Nets dethrone Kings

Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2002

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Keith Van Horn broke out of a scoring slump with 25 points, and Jason Kidd added 14 points to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 117-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings in a matchup of the top teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences on Monday night.

The Nets used a 25-8 run to open the third quarter, turning a 57-54 halftime advantage into an 82-62 lead. The Kings, playing the second half of a back-to-back set, never threatened the rest of the way as New Jersey snapped Sacramento's five-game winning streak.

Raptors 100, 76ers 93

PHILADELPHIA -- Vince Carter scored 13 of his 28 points in the third quarter, leading Toronto past Philadelphia.

Allen Iverson scored 36 points for the Sixers, but was ejected after getting his second technical foul with 6.3 seconds left.

Rockets 104, Jazz 97

HOUSTON -- Steve Francis shot 18-for-22 from the line and scored 33 points, and Cuttino Mobley added 30 points to lead Houston to a victory over Utah.

The Rockets led by 13 points in the fourth quarter before the Jazz rallied behind Karl Malone.

Spurs 113, Timberwolves 83

SAN ANTONIO -- David Robinson had 13 points and 15 rebounds and seven San Antonio players scored in double figures in a victory over Minnesota.

The Spurs, who snapped a four-game home losing streak, played most of the second half without star forward Tim Duncan, who was ejected along with Minnesota's Kevin Garnett early in the third quarter.

Duncan was ejected for the first time in his four-year NBA career after a brief verbal exchange with Garnett with 9:49 remaining in the third quarter.

Duncan and Antonio Daniels each scored 13 points for the Spurs.

Reserve Gary Trent led Minnesota with 16 points. Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak and Chauncey Billups each scored 10 points for the Timberwolves. Garnett had eight points and six rebounds.

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