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NBA: Trail Blazers Down Kings in Overtime


The Portland Trail Blazers tied Sacramento at the buzzer, and went on to beat the Kings 110-105 in overtime in Saturday's National Basketball Association action.

Portland rookie Brandon Roy scored as regulation time expired, and Zach Randolph put the visiting Blazers in the lead for good with 44 seconds left in the five-minute extra session. Randolph led all scorers with 32 points and 15 rebounds. Roy had 23 points.

Cleveland's LeBron James netted 19 points and had a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers 96-91 over the New Jersey Nets. Cleveland has won four games in five nights.

The Atlanta Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak, downing the Los Angeles Clippers 86-74. Joe Johnson scored 27 points, and Zaza Pachulia added 22 to help the Hawks win for the first time since December 15.

The Indiana Pacers beat the New Orleans Hornets 100-93, the Chicago Bulls thumped the Detroit Pistons 106-89, and the Utah Jazz overcame a slow start to defeat the Denver Nuggets 96-84. Also, the Golden State Warriors edged the Seattle SuperSonics 108-104 for their sixth straight home win.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.