All five starters rested comfortably on the bench the entire fourth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wholesale Jerseys . - All five starters rested comfortably on the bench the entire fourth quarter Friday night for the Philadelphia 76ers. It was that easy of a victory for a team thats making a huge second-half push. There was no need for any fourth-quarter minutes for the starters, who helped build a 26-point lead through three quarters. Jrue Holiday had 15 points and nine rebounds in helping the 76ers coast past the Sacramento Kings, 102-80. The victory moved the 76ers ahead of the New York Knicks into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is a half-game in front of the Knicks and three behind Atlanta, which is fifth. (Other) teams got losses and we get wins our last two games, so it was another good night for us, 76ers coach Doug Collins said. There have been a lot of good nights of late for the 76ers, which certainly wasnt the case early in the season. Its been a turnaround season for Philadelphia, which won only 27 games a year ago. After a horrible 1-10 start under new coach Collins, the Sixers have become a formidable team, going 23-12 since a Jan. 3 loss in New Orleans. He brought in a new system and has held us all accountable, veteran Elton Brand said. We were all disappointed by the 3-12 start, no one was happy about that. We took it upon ourselves to all work hard and get better. The 76ers were certainly better than the Kings in practically every area. Struggling Sacramento shot 34 per cent, committed 22 turnovers that led to 27 Philly points, and was never in the game after the opening quarter. It got so bad that disgruntled Kings fans were booing, a rarity at Power Balance Pavillion. The struggles continue for the Kings, who own the worst record (16-51) in the Western Conference and could be headed to Anaheim next season. The Maloof ownership was granted a relocation extension until April 18, five days after the regular-season ends. The Maloofs will have the opportunity to discuss their options at the NBA Board of Governors meetings on April 14-15. This was a bad game for us, I dont blame the fans for booing, Kings coach Paul Westphal said. It wasnt good basketball by us. DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost eight of nine. Omri Casspi scored 14 points and Beno Udrih had 13. Lou Williams added 14 points and Andre Iguodala had 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the 76ers. Iguodala will rest his sore right knee Saturday against Portland, the final game on the teams five-game road trip. After dominating the first half, the 76ers came out strong again in the third quarter. Jodie Meeks scored seven points in the first 6 minutes, including a three-pointer at the 6:06 mark that put Philadelphia ahead 68-42. Iguodala credited defence for the lopsided victory. The 76ers had a season-high 16 steals and blocked five shots in beating the Kings for a sixth straight time. The Kings are a high-turnover team, said Iguodala, who had three steals, one less than Holiday. You dont have to gamble or be aggressive and go for steals against them to get turnovers. We just let them make the mistakes. Holiday scored all his points in the first half for Philadelphia, which shot 48 per cent and led 55-38. The game was the first meeting between Philadelphia centre Spencer Hawes and his Kings counterpart, Samuel Dalembert, who spent eight seasons with the 76ers. The two were traded for each other in the off-season. Hawes, drafted by the Kings in 2007 as a 19-year-old with one year of college ball, was greeted with applause when the starting lineups were announced. He is enjoying a playoff run for the first time after three losing seasons with the Kings. Its great. You have so much on the line every night, said Hawes, who had six points, six rebounds and four assists. Playing with so much on the line this time of year is really fun. Notes: Holiday scored 12 first-quarter points for the 76ers, who ran off 11 straight and led 32-23. ... Marcus Thornton appeared injured when he slipped and fell underneath the Kings basket late in the first quarter. He was on the floor for several minutes, but eventually walked slowly to the bench, then returned to play the entire second quarter. ... The Kings shot 32 per cent and had 12 first-half turnovers that resulted in 15 points for the 76ers. ... Meeks had made two or more three-pointers in 10 straight games, but hit just one against the Kings. The streak was the longest by a 76ers player since Kyle Korvers 19-game run in 2004-05. Cheap Jerseys. It marks the final selection of the 2011-12 season and there was no womens sports in competition. Verreault-Paul, a fourth-year psychology student from Mashteuiatsh, Que. Cheap Jerseys from china . Instead, they dropped their second straight game against the worst team in baseball on Tuesday night to keep them from wrapping up a playoff spot. WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The All Blacks worst fears were realized when flyhalf Dan Carter was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with a groin injury Sunday, a bitter setback for host New Zealand. All Blacks coach Graham Henry told a news conference that Carter would take no further part in the tournament because of a serious injury sustained during kicking practice on Saturday. The injury occurred only hours after Carter had been named to captain New Zealand for the first time in his 84-test career in the absence of Richie McCaw, who was ruled out of the Canada match with an injured foot. New Zealanders have always seen an injury to Carter as a worst-case scenario which would heavily damage the All Blacks chances of winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. "Its devastating for Daniel. Hes been a world-class player for a long time, probably one of the greatest players ever produced by this country," Henry said. "This was going to be his pinnacle, the Rugby World Cup. Weve had a lot of focus on this tournament for the last couple of years and its devastating he cant be involved in that. "Its a tragic situation for a highly talented young sportsman. This was his scene really; a World Cup in New Zealand and it was going to be his big occasion." Henry said Carter wouldnt be feeling sorry for himself, despite the setback. "He doesnt talk that way, its the coach talking, so I feel very sad for him," Henry said. "Hes the type of guy who will handle this as best he can and hes got a huge strength of character. Hes a key All Black, not only on the field as the navigator of this team for a long time, but a key person off it. "Hes got great character and I just feel huge sympathy for him and his situation." McCaw went to see Carter on Saturday, after the hed "realized the worst news you can get." "Hes pretty devastated it ended like that," McCaw said in a television interview Sunday. "But I guess thats sport. It could happen to any one of us any time. From a team point of view, weve just got to keep marching on. "Theres no doubt ... he leaves a big h***. But it doesnt stop the tournament, weve got to carry on." Carter has scored a world-record 1,250 points in tests and is regarded as the best flyhalf in world rugby. The lack of an adequate replacement, if he was to succumb to injury, has been seen as the Achilles heel of the AAll Blacks World Cup campaign. Cheap Jerseys China. Carters only specialist backup in the current All Blacks squad is Colin Slade, a 23-year-old novice who has played in eight matches in a test career that is less than a year old. Slades performances for New Zealand, since his debut as a replacement against Australia last year, have generally been nerve-ridden and erratic. He was due to start New Zealands final pool match against Canada later Sunday but needs a strong performance to convince the All Blacks selectors that he has the maturity to guide the team in the World Cups knockout rounds. If Slade is thought too inexperienced for the job, the No. 10 jersey may pass to Piri Weepu, the 52-test veteran who covers both halfback positions. Henry announced on Sunday that 22-year-old Aaron Cruden, who has played only six test matches including five as a replacement, would join New Zealands 30-man squad in Carters place. Carter injured his left groin during goalkicking practice on Saturday. He immediately collapsed on the field in obvious pain and had to be assisted to the dressing rooms. All Blacks doctor Deb Robinson said a scan revealed Carter had torn the adductor longus tendon. "We had a scan done last night and unfortunately it has confirmed he has a significant left groin injury," Robinson said. "At the moment the plan is that hell come to Auckland with us tomorrow and well seek a specialist opinion about his management options. Surgery may be an option, but we obviously havent had that opinion yet, and when we do, well come to some conclusions after that." Henry said the All Blacks needed to "show strength," both to support Carter and to move on in the tournament in his absence. New Zealand has already qualified for the quarterfinals but had counted on Carters experience to steady it in the pressure matches of the tournaments knockout rounds. "The group is obviously very shattered with this news, but they are also a very resilient group of people focussed on doing this job right," Henry said. "We are all obviously devastated for Daniel. He has worked so hard to be at a peak for Rugby World Cup. We will rally around him and pull together as a team. "We need to move on as well. We have been dealt the cards we have got and it is very important that we play them superbly. It is obviously a tragedy but we just need to show strength in this situation." ' ' '

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