Monta Ellis sank an off-balance 3-pointer just before the final buzzer to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 110-107 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

Ellis scored 27 points and handed out 13 assists, Eryan Ilyasova added 20 points and the Bucks won in Houston for the second straight season.

The Bucks went down to the wire again after beating Dallas 95-90 on Tuesday and losing their previous three games by no more than three points. Ellis took a pass from Brandon Jennings and heaved a shot off one foot as time was winding down. The referees watched a replay and ruled that Ellis shot it in time.

James Harden scored 25 and Omer Asik grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds for Houston.

Larry Sanders tipped in an Ellis miss to put Milwaukee up 107-105. Harden answered with a driving layup to forge the game's 11th tie. Ellis rebounded an Ilyasova miss with 23 seconds left to give the Bucks one more chance to win it in regulation.

Suns 105, Spurs 101: Jermaine O'Neal had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Wesley Johnson hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime and Phoenix beat San Antonio to snap the Spurs' 18-game home winning streak.

Luis Scola added 15 points and Goran Dragic had 13 points and 13 assists for Phoenix, which snapped a six-game losing streak against San Antonio.

Tony Parker had 22 points to lead the Spurs, who had not lost at home since Dec. 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers.


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Kings 125, Magic 101: John Salmons had 21 points to lead six players in double-figures and hot-shooting Sacramento cruised to a victory over host Orlando. The Kings knocked down 10 3-pointers.

  • A Seattle group led by Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a nonrefundable payment of $30 million by Feb. 1 as part of their agreement to buy the Kings, it was confirmed. The Sacramento Bee first reported the confirmation in a quote from Joe Maloof, one of the members of the current controlling owners, the Maloof family. A separate source later confirmed the news to The Seattle Times.

    The payment had been reported as part of the agreement made between the Seattle group and the Maloofs in January, but whether it had actually been paid had not been confirmed previously.

    Grizzlies 90, Mavericks 84: Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 as host Memphis matched its largest comeback in franchise history, rallying to beat Dallas. The comeback matched a 25-point winning rally at Portland on March 25, 2002.

    Cavaliers 103, Raptors 92: Rookie Dion Waiters scored 23 points, Shaun Livingston added 15 and host Cleveland overcame a horrendous start and playing without injured All-Star Kyrie Irving for the second straight game, beating Toronto. Irving sat out with a hyperextended right knee, an injury he sustained in practice.

    Thunder 119, Hornets 74: Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant recorded his third career triple-double and host Oklahoma finished a perfect three-game homestand by routing short-handed New Orleans. Durant had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. as Oklahoma City finished a dominant four-game sweep of the season series against New Orleans, which was without starters Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Eric Gordon (knee). .

    Knicks: The Knicks said new X-rays of Rasheed Wallace's left foot showed a broken bone, and he is expected to miss another eight weeks, possibly ending his comeback season.

    The Seattle Times contributed to this report.