SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12 (Ticker) -- Chris Webber and the Sacramento Kings played with equal parts determination and desperation.

Webber scored 28 points and led a swarming defense on Kevin Garnett as the Kings got even in their Western Conference semifinal series with an 87-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Mike Bibby's double-double spelled trouble for the Wolves in Game 4.
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"It was a win we needed to get," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "I liked the way we played. It was just a win we had to get. Now it's a three-game series."

The Kings blew a 10-point lead in the final four minutes of Game Two at Minnesota and wasted a remarkable comeback in an overtime loss in Game Three, putting their season on the line.

Led by Webber, Sacramento played with a purpose on both ends of the floor. In the first quarter, he made all six of his shots for 12 points and was part of a defense that harassed Garnett and forced nine turnovers.

"I made up my mind tonight, whether they're going or not, I'm going to play my game, do what I was brought here to do," Webber said. "Or at least try."

"Webber was getting open jumpers and he was impressive in taking them," Adelman said. "I really wanted to see how he was going to react since he played a lot in the last game. He looked good."

Minnesota battled back from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter but could not overcome 40 percent (29-of-72) shooting or 24 turnovers. After a very slow start, Garnett made 8-of-18 shots and committed five giveaways.

"We had a lot of unforced turnovers," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "We just made bad decisions. We were doing things I hadn't seen in a long time."

Brad Miller scored an energetic 20 points off the bench and Mike Bibby added 15 and 12 assists for the Kings, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season.

"(Miller) was terrific. What can you say?" Adelman said. "Brad makes all the hustle plays. He was active at all the right spots."

Garnett had 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Wolves, who lost for the first time in four games at Arco Arena this season but host Game Five on Friday.

"I'm not going to make any excuses - too many turnovers and you can't win any game," Garnett said. "We've got to take care of the ball and just play basketball. ... The simpler, the better we play. We'll get it right. It's good that we play in a couple of days."

After a sloppy first quarter, Minnesota missed 11 of its first 12 shots in the second quarter and fell behind, 38-21, on a three-point play by Peja Stojakovic with 2:50 left in the first half.

"Maybe they were a little relaxed," Miller said. "Maybe they were just happy about getting home court back."

The Wolves closed to 42-31 at halftime and kept coming, using an 11-0 surge to close to 46-44 midway through the third quarter. A 3-pointer by Sam Cassell, who scored 15 points, made it 53-53 with 2:33 left.

Baskets by Anthony Peeler and Bibby gave Sacramento a 64-57 lead early in the final period. Minnesota got no closer than five points thereafter as Miller scored 11 points in the final 7 1/2 minutes.

Webber also had a pair of key baskets - a flying dunk that answered Fred Hoiberg's 3-pointer and made it 76-68 with 3:20 left and a banker that kept the margin at 80-72 with 1:21 to go.

"This was a good win but nothing to get excited about," Webber said.