Peja has 27, Bibby adds 21; Magic drop fifth in a row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Rick Adelman is more than ready

to see his revamped roster play with more consistency.

He relied on an old standby Tuesday night to bring the Kings

another victory: Mike Bibby.

Bibby scored 10 straight fourth-quarter points with three

3-pointers and Sacramento sent the Orlando Magic to their

season-worst fifth consecutive defeat, 105-94.

"Unbelievable," Adelman said of Bibby's scoring outburst.

"Those 3s he hit won the game for us."

Peja Stojakovic scored 27 points and Bibby had 21 points, 10

assists and six rebounds in the Kings' 10th straight victory over

Orlando at Arco Arena.

Brian Skinner added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Kenny Thomas

16 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high seven assists off the

bench for Sacramento. The Kings bounced back from a 111-96 home

loss to Houston on Sunday and avenged a narrow defeat to the Magic

earlier this month in Orlando.

Steve Francis had 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists

and Grant Hill 24 points as the Magic began a tough five-game,

seven-day road trip in one of the NBA's most raucous arenas. They

haven't won in Arco since a 97-91 victory on Dec. 19, 1993.

Orlando also faces the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle

SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats before

heading home.

The Magic played without suspended forward Stacey Augmon,

punished for one game by the NBA for cursing and throwing lotion at

a member of the media after a loss to the New Jersey Nets on


Sacramento held a comfortable lead for most of the third quarter

until Hedo Turkoglu pulled the Magic to 71-64 on a 3-pointer with

1:54 left in the period. He then dunked off a steal by Francis with

35 seconds left in the quarter, and the Magic got it to 77-71

heading into the fourth.

"What we really started doing is standing around," Adelman

said. "There's just no movement. We got real complacent and really

lethargic in the third quarter."

With a handful of new players still learning Adelman's system,

and the Kings still dealing with Chris Webber's shocking departure,

Adelman realizes it will take time for things to click.

He wants to rest Bibby more often, but the explosive guard seems

to be the key to keeping the offense going. Bibby's spurt turned a

79-74 lead early in the final period into a 90-76 advantage with

8:19 remaining.

"Bibby came out and hit a couple of 3s and turned the game

right back into Sacramento's favor," Magic coach Johnny Davis

said. "We crawled back into the game in the second half, but we

didn't have enough to overtake them."

Turkoglu finished with 14 points and five rebounds against his

former team.

This was the teams' first meeting in Sacramento since a January

trade sent popular guard Doug Christie to the Magic for Cuttino


Unfortunately for Kings fans who hoped to properly welcome

Christie back, he is out for the rest of the season with bone spurs

in his left ankle and doesn't travel with the team.

The Kings used an 8-0 run to take a 34-21 lead midway through

the second quarter, then had another 8-0 spurt for a 61-47 halftime

advantage. Sacramento shot 61.7 percent in the first half


Mobley still thinks Sacramento can come out with more energy.

"Mike and myself need to exert ourselves a little faster early

in the game," he said. "Definitely we need strong production from

our backcourt."

Dwight Howard was held scoreless in the first half and finished

with four points, all free throws. He attempted only one field


For Stojakovic, it was a turnaround game. The Kings'

second-leading scorer hadn't gone over 20 points since Feb. 10

against Seattle.

Game notes
Davis doesn't seem too concerned about Orlando's struggles.

This is the team's longest skid since losing 13 in a row from March

13-April 10 last season -- and the Magic committed a season-high 25

turnovers. "We're sitting in a playoff position. What could be

better than that?" Davis said. "But you've got to win games. We

have to maintain it and try to enhance it. Obviously, this is a big

road trip for us." ... Hill still has tenderness in his left shin

after being kicked Feb. 27 against Miami. "It's a little sore,"

he said. He's more concerned with the Magic playing well on this

road swing. "We'll see what we're made of this trip," he said.

... The Kings are 13-1 at home against the Eastern Conference. ...

The Magic fell to 3-8 since the All-Star break. ... Aside from

Augmon, Orlando's DeShawn Stevenson was fined $7,500 for kicking

the ball into the stands at the final buzzer of the Magic's 98-82

home loss to the Nets.