The mother of four of former NBA star Latrell Sprewell's children sued him for $200 million yesterday, alleging Sprewell broke their long-term cohabitation deal and roughed her up last month in their Westchester County, N.Y., home.

Candace Cabbil brought the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, saying Sprewell recently ended the arrangement that developed after they met in 1989 when both attended the University of Alabama.

"I certainly have no comment about that at this point," said Jonathan C. Smith, an attorney for Sprewell.

The lawsuit says that on Sept. 8, Sprewell broke his promise to share his life and fortune with Cabbil when he entered their Purchase, N.Y., home and announced they needed "to end this fake" relationship.

The lawsuit contends that Sprewell gave Cabbil less money than usual for household expenses and for their children, ages 3, 7, 8 and 11. The lawsuit also said Cabbil was the guardian for a 16-year-old child Sprewell fathered with another woman.

The suit also alleges that in December, Sprewell entered their home and allegedly grabbed her and dragged her down a flight of stairs by her feet, causing her physical and emotional injury.

Sprewell, who lives in River Hills, Wis., near Milwaukee, played 13 NBA seasons. He has not played professional basketball since turning down a 3-year, $21 million extension from Minnesota.


* Cleveland All-Star forward LeBron James said he'll consider sitting out Cleveland's next few games to rest his sore right toe, which he injured on a recent road trip.

In last night's games:

* Kevin Garnett scored 44 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as host Minnesota defeated Phoenix, 121-112, to snap the Suns' 17-game winning streak . . . Pau Gasol scored 34 points to lead host Memphis to a 124-117 victory over Sacramento . . . David West's 21 points and 10 rebounds led New Orleans to a 103-91 win over Portland in Oklahoma City . . .

Joe Johnson's 34 points led Atlanta over visiting Orlando, 93-83 . . . Vince Carter scored 33 point, including a long three-pointer at the buzzer to lift New Jersey over host Utah, 116-115 . . . Gerald Wallace scored 25 points to lead visiting Charlotte to a 105-101 victory over Denver, which got 31 points from Allen Iverson. *