HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Novak hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left
to give the Houston Rockets their eighth straight win, 89-87 over
the Sacramento Kings. Yao Ming led the Rockets with 25 points and
14 rebounds and Rafer Alston scored a season-high 23 points.
Ron Artest had rallied the Kings back from an 18-point fourth
quarter deficit and his off-balance jump shot gave them a 87-86
lead with 24 seconds left. Artest led the Kings with 30.
Houston enters the All-Star break having won 17 of its last 20
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