Kings topple Warriors

LOS ANGELES: The Sacramento Kings stunned the Golden State Warriors 109-106 in overtime on Saturday to snap a 13-game skid against their league-leading Western Conference rivals.
Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins scored six of his 32 points in overtime and also contributed 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Matt Barnes produced a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds as Sacramento handed the Warriors their eighth defeat of the season against 43 victories.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 35 points and nine assists.
He made eight three-pointers, but in the waning seconds of overtime missed two contested layups that could have given the Warriors the lead.
After Darren Collison’s two free-throws with 2.5 seconds left gave the Kings a 109-106 lead, the Warriors had one more chance.
Draymond Green, wide open for a three-pointer at the top of the arc, bounced one off the rim.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr wasn’t around to see it. He erupted in anger in the third quarter when Green was handed a technical on the heels of a personal foul call against teammate Kevon Looney. Kerr stormed toward mid-court, where assistant coach Mike Brown held him back, but he was thrown out of the game.
The episode ratcheted up the intensity, but the Warriors couldn’t find their usual offensive flow.
‘King’ James reigns
LeBron James scored 32 points and handed out 10 assists to lead the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-104 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
James, 32, took his career total points to 28,020, becoming the youngest player to score 28,000.
James connected on 12 of 20 shots and directed the offense with teammate Kyrie Irving sidelined by a sore quadriceps. — AFP