Rockets Get Late Boost Over Kings 89-87

Jazz pass Sonics on Boozer's triple-double, Wizards edge Clippers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2008 4:27 AM CST
Utah Jazz's Carlos Boozer reacts after a possession change in the fourth quarterof an NBA basketball game against the Seattle SuperSonics in Seattle, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. Utah won 112-93. (AP Photo/Kevin...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Steve Novak made only one field goal for the Rockets last night: a game-winning three-pointer with 2.5 ticks remaining. Sacramento's Brad Miller couldn't do the same, leaving Houston with the 89-87 game and an intact eight-game win streak going into the All-Star break. "I dreamed of that, for sure," Novak told the Houston Chronicle of his first game-winner. In other pre-break games:

  • Carlos Boozer steamrolled over the Sonics to collect his first career triple-double (22 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) on the way to a 112-93 Utah victory.
  • Antawn Jamison's tip-in off his ninth rebound of the night secured a game-high 29 points and a 91-89 win over the Clippers, which finally broke Washington's eight-game losing streak