Sacramento Coach George Karl ties Phil Jackson with his 1,155th NBA victory

Sacramento Coach George Karl ties Phil Jackson with his 1,155th NBA victory
Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl directs his team during the second half against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

Sacramento Coach George Karl moved into a tie for fifth on the NBA wins list Saturday, catching former Lakers coach Phil Jackson with his 1,155th career victory as the Kings rolled to a 142-119 blowout of the visiting Phoenix Suns, who suffered their eighth consecutive loss.

The 63-year-old Karl is 1,155-795 in 27 seasons. DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and nine rebounds to lead Sacramento, despite playing on 27 minutes because he sat out the fourth quarter, and Darren Collison had 21 points and six assists as the Kings set a season high for points.


Brandon Knight had 23 points for the Suns, who have lost 10 of 11.

Oklahoma City 109, at Charlotte 90: Kevin Durant had 29 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder won its fourth straight, pulling away in the second half after the Hornets had moved to within two points. Kemba Walker scored 32 for Charlotte.

at San Antonio 121, Houston 103: LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard combined for 46 points on 18-for-28 shooting, and the Spurs broke the game open with a big third quarter in which they outscored the Rockets 36-17.

at Cleveland 104, Orlando 79: LeBron James scored 29 points in 29 minutes for the Cavaliers, who never trailed and led by as many as 31 points en route to beating the Magic for the 13th straight time.

at Utah 92, Memphis 87 (OT): Rodney Hood scored four of his career-high 32 points in overtime to push the Jazz past the Grizzlies. Hood had missed a potential winning free throw with 28 seconds left in regulation.

New Orleans 105, at Dallas 98: Anthony Davis' 31 points and 14 rebounds led the Pelicans to only their fourth road victory of the season.

at Indiana 94, Detroit 82: Paul George scored 21 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Pacers past the Pistons in a game that ended with a brief scuffle among several players at midcourt after the final buzzer.

Brooklyn 100, at Boston 97: Brook Lopez scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, helping the Nets win for just the third time in 11 games. Isaiah Thomas had 24 points for the Celtics.

Milwaukee 95, at Minnesota 85: Greg Monroe had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bucks overcame O.J. Mayo's wild ejection to beat the Timberwolves. Mayo was forcibly removed from the court by coaches and security staff after he picked up two technical fouls in the first quarter.

Philadelphia at Clippers, late

Denver at Golden State, late