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Kings Retain Their Grip on Suns at Arco Arena

January 18, 2006|From the Associated Press

Kevin Martin scored a career-high 25 points, rookie Francisco Garcia added career-bests of 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the injury-depleted Kings handed the Phoenix Suns their biggest loss of the season, 119-90, on Tuesday night at Sacramento.

Last in the Pacific Division, Sacramento beat the first-place Suns for the 10th time in their last 11 visits to Arco Arena without injured starters Peja Stojakovic, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Bonzi Wells.

Shawn Marion scored 25 points for the Suns, who made 37.5% of their shots -- matching their worst percentage of the season.

Utah 111, Toronto 98 -- Andrei Kirilenko had 18 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists for Utah's first triple-double since 1999 to help the Jazz end a two-game losing streak with a victory at Salt Lake City.

Karl Malone had Utah's last triple-double on May 4, 1999, against the Clippers.

Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 27 points.

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