Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 18 of his career-high 37 points in the third quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-79 last night. The Lakers ended the year the same way they began it — with six straight losses. Los Angeles will begin the new year 13-19 — the team's first losing record since the 2002-03 season.

HOUSTON (AP) — Rudy Gay had 25 points and DeMarcus Cousins took over late in the fourth quarter to lift the Sacramento Kings to a 110-106 victory over the Houston Rockets last night. The Kings trailed by three points before Cousins scored four quick points to make it 105-104.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored his 20th goal and added two assists, Francois Beauchemin got his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 last night for their 11th victory in 12 games. and Jonas Hiller made 33 saves in his ninth consecutive win as Anaheim improved to 15-0-2 at Honda Center, remaining the only NHL team without a regulation loss at home.

DALLAS (AP) — Erik Cole scored twice and Tyler Seguin netted his 20th goal of the season as the Dallas Stars edged the struggling Los Angeles Kings 3-2 last night. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored for Los Angeles, which has lost four straight. The Kings, beaten at Chicago on Monday, will end a four-game trip on Thursday at St. Louis.