NBA: Sacramento 101, Minnesota 98

March 22, 2013 at 1:07 AM

SACRAMENTO, March 22 (UPI) -- Tyreke Evans scored Sacramento's only two points in the final 4 minutes Thursday and they were enough to bring the Kings a 101-98 win over Minnesota.

Sacramento hit just 1-of-6 shots from the field down the stretch and turned the ball over twice as well, giving the Timberwolves a chance to overcome what had been an eight-point deficit.

The lone basket by the Kings in the late going came from Evans with 41 seconds to go and pushed Sacramento in front by four.

Nikola Pekovic made 1-of-2 free throws for Minnesota with 34 seconds left and, after Evans suffered a turnover to give the Timberwolves an opportunity to force overtime, Dante Cunningham missed a 3-point try with 3 seconds left.

Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with 24 points and Evans added 21. Pekovic produced 18 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants - NFL Week 5 preview
Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle meets NCAA investigators
Dallas Cowboys' Jason Garrett talks with Greg Hardy about comments
Jeff Gordon eyes 'huge' win at Charlotte