Kings defeated the Clippers 176-175 in second-highest scoring game of all time after double overtime
The Sacramento Kings defeated the LA Clipper 176-175 in double overtime in the second-highest scoring NBA game of all time on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Malik Monk led the way for the Kings with 45 points off the bench, and was narrowly followed by starting point guard De’Aaron Fox – who finished the night with 42 points and 12 assists.
All five Kings who started signed up in the double digits on a historic night.
Detroit defeated Denver 186–184 in triple overtime on December 13, 1983, in the NBA’s top-scoring game. The Kings are third on the scoring list with the 176 points and the Clippers are fourth.
The Clippers had a 175–169 lead with 1:57 left before the Kings scored the final seven points, including Fox’s jumper with 36.5 seconds left. The Clippers had the final shot, but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Malik Monk led the way for the Kings with 45 points off the bench in a historic night for the NBA
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers in the second-highest scoring NBA game
Sacramento ended up without star center Domantas Sabonis, who made a mistake along the stretch.
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers and finished the night with 17 points and 14 assists.
Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 44 points, while Paul George scored a triple-double with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
BULLS 131, NETS 87
Zach LaVine scored 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-87 on Friday night to break a six-game skid.
Chicago held Brooklyn to a low point in the season; the previous worst was 92 in a loss to Boston in December. The Nets lost by their largest margin this season, one point short of a loss to the Celtics on February 1.
Nikola Vucevic and Andre Drummond each had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. All-Star DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Williams each scored 17 points.
Chicago Bulls Zach LaVine shoots during the second half of the game against the Brooklyn Nets
KNICKS 115, WIZARDS 109
Julius Randle tied his career high with 46 points and the New York Knicks overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Friday night.
Jalen Brunson broke a 109 tie with a bank shot into traffic with 42.1 seconds remaining, and the Knicks held on.
Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma each scored 23 points for Washington.
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle, left, goes for a dunk on the Washington Wizards
HAWKS 136, CAVALIERS 119
Trae Young scored 34 points as Atlanta defeated Cleveland in their first game under interim coach Joe Prunty.
The Hawks played their first game since coach Nate McMillan was fired on Tuesday. The team had three practices, including a Friday morning shootaround session, led by Prunty, who had been McMillan’s chief assistant.
Darius Garland led Cleveland with 33 points.
Atlanta Hawks interim head coach Joe Prunty talks to guard Trae Young during the first half
HORNETS 121, HOUTWOLVES 113
LaMelo Ball had 32 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and the dagger 3-pointer along the stretch to lead Charlotte past Minnesota.
Gordon Hayward added a season-high 27 points and 13 rebounds and PJ Washington had 20 points for the Hornets. They won their third overall in a row, stopping a seven game road slip.
Bell defeated Minnesota All-Star Anthony Edwards in a battle for two of the top three picks in the 2020 draft. Edwards had 29 points and eight rebounds.
Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (5)
WARRIORS 116, MISSILES 101
Klay Thompson scored 42 points and tied his season-high with 12 three-pointers, leading the understaffed Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 116-101 on Friday night.
Donte DiVincenzo added 15 points as the Warriors struggled in the second game of a back-to-back home game after a 124-111 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Jordan Poole’s 38-footer beat the halftime buzzer to put Golden State ahead 66-49 at halftime, and he scored 15.
KJ Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds, TyTy Washington scored 15 and Jae’Sean Tate 14 for the NBA’s worst Rockets (13-46), who lost their eighth straight and fifth straight on the road.
Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) celebrates with Klay Thompson, left, after scoring a 3-pointer
SUN 124, THURS 115
Devin Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16, and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.
Surging Phoenix has won 12 of 16 as it waits for superstar Kevin Durant to return from a knee injury to make his Suns debut.
Terrence Ross made a three-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to put the Suns up 94-87. Phoenix led the rest of the way and Booker’s 3-pointer with two minutes remaining gave the Suns an 11-point lead.
It also gave the three-time All-Star 1,052 career 3-pointers, setting a franchise record.
Devin Booker passes Steve Nash as the Suns’ all-time leader in three-point shots