‘Action’ Jackson earns his Spurs
OAKLAND (AP) – Rookie Marc Jackson scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-99 Tuesday night, ending a five-game losing streak.
Antawn Jamison added 26 points for the Warriors, who had six players reach double figures, including all five starters. Mookie Blaylock scored 18, Larry Hughes had 16 and Chris Porter added 14.
Jackson’s effort was enough for the Warriors to overcome another huge night from Kevin Garnett, who led the Timberwolves with 29 points and 16 rebounds. Garnett has scored 20 or more points in 11 straight games and has led the team in that department in nine straight.
William Avery scored 16 points and LaPhonso Ellis added 14 points for the Timberwolves, who had a two-game winning streak halted. They had won six of their previous seven.
Jackson, a 6-10 rookie, was inserted in the starting lineup only because the Warriors were besieged by injuries at the post position. He’s now become one of Golden State’s top offensive threats.
Kings 106, Wizards 72
At Sacramento, Chris Webber had 19 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night as the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 106-72 victory over the Washington Wizards.
The victory was the seventh straight at home for the Kings, who are off to the best start in franchise history, surpassing the 1951-52 Rochester Royals. The Kings (17-6) also have the top record in the Western Conference.
After trailing early in the second quarter, the Kings went on a 17-2 run, erasing a two-point deficit to take a 42-29 lead with 3:12 remaining. The lead remained in double digits for the rest of the game and went over the 30-point mark early in the fourth quarter.
It was the fewest points allowed by the Kin
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