Nets Overcome 25-Point Fourth Quarter Deficit to Defeat Kings, 123-121
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the host Sacramento Kings, 123-121, at Golden 1 Center on Tuesday. It's extremely rare to see a team blow a 25-point fourth quarter lead but that was the case here. Brooklyn ended up outscoring Sacramento, 45-18, in the fourth quarter to pull off their comeback victory. Their only lead after the first quarter came with 0.8 seconds left in the game, as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson hit a game-winning lay-up to break a tied game. The Kings simply couldn't shoot in the fourth quarter, as they went 0-of-15 on shots outside of three feet. The Nets countered that by going 7-of-10 from three-point range in the fourth quarter to cap off their epic comeback. The Nets (37-36) got a career performance from D'Angelo Russell, as he finished with 44 points, four rebounds, 12 assists and four steals. Jarrett Allen amassed 13 points and seven boards. Hollis-Jefferson led the bench with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Caris LeVert started and accrued six points, three rebounds and six assists. The Kings (34-36) were led by Marvin Bagley III, as he provided 28 points, seven rebounds and two assists on 12-of-15 from the field. De'Aaron Fox led the starters with 27 points, four rebounds and nine assists. Harrison Barnes totaled 17 points and seven rebounds. Nemanja Bjelica generated 14 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. On deck for Sacramento is a home matchup versus the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. As for Brooklyn, they're off until Friday when they travel to face the Los Angeles Lakers.
Posted on: 3/19/2019 9:40 PM