Jan 10, 2010 8:09 PM

Kings beat Nuggets on Evans' bucket with 0.7 left

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Tyreke Evans made the tiebreaking jumper with 0.7 seconds left and scored 27 points, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 102-100 on Saturday night to snap a season-high, five-game losing streak.

Evans' 10-footer over Kenyon Martin capped a wild fourth quarter where the lead changed hands frequently. J.R. Smith missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Chauncey Billups had 27 points for Denver and made a 3-pointer from 25 feet to it at 100 with 11 seconds remaining.

Smith scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for Denver, which played its fifth straight game without injured star Carmelo Anthony because of a knee injury. The NBA's second-leading
scorer is expected to play Tuesday against Minnesota.

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