Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored Sacramento's final 6 points and sealed the victory with a blocked shot in the final seconds as the Kings beat the Suns, 118-117, last night in Phoenix.
Abdur-Rahim broke a 114-114 tie when he made an 8-footer in the lane with 30 seconds left. Leandro Barbosa answered with a 3-pointer to put the Suns up, 117-116. Abdur-Rahim then hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds left for the final margin.
He also blocked a layup by Boris Diaw -- Phoenix's last good attempt to pull out the win. With 0.7 seconds left, Jim Jackson inbounded the ball to Brian Grant, but his 16-footer from the side was short, denying coach Mike D'Antoni his 100th victory.
Peja Stojakovic had 33 points to lead the Kings (1-2). Abdur-Rahim had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Brad Miller added 17 and 10.
Barbosa led eight double-figure scorers for the Suns with 23. Steve Nash had 18 points and 13 assists, and Shawn Marion had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Lakers 112, Nuggets 92 -- Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and host Los Angeles pulled away.
Lamar Odom added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers on his 26th birthday. Chris Mihm had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Bryant also had eight rebounds and five assists.
Carmelo Anthony led Denver (1-3) with 21 points and six rebounds. Andre Miller added 20 points and six assists and Kenyon Martin scored 17 points for the Nuggets.
Warriors 83, Knicks 81 -- Jason Richardson scored 24 points to lead Golden State past host New York, keeping Larry Brown and the Knicks winless.
Golden State guard Baron Davis returned to the starting lineup after missing Friday's loss to Utah with a strained hamstring. He had 16 points and nine assists. Troy Murphy added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors (2-1).
Stephon Marbury led New York (0-3) with 15 points and six assists. Channing Frye added 12 points.