LOS ANGELES Sacramento's Beno Udrih made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining, and Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant missed an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer Sunday night in the Kings' 114-113 victory over the Lakers.
Udrih finished with 25 points and 10 assists for Sacramento, winning for just the second time in nine games in a stretch that included a defeat by the Lakers in Sacramento on Tuesday. Kevin Martin added 21 points for the Kings, and Ron Artest had 17.
Bryant scored 26 as the Lakers lost only their second in 15 games. Pau Gasol had 25 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Los Angeles, and Lamar Odom had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Both teams featured balanced scoring and not much defense. Francisco Garcia had 15 points for Sacramento, and Mikki Moore and Spencer Hawes 14 apiece.
Gasol's layup with 15 seconds left gave the Lakers a 113-112 lead, but Sasha Vujacic fouled Udrih, and he calmly sank both free throws. After a Lakers' timeout, Bryant took the in-bounds pass, tried to drive, pulled up and his fadeaway jumper bounced off the rim.
SUNS 94, SPURS 87: At Phoenix, Shaquille O'Neal had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Steve Nash 19 points and 14 assists, helping Phoenix defeat San Antonio. Phoenix outscored the Spurs 14-2 in the final 3:40 to improve to 4-6 since O'Neal joined the team. O'Neal's two blocked shots made him the third player in NBA history to have 26,000 points, 11,500 rebounds and 2,500 blocks, joining Kareem-Abdul Jabaar and Hakeem Olajuwon. Manu Ginobili scored 22 points, but missed several down the stretch for the Spurs, who lost their second in a row after an 11-game winning streak.
RAPTORS 114, SUPERSONICS 106: At Toronto, Anthony Parker scored 23 points to lead six Raptors in double figures in Toronto's victory, its fifth consecutive game without All-Star forward Chris Bosh. Chris Wilcox scored 28 points and Kevin Durant had 20 for slumping Seattle, which has lost eight of nine and are on pace to finish with the worst record in franchise history.
76ERS 119, BUCKS 97: At Milwaukee, Thaddeus Young scored 22 points, Samuel Dalembert added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Philadelphia coasted to its fourth straight win. Charlie Villanueva had 25 points and eight rebounds for Milwaukee, which lost for the fifth time in six games.
The Bucks were without starting guard Mo Williams, who missed his third straight game with an abdominal strain, and forward Yi Jianlian, who also missed his third straight game with a sprained ankle.
PISTONS 116, BULLS 109: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Chauncey Billups matched a season high with 34 points, Richard Hamilton scored 23 and Detroit clinched its seventh straight playoff berth. Tayshaun Prince added 21 points for the Pistons, who ended a five-game losing streak against Chicago and prevented the Bulls from sweeping the season series for the first time since 1995-96. Ben Gordon led Chicago with 27 points and Luol Deng added 21.