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Kings rally to defeat the Suns 107-102
( 2003-12-16 09:31) (Agencies)

Peja Stojakovic scored 25 of his season-high 36 points in the second half, helping the Sacramento Kings rally for a 107-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

Phoenix missed 22 of 26 shots in the fourth quarter, blowing a 13-point lead en route to its ninth loss in 10 games.

"I think we got lucky. We can't afford to keep doing that," Stojakovic said. "When you're trying to do that you never know what's going to happen, especially down 10 or more."

Sacramento opened the fourth quarter with a 19-4 run and outscored Phoenix 28-10 in the period, sending the Suns to their sixth straight loss and dropping interim coach Mike D'Antoni to 0-3 since taking over for the fired Frank Johnson.

"We knew that if we weren't going to score, they would come back," D'Antoni said. "This team (the Kings) is a high-powered team. And they were going to put up a lot of points."

In the other NBA games Sunday, it was: Utah 94, Philadelphia 86; New York 89, Washington 87; Seattle 108, Milwaukee 102; and Miami 90, Toronto 89.

Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers, was 11-of-22 from the field and made all nine of his free throws.

His biggest basket was a short baseline jumper with 4:16 remaining that put the Kings ahead for good at 100-98.

Brad Miller added 17 points, Doug Christie had 14, and Bobby Jackson had 13 points and nine rebounds to help the Kings win their fourth straight and improve to 13-1 at home.

Shawn Marion had 28 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Stephon Marbury added 22 points and eight assists, but missed nine straight shots in the fourth quarter.

"Were playing like the season is over with. We're laying down," Marbury said. "We're a way better basketball team than what we showed tonight."

Jazz 94, 76ers 86

At Philadelphia, Andrei Kirilenko scored 30 points and Matt Harpring added 27 for Utah.

The 76ers played without Allen Iverson, the NBA's leading scorer at 28.9 points per game, He sat out for the second time in three games because of swelling in his right knee.

Carlos Arroyo added 15 points to help the Jazz win for only the second time in nine road games. Kenny Thomas led the 76ers with 16 points and Derrick Coleman and Kyle Korver each had 14.

Knicks 89, Wizards 87

At New York, Allan Houston tied his season high with 39 points, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter to lead the Knicks.

New York's Antonio McDyess had 12 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes his most playing time since returning eight games ago following a knee injury. Larry Hughes had 19 points for Washington.

SuperSonics 108, Bucks 102

At Seattle, Ronald Murray scored 23 points and rookie Richie Frahm added a career-high 17 for the SuperSonics.

Vladimir Radmanovic also had 17 points for Seattle. Michael Redd had 27 points for Milwaukee.

Heat 90, Raptors 89

At Toronto, Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 28 seconds left, and had a key block on Vince Carter to lead Miami to its third straight victory.

Brian Grant added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, and Lamar Odom had 17 points and 16 rebounds. Donyell Marshall scored 25 points for the Raptors.

 
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