks DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Peterson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   180 37-80 5-19 17-20   11 21 32 18 17 6 14 6 1 96
  46.2% 26.3% 85.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Sacramento Kings (25-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Nocioni F-G 20:02 5-12 3-6 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 13
J. Thompson F-C 45:37 8-13 0-0 6-7 +13 4 10 14 1 2 0 2 0 1 22
K. Thomas 19:43 1-3 0-0 0-0 -13 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
D. Greene G-F 18:45 3-8 1-3 0-0 -4 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 7
T. Evans G 40:11 6-15 0-1 2-2 +18 1 0 1 4 2 0 4 0 2 14
O. Casspi   29:19 5-10 1-2 1-2 +19 1 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 12
B. Udrih   25:18 5-5 2-2 1-2 +9 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 13
I. Udoka   00:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rodriguez   24:00 9-14 2-4 4-4 +20 0 2 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 24
J. Brockman   16:35 2-3 0-0 1-2 +19 4 4 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
S. Hawes DND- Bruised right knee
S. May DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   180 44-83 9-18 15-19   10 28 38 17 16 6 12 1 6 112
  53.0% 50.0% 78.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Paul, Stojakovic
  • Kings: Garcia, Martin

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #67 John Goble, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 11548
  • Duration: 2:7
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Greene vs Okafor (Collison gains possession)
Posey Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:34
[NOH 2-0]
 
  11:20 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:15 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  11:11
[NOH 4-0]
 
  10:42
[SAC 2-4]
Thompson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:24 Team Rebound 
  10:12 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  10:01
[NOH 6-2]
 
  09:46
[SAC 4-6]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:34 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:34
[NOH 7-4]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:34
[NOH 8-4]
 
  09:21 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
West Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:03
[NOH 10-4]
 
  08:46
[SAC 6-10]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:13  
  08:13
[SAC 7-10]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:13
[SAC 8-10]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  07:49
[NOH 13-8]
 
  07:35 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:32
[SAC 10-13]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:57 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:32 Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:31  
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  06:18
[NOH 15-10]
 
  05:59
[SAC 12-15]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:41
[NOH 17-12]
 
  05:21
[SAC 14-17]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Greene (2 AST) 
  05:07 Nocioni Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:07 Thomas Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:07
[NOH 18-14]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:07
[NOH 19-14]
 
  04:55
[SAC 17-19]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:29 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:28  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:21  
Brown Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:21  
  04:01
[SAC 19-19]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Collison Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36 Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:35  
  03:30 Nocioni Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  03:25
[NOH 21-19]
 
  03:07
[SAC 21-21]
Nocioni Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:36 Greene Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:36 Greene Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Udrih 
Collison Substitution replaced by Thornton  02:36  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:19  
Posey Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK)  02:16  
Okafor Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  02:16  
Okafor Tip Shot: Missed  02:16  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:14  
West Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:00 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:39  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:38
[NOH 23-21]
 
  01:20 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Posey (1 BLK) 
  01:19 Team Rebound 
  01:13
[SAC 23-23]
Evans Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Posey Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:56.7  
  00:43.9 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:41.9  
Brown Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:36.5  
Brown Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:36.5  
Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:29.6  
  00:29.6 Udrih Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.6 Team Rebound 
  00:29.6 Evans Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  00:29.6 Thompson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:29.6
[SAC 24-23]
Udrih Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  00:13.6
[NOH 26-24]
 
  00:01.7
[SAC 26-26]
Udrih Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Udrih (1 ST)  11:23  
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:21  
  11:04 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:03  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:47 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:30  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[NOH 28-26]
 
  10:11
[SAC 28-28]
Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
Team Rebound  09:43  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:43  
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:27  
  09:27
[SAC 29-28]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:27
[SAC 30-28]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  09:14
[NOH 31-30]
 
  09:02
[SAC 32-31]
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:33 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:21 Timeout : Official 
Posey Substitution replaced by Wright  08:21  
  08:21 Thomas Substitution replaced by Brockman 
  08:21 Casspi Substitution replaced by Evans 
  08:21 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:21 Team Rebound 
  08:21
[SAC 33-31]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  08:02  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:00  
Armstrong Layup Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:48
[SAC 35-31]
Thompson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Team Rebound  07:20  
  07:20 Rodriguez Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Brockman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:59 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:58  
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (1 ST)  06:45  
  06:42
[SAC 37-31]
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:23
[NOH 33-37]
 
  05:56 Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brown Substitution replaced by Collison  05:56  
Armstrong Substitution replaced by West  05:56  
West Layup Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:19 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:18  
West Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:05
[NOH 35-37]
 
  04:45
[SAC 39-35]
Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:21
[SAC 41-35]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (2 AST) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:21  
  04:21
[SAC 42-35]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (2 ST)  04:05  
  04:00 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:59
[SAC 44-35]
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:52  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Okafor  03:52  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Brown  03:52  
Wright Substitution replaced by Posey  03:52  
  03:52 Brockman Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  03:42  
  03:23 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:21  
  03:18 Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:18 Udrih Substitution replaced by Greene 
  03:18 Team Timeout : Short 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:18
[NOH 36-44]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:00 Evans Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:00  
  03:00 Thompson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Okafor Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  02:48
[NOH 38-44]
 
  02:34
[SAC 47-38]
Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Greene (3 AST) 
  02:12 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:12
[NOH 39-47]
 
  02:12 Thomas Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:12
[NOH 40-47]
 
  01:59
[SAC 49-40]
Greene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:53 Thompson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:53 Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:53
[NOH 41-49]
 
  01:34
[SAC 52-41]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (3 AST) 
Okafor Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:08 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:06
[SAC 54-41]
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:44.8 Brockman Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:44.8
[NOH 42-54]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:44.8
[NOH 43-54]
 
  00:32.9
[SAC 57-43]
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (1 AST) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:13.5
[NOH 45-57]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Nocioni Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:36  
  11:28 Thomas Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:03 Evans Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:43  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:43
[NOH 47-57]
 
  10:20
[SAC 59-47]
Nocioni Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  10:09
[NOH 49-59]
 
  09:55 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  09:49  
  09:41 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:40 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:40 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:39  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:29
[NOH 51-59]
 
  09:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:10 Greene Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (3 BLK) 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:05 Evans Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Jump Ball Evans vs Posey (Brown gains possession)  09:05  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  08:59
[NOH 53-59]
 
  08:36 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:35  
  08:33 Nocioni Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:33
[NOH 54-59]
 
  08:33 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  08:33 Greene Substitution replaced by Udrih 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:33
[NOH 55-59]
 
  08:17 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:16  
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:55  
  07:45
[SAC 62-55]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
  07:34 Casspi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:34  
Team Rebound  07:34  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:34
[NOH 56-62]
 
  07:15 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  07:07
[NOH 58-62]
 
  06:51
[SAC 64-58]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:07
[SAC 67-58]
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:39  
West Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:25
[NOH 60-67]
 
  05:11 Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
  04:59 Thomas Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  04:59 Thomas Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:59
[NOH 61-67]
 
Brown Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:59  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:59
[NOH 62-67]
 
  04:47 Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:46  
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST)  04:33
[NOH 64-67]
 
  04:16
[SAC 69-64]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Udrih (2 ST)  04:08  
  04:04
[SAC 71-64]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST)  03:43
[NOH 66-71]
 
  03:24
[SAC 73-66]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:07
[NOH 68-73]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:55  
  02:55
[SAC 74-68]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Collison Substitution replaced by Brown  02:55  
  02:55
[SAC 75-68]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:38  
Thornton Tip Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:21
[SAC 77-68]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Posey (3 AST)  02:02
[NOH 70-77]
 
  01:47
[SAC 80-70]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Posey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Udrih (3 ST)  01:30  
  01:26
[SAC 82-70]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:50.9 Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:49.4  
West Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:37.1  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:37.1  
  00:29.6 Evans Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:29.6 Evans Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:11.4  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:11.4
[NOH 72-82]
 
  00:02.9 Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST) 
  00:00.3 Evans Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:00.3
[NOH 73-82]
 
  00:00.3 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:00.3 Evans Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:00.3
[NOH 74-82]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
West Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:33
[SAC 84-74]
Rodriguez Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:10
[NOH 76-84]
 
  10:50
[SAC 86-76]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  10:27
[NOH 78-86]
 
  10:12 Brockman Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  09:56
[NOH 81-86]
 
  09:34 Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:34  
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:23  
Team Rebound  09:22  
Brown Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:07
[NOH 83-86]
 
  08:42
[SAC 88-83]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (4 AST) 
Brown Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:20  
Brown Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  08:20  
  08:20 Timeout : Official 
  08:20 Udrih Substitution replaced by Evans 
West Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:12  
  08:12
[SAC 89-83]
Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:12
[SAC 90-83]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
West Hook Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:37
[SAC 92-83]
Casspi Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:18  
  06:57
[SAC 94-83]
Evans Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:56  
Brown Substitution replaced by Collison  06:56  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor  06:56  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:41 Team Rebound 
Thornton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:29  
  06:23 Evans Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:23  
  06:23 Brockman Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:03  
  05:52 Brockman Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:46
[SAC 96-83]
Rodriguez Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  05:13 Thompson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
West Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:03
[NOH 85-96]
 
  04:41 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Posey (4 AST)  04:37
[NOH 87-96]
 
  04:15 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
West Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:10  
  04:10 Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
  04:10
[SAC 97-87]
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:55 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:44
[SAC 99-87]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (5 AST) 
Posey Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO)  03:26  
  03:06
[SAC 102-87]
Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:03  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Brown  03:03  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:51 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:40
[SAC 104-87]
Rodriguez Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST)  02:27
[NOH 89-104]
 
  02:15 Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  02:13 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:08 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  02:06 Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:04 Brockman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Posey (2 ST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:47  
  01:47 Brockman Substitution replaced by Udrih 
  01:47
[SAC 105-89]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Posey Substitution replaced by Armstrong  01:47  
West Substitution replaced by Wright  01:47  
  01:47 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:41  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:40
[NOH 92-105]
 
Armstrong Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[SAC 106-92]
Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:30
[SAC 107-92]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Wright Dunk Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:21 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  01:01
[SAC 110-92]
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:48.8
[NOH 94-110]
 
  00:26.3
[SAC 112-94]
Evans Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Brown Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:19.1
[NOH 96-112]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
SAC
5th Pacific
25
57
1-9
18-23
7-34
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
SAC
Evans 20.1
Thompson 8.5
Evans 5.8
Hawes 1.2
Evans 1.5

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