Chris Webber scored a season-high 37 points and could only laugh when Cleveland's Bob Sura called a timeout his team didn't have last night as Sacramento won for the first time at Cleveland with a 111-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Webber added 10 rebounds and Jason Williams had 18 points and a career-high 18 assists for Sacramento, which had lost 14 straight in Cleveland. The Kings were still in Kansas City when they beat the Cavs at the old Richfield Coliseum on March 18, 1984.
Webber, who gained infamy by calling a timeout in the closing seconds of the 1993 NCAA title game when Michigan didn't have any, and the rest of the Kings celebrated when Sura called time with 25 seconds to go and the Cavs down 106-103. Sura asked for time after he was unable to make an inbounds pass near midcourt.
"That situation," Webber said. "The same thing that makes you laugh makes you cry."
SUNS 86, HORNETS 80: Cliff Robinson scored 30 points and Tom Gugliotta returned to the lineup in Phoenix for the first time since his life-threatening seizure Dec. 17. Jason Kidd had 11 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds for Phoenix.
Gugliotta missed seven games after his seizure on the team bus following a game in Portland. Team doctors suspect the seizure was caused by a supplement Gugliotta took moments earlier. He scored two points on 1-for-6 shooting but led the Suns with 10 rebounds in 16 minutes.
LAKERS 122, CLIPPERS 98: In Los Angeles, Shaquille O'Neal had 38 points and 15 rebounds as the Lakers extended their winning streak to 11 games--longest in the NBA this season. It was the 18th win in 19 games for the Lakers as well as their 11th straight over the Clippers.
TIMBERWOLVES 91, SPURS 88: Minnesota held visiting San Antonio without a field goal for the first 8 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter and held on.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 27 points in the teams' first meeting since the Spurs eliminated the Wolves in four games in the first round of last year's NBA playoffs.
SEATTLE 103, ROCKETS 96: Gary Payton scored 29 points for visiting Seattle, which broke a five-game losing streak.
Houston rookie Steve Francis scored 27 to tie his career high, which came at Seattle on Nov. 20. Matt Bullard added a season-high 20 in a rare start.
BUCKS 116, HAWKS 113: Isaiah Rider returned to the Atlanta starting lineup after a one-game suspension.
But Glenn Robinson hit back-to-back jumpers in the final minute to key a comeback for host Milwaukee. Robinson hit 11 of 12 shots in the second half and finished with 36 points.
Hawks Coach Lenny Wilkens returned to Atlanta earlier in the day with flu-like symptoms. Assistant Stan Albeck led the team.
TRAIL BLAZERS 114, RAPTORS 90: Damon Stoudamire, playing his first game in Toronto since demanding a trade two years ago, scored 22 points as Portland won its sixth straight. Stoudamire, one of Toronto's most popular athletes during his 2 1/2 years in the city, was booed every time he touched the ball. He added five assists and four rebounds.
KNICKS 96, CELTICS 88: Allan Houston scored a season-high 37 points for New York, which beat Boston for the 15th consecutive time at Madison Square Garden.
GRIZZLIES 91, HEAT 87: Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 20 points and hit four free throws in the final two minutes as Vancouver overcame a 15-point deficit in Miami.
PACERS 116, NETS 111: Reggie Miller scored 24 points and Rik Smits added 22 as Indiana weathered a fourth-quarter rally by visiting New Jersey. Miller shot 10 of 14 before being ejected for arguing a no-call with 4:12 to play in the third quarter.
NUGGETS 98, MAVERICKS 96: In Denver, George McCloud hit two three-pointers in the final 46 seconds and Antonio McDyess had 27 points and 13 rebounds.