Kings rule over Clippers

Los Angeles: The Sacramento Kings were winless against Los Angeles Clippers in four games last season. But on Sunday night, they made sure that wouldn’t repeat this season with a dominant fourth quarter.

DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 25 points, and the Kings handed the poor-shooting Clippers their first loss in three games this season, 98-92.

The Kings rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter and outscored the Clippers 28-18 in the fourth. They took the lead for good on a layup by Gay with just under six minutes to play.

Clippers were held to 0 of 12 from 3-point range in the fourth quarter by Kings. Cousins scored the nba-logoKings’ first eight points of the game, and he had 11 points in the third when they cut a 10-point deficit to four heading into the fourth.

Bosh, Wade turn on the heat

Miami: Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points as Miami Heat beat Toronto 107-102 on Sunday night, the 16th straight win for the Heat over the Raptors.

Wade also finished with 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat. Luol Deng scored 18 points, Shawne Williams added 16 and Mario Chalmers finished with 12 for Miami.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for Toronto, which hasn’t beaten Miami since Jan. 27, 2010. Miami led by as many as 16 late in the third quarter before the Raptors came roaring back, starting with a 6-0 run to close the third and get within 10.

Results: Sacramento Kings beat LA Clippers 98-92; Toronto Raptors lost to Miami Heat 102-107; Charlotte Bobcats lost to New York Knicks 93-96; Golden State Warriors beat Portland Trailblazers 95-90

Vishnu Ravi Shankar
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