NBA ROUNDUP | Thursday's games
Kings 118, Nets 82
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Sacramento Kings went on a 38-10 run bridging the first and second quarters, and eventually led by as many as 42 points in defeating New Jersey, preventing the Nets from matching the longest winning streak in franchise history -- 11 games. It was the first home loss for the Nets since Nov. 16, when the West's other powerhouse -- the Dallas Mavericks -- beat them by eight points. That game at least was competitive, a quality this game lacked for a majority of its 48 minutes.
Trail Blazers 90, Spurs 87
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Scottie Pippen and Derek Anderson scored 19 points apiece as Portland held off San Antonio for its 11th win in 13 games. With the score tied at 80, Dale Davis hit a turnaround jumper and Anderson added a layup with 1:30 left. San Antonio's Tim Duncan scored, and his free throw pulled the Spurs within 84-83. But Pippen's running jumper stretched the Blazers' lead and Anderson's driving layup with 17 seconds left put them ahead 88-83.
-- Associated Press