De'Aaron Fox Sends Game Into Overtime, Sacramento Kings Top Brooklyn Nets 116-111
Sacramento Kings Win First Game At Home After All-Star Break
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris Levert tries to block Sacramento Kings point guard Frank Mason III's lay up at Golden 1 Center. Publicity Agents photo art by T. Ray Harvey. March. 2, 2018.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. —
Thanks to rookie De’Aaron Fox, the Sacramento Kings end a five-game losing streak with a 116-111 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Golden 1 Center.
With 6.1 seconds left on the clock in regulation, and the Kings trailing 100-98, Fox made a 10-foot basket as the buzzer sounded to put the game into overtime.
The game went back and forth in the final last five minutes, until Bogdan Bogdanovic made a basket at the 1:09 mark, and then added two free throws to seal the deal for the Kings.
“We really didn’t want to lose this one,” Bogdanovic said following the game.
Bogdanovic had 23 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Kings (19-42) while Fox added 21 points, two rebounds, one assist, and three blocked shots.
Willie Cauley Stein had 17 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Buddy Hield contributed 16 points four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
DeMarre Carroll had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the Nets (20-43). Jarrett Allen finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Allen Crabbe had 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
D’Angelo Russell had 15 points and tied a career-high 11 assists, but missed five of 15 shots. Russell missed his first six shots of the game, but made it up by hitting 5 of 12 shots beyond the arc.
The Nets have lost their last two games.
“We were trying to be physical with them, guard them,” Carroll said. “But at the end of the day, (Sacramento) was getting into the paint. We let them back into the game and you can’t let any team on their home court get back into the game.”
From left to right Skal Labissiere, Allen Crabbe, Dante Cunningham, and Frank Mason III.
The Sacramento Kings' final statistics were delivered in handwritten form for the second time in eight days. Everything was fine until the third quarter ended, and then the column for scoring in froze up, leaving reporters to scramble for the correct facts.
The issue falls on the NBA, officials for the Kings say.
By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist
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T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.