The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and a move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.

The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, two people familiar with the decision said Sunday night. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending approval from the NBA Board of Governors.

One person said Hansen's group will buy 65 percent of the franchise for $525 million, move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said last week that he had received permission from NBA commissioner David Stern to present a counteroffer to league owners from buyers who would keep the Kings in Sacramento.

Johnson said in a prepared statement late Sunday night that the city remains undeterred despite the agreement with the Seattle group.

Nuggets 121, Thunder 118: Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and host Denver overcame Oklahoma City, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak.

The Thunder lost for the first time in five overtime games this season despite getting 37 points from Kevin Durant and 36 from Russell Westbrook.

Raptors 108, Lakers 103: Landry Fields had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help host Toronto send Los Angeles to its fifth consecutive road loss.

Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Pau Gasol had 25 for the Lakers, whose road skid is their longest in six years.


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Dwight Howard was ejected after drawing his second technical foul with 1:18 left in the first half.

Mavericks 111, Magic 105: Shawn Marion had 20 points as Dallas fought off a late surge by host Orlando.

Pistons 103, Celtics 88: Rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds to help Detroit defeat Boston in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Suns: Lindsey Hunter, Phoenix's player development director, was picked as the team's interim coach, two days after the Suns and Alvin Gentry parted ways in what the organization said was a mutual agreement.

Heat: Forward Chris Andersen signed a 10-day contract with Miami. The 6-foot-10 Andersen, nicknamed "Birdman," is averaging 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds over 10 seasons.