Larry Drew scored 13 of his 22 points in the final period to help give the Kansas City Kings a 129-124 come-from-behind victory last night over the Boston Celtics in Kansas City.
Drew, who sat out Kansas City's previous game Sunday with a sprained ankle and was listed as doubtful against the Celtics, scored seven points in the final 52 seconds as Kansas City extended its winning streak to three games with its first victory over Boston since 1981.
Ed Nealy, a starting forward for Kansas City, scored his first field goal of the game with 4:27 left to give the Kings their first lead since the opening minutes at 105-104. The lead changed hands six times over the next two minutes before Mike Woodson put Kansas City ahead for good at 113-112.
Boston Coach Bill Fitch, who received two technicals and was ejected in the last seconds of the game, said he was extremely unhappy with the officiating in the game.
"I'm going to do plenty officially," Fitch said. "I'll tell you, whatever action a coach can take officially, I'll take it. We said the Kings would be tough to beat here. They don't need any help."