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Monday, March 4, 2013 - Page updated at 08:30 p.m.

Salmons leads Kings' rout

By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — John Salmons has had some memorable games during his 10-year career. With his strong shooting against the Charlotte Bobcats, he added another to the list.

Salmons scored 19 of his 22 points in the third quarter and Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Kings in a 119-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.

Salmons got the Kings going in the third quarter when they outscored the Bobcats 43-19 and took a 97-59 lead The point total was the most allowed in a quarter in Charlotte franchise history.

"Anything he (Salmons) threw at the basket it went in," Charlotte coach Mike Dunlap said.

Salmons scored all 19 points in the third in a four-minute stretch that included a four-point play. Salmons made 4 of 7 three-pointers in the quarter and connected on all five free throws.

"When my teammates find me open and I'm in a rhythm, I have a lot of confidence that I'm going to knock the shots down," Salmons said.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Kings won by 36 points or more was on Nov. 15, 2005, in a 119-83 win over Utah.

CHARLOTTE fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Kidd-Gilchrist 28:12 4-8 2-2 1-6 1 0 10
Biyombo 6:10 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2
Mullens 19:29 5-11 0-0 0-2 2 4 12
Walker 26:22 2-7 6-9 0-0 6 0 11
Henderson 27:32 4-9 4-4 0-3 3 2 12
Diop 24:26 1-2 0-0 1-5 1 2 2
Sessions 17:17 0-5 4-4 0-0 2 1 4
Taylor 19:12 3-8 2-4 0-0 0 2 9
Adrien 16:06 0-3 3-4 2-5 0 2 3
Gordon 13:25 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 2 3
McRoberts 29:49 3-12 0-0 0-6 2 1 6
Williams 12:00 4-6 0-0 0-1 2 0 9
Totals 28-77 21-27 4-31 20 18 83
Percentages: FG .364, FT .778. Three-point goals: 6-23, .261 (Mullens 2-5, Gordon 1-1, Taylor 1-3, Williams 1-3, Walker 1-4, Henderson 0-1, Sessions 0-1, McRoberts 0-5). Team rebounds: 5. Team turnovers: 13 (21 PTS). Blocked shots: 3 (McRoberts 2, Kidd-Gilchrist). Turnovers: 13 (Diop 3, McRoberts 3, Henderson 2, Kidd-Gilchrist 2, Walker 2, Taylor). Steals: 6 (Walker 2, Diop, McRoberts, Mullens, Taylor).
SACRAMENTO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Salmons 30:25 6-13 5-5 2-3 2 3 22
Thompson 27:46 6-8 6-6 4-14 0 4 18
Cousins 23:20 6-14 2-4 3-9 1 4 14
IThomas 26:50 4-10 0-0 0-2 7 2 10
Evans 23:44 3-6 5-7 0-7 4 1 13
Thornton 19:43 7-11 2-2 1-2 3 2 18
Patterson 16:57 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 0 5
Fredette 19:22 3-11 0-0 0-3 1 2 7
Hayes 20:32 3-5 0-1 4-12 4 3 6
Douglas 15:29 0-4 2-2 2-3 2 1 2
Johnson 8:27 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 2
Aldrich 7:25 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 2
Totals 42-90 22-27 18-60 26 23 119
Percentages: FG .467, FT .815. Three-point goals: 13-33, .394 (Salmons 5-10, Evans 2-3, Thornton 2-4, I.Thomas 2-5, Patterson 1-2, Fredette 1-6, Douglas 0-1, Cousins 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Team turnovers: 18 (18 PTS). Blocked shots: 4 (Aldrich, Cousins, Evans, Patterson). Turnovers: 18 (Cousins 3, Johnson 3, Fredette 2, I.Thomas 2, Thompson 2, Thornton 2, Douglas, Evans, Patterson, Salmons). Steals: 8 (Salmons 2, Thompson 2, Thornton 2, Evans, Fredette).
Charlotte 27 13 19 24 — 83
Sacramento 27 27 43 22 — 119
Attendance: 14,555 (17,317). Time: 2:10. Officials: T. Washington, V. Palmer, G. Zielinski.

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