Knicks hand Kings 18th straight loss on road, 92-78


NEW YORK -- Gerald Wilkins scored 12 of his 16 points in a span of 4 minutes, 41 seconds in the third quarter, as the New York Knicks handed the Sacramento Kings a franchise-record 18th consecutive road loss, 92-78, last night.

The Knicks won for only the second time in six games despite the absence of leading scorer Patrick Ewing because of the flu. Kiki Vandeweghe led New York with 19 points, all in the first half, and Charles Oakley grabbed 18 rebounds.

With a loss, the Knicks would have matched Miami with the worst home record in the National Basketball Association. Instead, the Knicks dropped Sacramento's road record to 1-21.

The Kings' previous road losing streak was 17 in 1981-82.

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