Mike Bibby finished his career-high 42 points with two clinching free throws with 0.4 seconds left, and the Sacramento Kings held off the visiting Orlando Magic, 104-100, last night in a meeting of shorthanded teams.
Bibby and Brad Miller were the Kings' only healthy regular starters, but the point guard and his center still carried Sacramento to its 11th straight home victory over the Magic. Miller had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists, scoring 9 points in the fourth and hitting a crucial 3-pointer with 2:16 to play.
Bibby, battling through tight defense and visibly favoring his hip after a late-game collision, had another superb shooting performance when the Kings needed it most. He put Sacramento in control with 15 points in the third quarter, hitting three 3-pointers while the Kings took a 14-point lead.
Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter for the Magic.
Kevin Martin added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings, who played without injured starters Peja Stojakovic, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Bonzi Wells.
Dwight Howard scored 18 points and just missed his career high with 19 rebounds, but Orlando dropped to 4-13 on the road with its eighth straight defeat, including all four games of its road trip.
Trail Blazers 89, Cavaliers 87 -- Ruben Patterson and Zach Randolph each had 16 points and seven rebounds and host Portland edged Cleveland.
LeBron James had 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their fourth straight.
James hit a 3-pointer to give Cleveland an 84-83 lead with 3:10 to go, its first lead of the second half.
Juan Dixon answered with a 3 to put Portland back in front before Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas tied it with a jumper. With 47.7 seconds left, Henderson fouled Randolph, who made both his shots to give the Blazers an 88-86 lead.
Eric Snow missed one of two free throws to make it 88-87 with 37.1 seconds to go. After both sides missed long jumpers, Ilgauskas fouled out and Patterson made just one of his foul shots.
James took the ball down the court, and Snow was off with his long jumper as time wound down.
Raptors 129, Knicks 103 -- Jalen Rose had a season-high 31 points and host Tornot reached a franchise high in points, ending New York's six-game winning streak.
Morris Peterson added a season-high 28 and Chris Bosh had 23 for the Raptors, who surpassed the previous record of 128 points -- done twice. They last did it March 13, 2005, against Philadelphia.