Corey Maggette led a late surge and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 3 minutes 13 seconds to beat the Orlando Magic, 120-117, last night.
The Clippers led by 10 early in the fourth quarter, but Orlando's Darrell Armstrong scored eight consecutive points, including a pair of free throws that put the Magic ahead 113-106.
Starting at the 2:19 mark, Maggette had a basket and shot 4 for 4 from the foul line to tie it at 115 with 55 seconds remaining.
"It's big for us because Orlando is like Utah, one of the toughest teams in the league to beat at home," Maggette said. "We had a poor start and they jumped on us. Coach [Alvin Gentry] told us that this is the kind of team that you have to keep your composure with."
After Armstrong missed a three-pointer, Keyon Dooling's free throws put Los Angeles ahead for good, 117-115 with 22 seconds left. Miller followed by hitting three foul shots, and Orlando's Grant Hill made a layup at the buzzer.
Andre Miller scored 29 points for the Clippers. Eric Piatkowski and Michael Olowokandi each had a season-high 21 points and Maggette finished with 19.
Elton Brand had 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for Los Angeles.
* KINGS 105, HAWKS 97: Chris Webber scored 27 points and Sacramento remained unbeaten at home this season.
Ahead by four points heading into the final period, the Kings went on a 16-5 run.
Bobby Jackson closed the streak with a three-pointer and a long jumper, giving Sacramento a 91-77 lead midway through the quarter.
Despite a scoreless first half, Doug Christie finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the Kings. Peja Stojakovic made three three-pointers and had 17 points and Vlade Divac added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim made 14 of 16 free throws and finished with 32 points and seven rebounds for Atlanta.
* HORNETS 97, KNICKS 91: Baron Davis had five of his 24 points and two of his seven assists in overtime, and New Orleans scored the final 10 points at Madison Square Garden.
With Charlie Ward sitting out with a bruised leg, Howard Eisley having fouled out and rookie Frank Williams too inexperienced to play in crunch time, Davis took advantage as Shandon Anderson tried to defend him in overtime.
"I thought it was significant. They went with who they had," Hornets Coach Paul Silas said.