In National Basketball Association (NBA) action Thursday, Kobe Bryant scored 51 points but his Los Angeles Lakers fell in overtime to the Sacramento Kings 118-109. Mike Bibby scored 40 points to lead the Kings and Kenny Thomas had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career "triple-double."
In the NBA's other game Thursday, the Detroit Pistons' Richard Hamilton scored 26 points, and Rasheed Wallace had 23 as the Pistons routed the undermanned New York Knicks 105-79. The Knicks were without starter Antonio Davis who was suspended for going into the stands Wednesday night. Davis insisted he was going after a man he said was threatening his wife. The Knicks have now lost four straight. Some information for this report was provided by AP .