Albert King scored 17 points and had seven assists and Buck Williams had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead seven New Jersey players in double figures as the Nets routed the Houston Rockets, 124-85, in East Rutherford, N.J., last night.

Darryl Dawkins, Darwin Cook and Mike Gminski of the Nets each had 14 points and Cook had 11 assists.

It was the biggest margin of victory for the Nets this season, surpassing their 33-point victory over the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 23.

The Rockets, losers of nine of 10 games, have lost 12 straight road games since beating San Diego Jan. 6.

The Rockets, who have the worst record in the NBA, fell to 11-47.

During the second quarter, Houston had five players on the floor with a total of 58 seasons in the NBA. Williams said he then realized the Nets could break open the game.

Four of Houston's players were over 30 years old, topped by Elvin Hayes, 37, a 15-year veteran. Also playing were guard Calvin Murphy and center Billy Paultz, two 13-year veterans; guard Tom Henderson, with nine years, and forward Joe Bryant, with eight.

"As soon as I saw Big E (Hayes) and Calvin (Murphy) out there, I knew we could run on them," Williams said. "Elvin doesn't go down the floor like he used to and Calvin doesn't run as fast as he once did. I think I was about 10 years old when Elvin first started playing."