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SACRAMENTO 3 - PHOENIX 1
Western Conference Best-of-Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Suns 86, Kings 83 | Box Score |NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Kings 116, Suns 90 | Box Score |NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Kings 104, Suns 96 | Box Score |NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
Kings 89, Suns 82 | Box Score |NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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Peja Stojakovic was everywhere for the Kings on Wednesday, hitting jumpers from all over the court, en route to scoring a career playoff-high 37 points to lead Sacramento to an 89-82 win in Phoenix. Stojakovic, who also had an important steal late, led the Kings back from a 19-point deficit. The loss ends the Suns season and lifts the Kings to the second round, where they will face their intrastate rival, Lakers.
Western Semifinals: Lakers-Kings Series Page
My Highlights: 56k | 230k
NBA.com TV highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
Postgame news conference: 56k | 256k | Audio
Christie with the steal and big jam: 998k avi | QuickTime
Lakers assistant GM Kurt Rambis scouts the Kings, Superstar Samurai strikes again, and Delk weighs in on C-Webb. Inside Stuff delivers the goods.

On the off day before Game 4, Mario Elie discussed the Kings' comeback in Game 3 and what the Suns have to do to stave off elimination in response to a selection of fan e-mails.
More answers from Elie: April 27 | April 23
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In his eighth NBA season, Chris Webber is the player he knew he could be all along. Hoop magazine writes about what C-Webb has done for Sacramento, and what the Kings have done for Mr. Webber.

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Scott Skiles believes his team will gain experience from their first-round series with the Kings.
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Chris Webber on the matchup with the Lakers in the conference semifinals.
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FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

Find out how long-play sneaker ads and hit TV shows are contributing to the off-court (and off-screen) drama between the Suns and the Kings. Inside Stuff goes behind the scenes in Phoenix.
Chat Transcript: Suns forward Shawn Marion after Game 3
Delk's Diary: 'Tough One to Lose'

What does Jason Kidd listen to before a game to get fired up? What toys does Vlade Divac have in his locker? And why is Rodney Rogers wearing Peja Stojakovic's uniform and Shawn Marion's hair? Inside Stuff goes behind the scenes in Sacramento.
Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes with the Suns
Tony Delk's Playoff Diary

After discovering basketball in Greece, Iakovos "Jake" Tsakalidis is bearing gifts for Phoenix's inside game.
Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the Kings and the Suns.

Jason Kidd's been carrying the Suns, but the load just got a lot heavier as Phoenix takes on a balanced Kings team in the wild environs of Arco Arena. NBA.com analyst Bernie Bickerstaff previews the first-round series.
Kings-Suns Head-to-Head Breakdown
Keys to Success: Kings | Suns


KINGS.COMSUNS.COM

How did the Kings fare in the playoffs in 1986? Who holds the franchise's record for most points scored in a playoff game? For these answers and more, check out the Kings' Franchise Playoff History.
  • More Kings Playoffs Coverage
  • Delk's Playoff Diary
  • Cyber Suns vs. Virtual Kings
  • Gugliotta chat transcript
  • Photos from Suns practice
  • Suns Playoff Central


  • CHATS AND MAILBOXES

    Read what Suns forward Cliff Robinson had to say during a live chat after Phoenix's Game 2 loss in Sacramento.



    HISTORY

    Want to know who has the most points or rebounds in a single playoff game? Look no further than our compiled lists of single-game records.
    Facts and figures on best-of-five series, and the history of escaping the first round of the playoffs.

    How many times has the fifth seed beaten the fourth seed? How often does the top seed lose to the eighth seed? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the Success of Seeds.

    Want to know who won the third-ever NBA title? Or who was MVP of the Knicks-Lakers Finals in 1973? Get a complete list of year-by-year NBA champions, runners-up and MVP's here.




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    Chris Webber and Doug Christie celebrate the series win.
    AP Photos