Originally created 04/03/00

Williams' threes lift Kings over Sixers



SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- First, Jason Williams helped the Sacramento Kings slow Allen Iverson. Then, he took charge with a rare barrage of precise outside shooting.

Williams hit four of his five 3-pointers in the third period as the Kings broke open a close game with a 13-0 run in a 117-95 victory Sunday win over the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers.

Vlade Divac had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his sixth career triple-double and Chris Webber added 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Williams, shooting just 27 percent from 3-point range this season, went 5-for-7 from behind the arc and finished with 18 points.

The Kings shot 57 percent in the game and went 10-for-19 on 3-pointers.

Iverson scored 23 points, six below his average. Nick Anderson was the primary defender responsible for guarding Iverson, but Williams and Tony Delk also took turns.

Iverson, who had a career-high 50 points the last time he faced the Kings, had 10 points in the first quarter and scored his 18th point to pull the Sixers within 69-67 with 5:14 left in the third period.

But Iverson did not score again until hitting two free throws with 7:03 remaining, and by that time Williams and the Kings had taken command.

For the Sixers, a trip that began with wins at Indiana and Minnesota fell apart as they moved further west. They had their season-high seven-game winning streak snapped at Utah, then finished the trip with losses against the Lakers and Kings.

After leading 56-51 at halftime, the Kings were ahead 72-69 when they went on the 13-0 run that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Williams and another 3 by Anderson. Sacramento led 90-73 entering the fourth quarter.

The Kings increased their lead to 96-73 on a leaning jumper by Delk with 9:26 left in the fourth period, and were not challenged the rest of the game.

Webber had 14 points and Divac had 12 as the Kings took a five-point halftime lead. Iverson had 12 points to lead the 76ers, and held Williams without an assist in the first half.