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NEW YORK — Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to an 88-85 over the New York Knicks on Monday and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals.


Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists for the Nets, who cut the Knicks' Atlantic Division lead to one game. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kris Humphries came off the bench for 11 points and 13 boards.


Spurs 90, 76ers 85

PHILADELPHIA — Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight win.


The Spurs blew a 17-point lead in the first half before rallying late in the fourth to win again without guard Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is still out with a strained left hamstring.


Evan Turner led the Sixers with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Sixers lost for the seventh time in nine games.


Pacers 82, Grizzlies 81

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — George Hill scored 13 points, including a clinching free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining to give Indiana a victory over Memphis in the annual Martin Luther King Day game.


Rockets 100, Bobcats 94

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Harden scored 29 points and hit all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter and Houston rallied to snap a seven-game losing streak.


Kemba Walker scored a career-high 35 points for the Bobcats, who set a franchise record with their 15th straight loss at home. The longest home skid in NBA history is 19 straight by Dallas during the 1993-94 season.


Hornets 114, Kings 105

NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and New Orleans survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a victory over Sacramento.


Greivis Vasquez added 19 points and Eric Gordon had 16 points for the Hornets, who have won three of four.


Hawks 104, Timberwolves 96

ATLANTA — Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and Atlanta snapped a two-game slide with a victory over Minnesota. Derrick Williams finished with 17 points and Jose Barea had 14 for Minnesota, which lost for the sixth time in seven games after blowing an 18-point lead in the second quarter.


Maloofs to sell Kings to Seattle group

SEATTLE — Nearly five years after their colors, banners and history were packed away into storage and their franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle.


And the Kings are on the edge of leaving Sacramento.


All that appears to stand in the way now is approval by NBA owners.


The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement Monday morning. The deal is still pending a vote by the NBA Board of Governors.


A person familiar with the decision said that Hansen's group will buy 65 percent of the franchise, which is valued at a total price of $525 million, and move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name.

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