KINGS 106, ROCKETS 91
SACRAMENTO, Calif. • Rudy Gay scored 26 points in his first home game since coming over in a trade from Toronto, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Houston Rockets 106-91 Sunday night.
Gay added five rebounds and four assists. He finished 10-for-20 shooting in a dazzling home debut for the Kings, who had lost eight of their past 10 games.
DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Isaiah Thomas added 19 points and eight assists to help Sacramento hold on to the lead for most of the final three quarters.
James Harden twisted his left ankle early in the third quarter but finished with 25 points, and Dwight Howard had 13 points and 10 rebounds while battling foul trouble in a disappointing end to Houston’s cramped three-game road trip. The Rockets lost at Portland on Thursday and won at Golden State on Friday.
TRAIL BLAZERS 111, PISTONS 109, OT
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. • Damian Lillard hit a spinning fadeaway with one-tenth of a second left in overtime to lift Portland over Detroit.
Lillard was guarded well by Rodney Stuckey as he tried to drive to the basket, but he was able to hit a tough fadeaway from about 8 feet. Detroit couldn’t get off a shot before the buzzer.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points for Portland, which rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Lillard finished with 23 points.
Josh Smith scored 31 points, his most since signing with the Pistons as a free agent in the offseason.
TIMBERWOLVES 101, GRIZZLIES 93
MEMPHIS, Tenn. • Kevin Love had 30 points and nine rebounds, Minnesota hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in beating Memphis.
The victory snapped Minnesota’s 11-game losing streak to the Grizzlies and also gave the Timberwolves their third win in the last four.
Love was 11 of 21 from the field, including 4 of 8 from outside the arc as Minnesota converted 12 of 26 from long range. Minnesota had made 11 3-pointers six times this season, including in Friday night’s loss at San Antonio. Nikola Pekovic scored 19 points, while reserve J.J. Barea had 15. Ricky Rubio finished with 12 points.
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 28 points before leaving with just under 4 minutes left with a bruised left thigh. Zach Randolph had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
SUNS 106, WARRIORS 102
PHOENIX • Eric Bledsoe scored seven of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Phoenix won its fifth straight game, holding off Stephen Curry and Golden State.
Bledsoe added eight rebounds and eight assists, Goran Dragic scored 21 points, and Channing Frye added 20 for the Suns.Next Page >
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