Mavericks rally for 117-116 double-overtime victory over Kings

Deron Williams, DeMarcus Cousins

Dallas Mavericks guard Deron Williams drives past Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins during the second overtime of a game Jan. 5.

(LM Otero / Associated Press)

Deron Williams made a three-point basket at the buzzer in the second overtime and the Dallas Mavericks beat Sacramento, 117-116, Tuesday night for their 22nd consecutive home victory over the Kings.

Williams took an inbounds pass from Devin Harris with 2.3 seconds left, pump faked to get Rudy Gay to fly by him in the left corner and the ball went in after the buzzer sounded.

The Mavericks scored the last eight points after falling behind, 116-109, with 1 minute 20 seconds left in the second overtime.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 35 points for his third consecutive 30-point game for the Kings, including a buzzer-beating layup for a 98-98 tie at the end of regulation.


at Chicago 117, Milwaukee 106: Jimmy Butler had 32 points and a season-high 10 assists to lead the Bulls to their fifth consecutive victory.

Pau Gasol had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Taj Gibson had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.

Butler had 20 points in the first half on eight-for-11 shooting.

Khris Middleton scored 26 points for the Bucks, and Michael Carter-Williams had 20 points and 12 assists.


New York 107, at Atlanta 101: Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony each scored 23 points and the Knicks nearly blew a 16-point lead before holding on for the victory, their second over the Hawks in three days.

Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 19 points and Jeff Teague had 16.

Rookie Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks.