Jason Williams had 23 points and 10 assists as the Sacramento Kings used a 17-1 burst in the fourth quarter to beat the Rockets, 128-110, last night in Houston. It ended the Kings' 11-game losing streak to the Rockets.
The Kings won their fourth game in a row and the Rockets dropped to 0-6 at Compaq Center, their worst home start ever.
The Kings had to overcome a season-high 31-point performance by Hakeem Olajuwon, who had three blocks, giving him 2,001 for his career.
BUCKS 99, SPURS 88: Ray Allen had 26 points and Dale Ellis scored all of his 13 points in the fourth quarter for Milwaukee at home.
Milwaukee and San Antonio were tied at 68 entering the fourth quarter, but the Bucks held the Spurs to six field goals in the fourth while ending the game with a 14-5 run.
"It's the same mistakes. We can't get five guys out there on the same page," the Spurs' David Robinson said. "Right now, half the guys on the floor are doing the right thing. It's about time guys begin to understand what we're doing."
NUGGETS 93, LAKERS 82: In Denver, Ron Mercer scored 24 points and Nick Van Exel had 23 against his former team as the Nuggets ended a three-game losing streak. Shaquille O'Neal had 36 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers. But he was just 2 for 14 from the foul line, including 1 for 12 in the fourth quarter.
SONICS 110, GRIZZLIES 108: Gary Payton helped visiting Seattle overcome a 10-point deficit in the final 1:39. Payton (24 points) scored seven as the Sonics closed the game with a 14-2 run.