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NBA Game Summary - Miami at Sacramento



(Friday, December 27th)

Final Score: Sacramento 108, Miami 103 (OT)

Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins had a monster outing with 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 108-103 overtime win over the Miami Heat from Sleep Train Arena.

Rudy Gay hit a 3-pointer and Isaiah Thomas made a 12-foot pullup jumper as the Kings jumped out to a 94-89 just over a minute into the extra session.

Cousins then cleaned up his own miss with a layup for a six-point lead at the 2:15 mark of OT.

Gay grabbed a rebound off a Bosh miss with under a minute left, was fouled and hit both free throws for a 102-94 cushion.

"Our defense was pretty good down the stretch -- got some big stops, made some big plays and got a good win," said Cousins.

LeBron James hit three straight 3s for Miami in the final 44.4 seconds which kept them in the game, but Sacramento was perfect from the line to seal the win.

Miami made only six field goals in the final 8:48 of the contest.

Gay scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half and overtime while Thomas deposited a double-double with 22 points and 11 helpers for Sacramento, which snapped Miami's six-game winning streak.

Sacramento also halted a 10-game losing streak to the Heat.

James dumped in a game-high 33 points along with eight assists and eight boards. Chris Bosh had 18 points in the loss.

Miami was without Dwyane Wade (knee), Ray Allen (knee), and Chris Andersen (back).

James moved past both Larry Bird and Gary Payton for 29th on the NBA's all- time scoring list.

"Cousins was a big body in there and made some big putbacks late," said Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra. "(Gay) got hot. He made some easy ones, some open ones, and some tough ones. That's usually how it goes."

The Kings led 4-2 early on when James and Shane Battier led a 21-2 charge midway through the first. Battier hit three treys and James added nine points in the run.

During the spurt, James passed Bird in style with a breakaway windmill dunk.

Marcus Thornton and Thomas hit back-to-back 3s late in the frame to cut the deficit to 10, but Miami pushed the lead to 32-19 after one.

Sacramento went on an 8-2 run to open the second quarter to pull within seven, but that is as close as they would get in the first half as Miami enjoyed a 55-45 advantage at halftime.

Sacramento tied the game thanks to a 18-5 run midway through the third quarter for a 72-69 advantage. Gay had seven points during the spurt to help the Kings to their first lead since the opening minutes and they led 74-73 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Norris Cole hit a jumper to start the fourth to help Miami retake the lead. Cousins then tipped in a Gay miss to cut the deficit to 86-85 with 4:41 to play in the game.

Bosh followed with an emphatic dunk and James split a pair at the line for an 89-85 lead at the 2:42 mark.

Cousins halted over three minutes of scoreless basketball for Sacramento with two free throws after a flagrant-1 foul on Chalmers. Gay tied the game at 89 with a turnaround jumper with just over a minute left.

Each team had a chance to take the lead in the final minute but Thomas missed a jumper and James' 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.

Game Notes

The Kings also snapped the Heat's 19-game winning streak over the Western Conference which was one shy of the all-time record set by the Boston Celtics from Feb. 11-Nov. 23, 1973 ... Miami is 18-3 with Wade and 4-4 without the swingman ... The Kings outscored the Heat 6-38 in the paint ... Miami was outrebounded 51-35.

12/28 02:01:51 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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