Cousins, Kings stun Lakers in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Omri Casspi added 20 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Lakers with a stunning 100-95 victory over the two-time defending champions on Friday night.

Kobe Bryant passed Hakeem Olajuwon for eighth place on the NBA's career scoring list while scoring 21 of his 38 points in the first quarter, but the Lakers apparently got caught looking ahead to Sunday's NBA finals rematch with Boston.

Samuel Dalembert scored 18 points as the Kings (11-33) jumped to a 20-point lead in the third quarter against the Lakers' disinterested defense.

The Kings then survived the Lakers' late rally for their first win over their one-time archrivals since December 2008.

Even though captain Derek Fisher put a two-day ban on all talk and thought about the Celtics during Thursday's practice, the Lakers resembled the disorganized, disinterested bunch that overlooked Milwaukee in an embarrassing home loss four days before the Miami Heat's visit on Christmas — another blowout defeat.

Thunder 124, Wizards 117, OT

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 40 points in the second overtime, Russell Westbrook added his third triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder kept the Washington Wizards winless on the road.

Durant converted a three-point play, hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer from the right wing and then added a jumper from the top of the key as the Thunder finally took the lead for good. Washington fell to 0-22 on the road, matching the third-worst start in NBA history.

Nuggets 117, Cavaliers 103

At Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and Denver avoided any embarrassment by handing the pathetic Cavaliers their team record-tying 19th straight loss.

Melo and the Nuggets showed little compassion for the Cavs, who rallied within six in the fourth but couldn't get any closer.

Heat 88, Pistons 87

At Miami, Eddie House hit two deciding free throws with 6.5 seconds left, LeBron James led all scorers with 39 points and Miami rallied late to beat Detroit.

Suns 88, Celtics 71

At Phoenix, Marcin Gortat had career highs of 19 points and 17 rebounds, Vince Carter added 17 points and Phoenix ran over weary Boston.

Bulls 99, Magic 90

At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 22 points despite two painful stomach ulcers, Luol Deng added 26, and Chicago beat Dwight Howard and Orlando.

Hawks 111, Knicks 102

At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Atlanta turned back New York's late comeback.

Atlanta forward Marvin Williams and New York's Shawne Williams were ejected with 43.7 seconds remaining after a brief altercation.

Jazz 108, Timberwolves 100

At Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap scored 30 points, Earl Watson had a season-high 13 assists in place of injured Deron Williams, and Utah beat Minnesota to halt a six-game losing streak.

Pacers 124, Nets 92

At Indianapolis, Mike Dunleavy scored 30 points to help Indiana snap a six-game losing streak.

Grizzlies 99, 76ers 94

At Philadelphia, Rudy Gay scored 16 points and put Memphis ahead for good with a 6-footer in traffic, helping Memphis rally from a 21-point deficit and beat Philadelphia.

Bucks 116, Raptors 110, OT

At Toronto, Corey Maggette hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime and Milwaukee handing Toronto its 10th straight loss.

Bobcats 121, Warriors 113, OT

At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Jackson scored 31 points, including a tying 3-pointer in the final second of regulation, and the Charlotte Bobcats rallied for an overtime win.

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