Friday, February 06, 2009

2009 Kings versus Jazz plus Retiring Chris Weber's Jersey

Sharon, Jack and I went to the Sacramento Kings versus Utah Jazz NBA Basketball Game. Sharon is a big Chris Weber fan and wanted to see his jersey retirement. I bought some seats in section 113, row F. The team did a very nice job with a long half-time ceremony. A number of Kings from the 1998 to 2005 era attended and spoke including Scott Pollard, Doug Christie and Vlade Divac. Both Sharon and I felt like the half-time program was worth the price of admission. For the first time this season, it was a sell-out crowd!

Unfortunately, the final results for the game were not as satisfying. Leading 105-102 with 55 seconds left, the Kings lost by a score of 107 to 111. Both Kevin Martin and Jason Thompson were called for odd offensive fouls in the last two minutes.

Martin had 37 points on 10 for 20 from the floor, 4 for 9 from the three point line and 13 for 18 from the free throw line. Bobby Jackson was the second highest King's scorer with 15 points.

While Deron Williams scored 34 points, the difference in the game was Mehmet Okur. He added 28 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, including a 3 pointer with 48 seconds remaining in the game.

I have been feeling under the weather the last few days and had a hard time following the game from this angle. While it is fun to sit closer and be able to see their faces, I still feel like I can follow the flow of the game better from our season tickets in the front of the upper deck.

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