LANDOVER, Md. - Bernard King scored 47 points, including five in a critical 12-3 fourth-quarter surge, as the Washington Bullets beat New Jersey 124-117, handing the Nets their seventh straight loss.King, who learned earlier in the day that he would be a starter in Sunday's NBA All-Star game, made 19 of 35 field shots in topping the 40-point barrier for the ninth time this season. He also had eight rebounds.
Reggie Theus scored 33 points and Drazen Petrovic a career-high 27 for the Nets, who lost their 12th straight game at the Capital Centre. New Jersey hasn't beaten the Bullets on the road since March 1986.