Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/29/12
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings used a 3-point basket at the buzzer by reserve forward James Johnson to defeat the first-place New York Knicks 106-105 Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. A crowd of 16,407 watched a game the Kings dominated early before the Knicks rallied in the third and fourth quarters to seemingly grab control. Then Johnson, who was 0-for-11 from 3-point range on the season, took a pass from John Salmons and buried his first 3-pointer of the season to deflate the Knicks, sending the Kings into pandemonium. The Kings (10-19) improved to 9-7 at home, while the Knicks fell to 21-9 and 9-7 on the road. Sacramento was led by Marcus Thornton's 18 points and 17 from Johnson. DeMarcus Cousins returned to action with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes. Cousins had missed the previous two games as a result of disciplinary action by coach Keith Smart. The Knicks rallied from a 27-point deficit with a dominating third-quarter performance. The ...
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