Sacramento Kings' Labissiere's 3-Point Shot With 1.6 Seconds Left To Play Sinks New York Kni
New York Knicks have lost 12 of their last 13 games
Skal Labissiere of the Sacramento Kings is defended by Kyle O'Quinn of the New York Knicks at Golden 1 Center. Publicity Agents photo art by T. Ray Harvey. March. 4, 2018.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. —
With 1.6 seconds left to play and the game tied at 99-99, Skal Labissiere makes a 28-foot shot behind the 3-point line to seal a 102-99 victory for the Sacramento Kings over the New Knicks on Sunday. The Knicks were down 92-73 early in the fourth quarter, but went on a 24-5 run, capped off by a 10-foot shot from Michael Beasley to tie the game 97-97 with 1:09 remaining. Bogdanovic broke the tie with an 18-foot stepback shot with less than 30 seconds to play for the Kings. Kyle O’Quinn’s free throws knotted the game at 99-99 on the Knicks’ next possession, but Labissiere’s trey was the game-winner for the Kings. It was Labissiere’s first and only 3-point attempt in the 34 minutes he was on the floor. He finished with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots. “That was a big shot,” De’Aaron Fox said of Labissiere. “He went through the progressions. He could have handed it to Bogi and he decided not to. I wasn’t trying to play another five minutes. So it was great having that shot go in.”
Bogdanovic had 22 points, seven assists, and one steal in 27 minutes for the Kings (20-44). Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, and Kosta Koufos had 12 points each. The Knicks have lost 12 of their last 13 games. Before playing Sacramento, the Knicks gave up an average of 119.2 points per game to their opponents in the last eight games. They only gave up 102 points against the Kings, but they have given up 102 or more points in the last 10 games. With 1.6 seconds left, Zach Randolph, who was on the bench and did not play for the Kings, received a technical foul for running on the court after Labissiere’s made the basket. Courtney Lee missed the technical free throw and Trey Burke’s Burkes’ 49-foot shot attempt was way off the mark. Tim Hardaway had 24 points and four rebounds while Enes Kanter added 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks (24-40). O’Quinn had 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocked shots. “We can’t worry about any other team,” Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said. “You just have to hold the rope (and) don’t let go. But right now we have to find a way to be better on both ends of the floor.”
PUBLIC INFORMATION | Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger earned his 199th career victory.
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.