Kings 105 Hornets 99

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 2:40 pm
By: News On 6

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ron Artest scored 21 points and tied a career high with nine assists in leading the Sacramento Kings past the New Orleans Hornets 105-99 for their third straight victory.

It was the Kings' second win in two games with assistant Scott Brooks. He's running the team in place of head coach Eric Musselman, who was serving a two-game suspension for driving under the influence.

Mike Bibby scored 19 points for the Kings.

Chris Paul led all scorers with 24 for the Hornets.