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+ |
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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 E-mail a question to Mario Elie
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
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Chris Webber and Doug Christie celebrate the series win. AP Photos