Watch Kings outlast Clippers 176-175 in 2 OT, second highest scoring game in NBA history Watch Klay Thompson make history with 12 3-pointers in Warriors win Giannis Antetokounmpo starts despite wrist but leaves game with knee injury Hawks reportedly nearing deal to make Quin Snyder next head coach Suns reportedly eyeing Derrick Rose if Knicks buy him out
LOS ANGELES (AP) – There were several moments on Friday night when Sacramento Coach Mike Brown regretted not enjoying the second-highest scoring game in NBA history.
However, Brown and his kings were able to enjoy something more important in the long run – a hard-fought victory.
Malik Monk scored a record 45 points, De’Aaron Fox got the go-ahead to finish 42, and Sacramento beat the Los Angeles Clippers 176–175 in double overtime.
Only the second time in the 76-year history of the NBA that both teams scored at least 170 points. Detroit beat Denver 186–184 in triple overtime on December 13, 1983, still the NBA’s highest scoring game to this day.
The Kings are third on the all-time scoring list with 176 points, while the Clippers are fourth. A total of seven times the team scored 170 points in a regular season game.
“From a fan’s point of view, I understand that this game would be a lot of fun to watch,” Brown said. “There was an incredible shot and great defense. High-level talents were demonstrated. Glory to the players.
Sacramento and Los Angeles also hit 44 3-pointers, the most in NBA history.
Both teams also shot at least 58% from the field and 80% or better from the free throw line.
“I thought it was a great game. Lots of changes in momentum,” Clippers coach Tyrone Liu said.
The Clippers had a 175–169 lead with 1:57 remaining before the Kings scored the final seven points, including jumper Fox with 36.5 seconds left. The Clippers had one last shot, but Niko Batum missed a three-pointer on the siren.
The Kings also overcame a 14-point deficit at the end of the fourth quarter and a six-point deficit in both overtime periods.
“We just stuck with it. At some point we lost 12 points, but we just kept our heads up. We knew we were going to be let back in,” Monk said.
For the first time in franchise history, the Kings had two players with at least 40 points in a game. This is the second time this has happened in an NBA game this season after Cleveland. Carys LeVert And Donovan Mitchell did it against Boston.
Fox, who also had 12 assists and 5 steals, is only the 12th player since the 1973-74 season to have 40 points, 10 assists and 5 steals in a game. Did it last James Harden in 2019.
“We just needed to polish this game. We were on the second night in a row, but that’s what it is. We have a younger team than they have,” Fox said.
Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 44 points for Los Angeles and Paul George added 34. Leonard scored 21 points in the third quarter, a career high for points scored in a quarter.
“I think he did a great job hitting the spot with three-pointers and attacking the basket,” Liu said of Leonard.
Russell Westbrook started and made his debut with the Clippers after being turned down on Wednesday. He had 17 points, 14 assists and five rebounds in 39 minutes before fouling with 1:49 left in the second overtime.
Sacramento center Domantas Sabonis played just 31 minutes after being in trouble most of the night. He called his four fouls in the first half and then drew his fifth with 6:46 left in the third quarter.
Sabonis, who recorded his seventh triple-double in a win against Portland on Thursday, fouled with 3:09 left in the first overtime. He finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Stephen Curry And Clay Thompson were tied for the most games with 12+ three-pointers in NBA history at two.
That is were – Thompson lost 12 triples to the Rockets, making him the all-time NBA leader with three such games.
All 12 Clay triplets ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/UbWgVZLqQi
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 25, 2023
Thompson hit 12 of 17 of 3 on his way to 42 points, playing the second night in a row for only the second time this season.
The Warriors needed his buckets to beat the Rockets 116-101 (the Warriors are without Stephen Curry). The victory brought the Warriors back to .500 at 30-30 and they are still in ninth place in the Western Conference. Kevin Martin Jr. led the Rockets with 22 points.
The night started on a positive note for the Bucks – Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game despite suffering a wrist injury just over a week earlier in the final game before the All-Star break.
However, towards the end of the first quarter against the Heat, he pulled out and went straight to the Bucks locker room. He did not return with the team, saying that he hit the opponent with his knees.
Giannis Antetokounmpo takes time out and goes straight to the Bucks locker room. pic.twitter.com/GHMo3SwYpx
— Bally Sports Sun: HEAT (@BallyHEAT) February 25, 2023
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee) will NOT be back in today’s game.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 25, 2023
Coach Mike Budenholzer didn’t have any news after the game, he said they would see how he felt tomorrow and take it day by day.
Antetokounmpo has been playing at the MVP level this season – averaging 31.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game – and it’s a priority for the Bucks to be healthy for the playoffs.
Even without their best player, the Bucks tore the doors out of the Heat and extended their winning streak to 13 games, 128–99, 24 points behind the opposition. Jrue Holiday.
While the moment of firing Nate McMillan and appointing a new coach with 23 games remaining in the season may have seemed strange at first, it gave the Hawks a clear field and a chance to find their main target – former jazz coach Quin Snyder – before anyone else. the teams left their head coaches and the field became crowded.
It looks like the Hawks are about to get their man, they’re close to a deal with Snyder, according to reports from both Shams Charania from The Athletic And Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This is not surprising as the parties have been discussing and moving quickly towards an agreement that Charanya says will be in the range of $8 million a year (in the upper tier of an NBA coach’s salary).
Snyder helped create a strong basketball culture in Utah, where the Jazz excelled in player development and had a clear system of ball and player movement. Hawks management reportedly sees Snyder as someone capable of creating the same team culture in Atlanta.
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