Webber Outduels Duncan
On January 13, 2000, the Kings welcomed the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs to the raucous confines of ARCO Arena. At the time, the Spurs boasted a 24-12 record, while Sacramento was making noise of its own sporting an admirable 20-12 record.
The Kings had won two-straight prior to the big Western Conference matchup with the Spurs, defeating Houston and Indiana at home. San Antonio was on a three-game winning streak and three-nights prior had seen MVP Candidate Tim Duncan explode for 46 points and 14 rebounds against Karl Malone and the Utah Jazz.
The highly-anticipated matchup pitted, not only two very good teams, but two of the best power forwards in the game against each other.
The matchup went exactly as expected with both teams trading leads and both forwards trading buckets. However, Webber would get the better of Duncan during a dominant fourth quarter, and "Bench Mobber" Brent Barry would secure the victory with a clutch straight-away three-pointer
All-in-all, Webber would finish with 34 points, 19 rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Duncan would record 33 points, 20 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The win pushed the Kings record to 14-2 at home and they would finish with a stellar 30-11 record in Sacramento during the 1999-00 season.
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