This Date in Kings History: Kings Extend Win-Streak to 12
The 2002 campaign was a special year for Kings fans.
The team won 61 games - the most in franchise history - and nearly earned a trip to the NBA Finals.
Winning over 60 games in a single season often means teams go through stretches of complete dominance, and Sacramento did too.
From a Dec. 23 victory over the Phoenix Suns to a Jan. 21 win over the Memphis Grizzlies - nearly one month - the team didn’t lose.
The 12-game winning-streak showcased double-digit wins over the Suns (32 points), Warriors (24), Trail Blazers (15), and Timberwolves, Bucks, Clippers and Grizzlies (14), as well as stands as the longest streak of success in the Sacramento era.
The final contest of the dozen outing run saw Webber and the Kings matched up with up-and-coming star forward Pau Gasol.
Led by Chris Webber (24 points, 11 rebounds), Peja Stojakovic (21 points) Doug Christie (14 points, seven assists), and Scot Pollard (14 points, 11 rebounds), Sacramento ran away with a 112-98 victory. Now, check out some of the highlights below from the record-setting night in Sacramento.
Although the team fell in overtime the following night in Portland, the Kings rattled off five more wins to extend the run to a stellar 17-1 spurt over 18 games.