There were some wild games last night in the NBA. But the craziest one took place in Minneapolis, where Sacramento Kings erased a 22-point deficit in less than five and a half minutes.
Hield’s Magic Night
Buddy Hield dropped 42 points last night, in honor of his childhood idol, Kobe Bryant. He and his Kings made a 33-11 run in the closing 5:42 to force the overtimes against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and to win 133-129.
De’Aaron Fox missed his second free throw on purpose, aiming a rim, in that way so that the ball would’ve come back to him. Once getting the ball, he quickly made a layup, tying the score at 119-all. After that, he and Nemanja Bjelica made most of the job in the additional five minutes.
With three minutes to go, Kings were down 17, but came back, and that is the first time in the NBA history for one team to win after being behind that much. The score until this Monday night was 0-8,378, with Sacramento changing all that.
Hield delivered 42 points, hitting nine three-pointers in 14 attempts, with five boards. Fox added 22 and 8 assists with 7 boards, while Bjelica had another instrumental performance with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 dimes. The Serb was also 4-from-6 behind the arc.
Among the stunning Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins had 36 points, with 7 threes in 11 tries, 9 boards, and 8 assists. Towns, who apparently isn’t going anywhere in spite all the talks, had 23 and 8 boards, while Robert Covington scored 24 points, adding 6 long-distance shots.
Gordon’s Career-High Leads Rockets Past Jazz
Eric Gordon dropped 50 points in Houston’s win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, 126-117. Rockets’ sharpshooter, hit six trees, was 16-for-20 from the free-throw line, and completely took over the responsibility with Harden, Westbrook, and Capela out.
The Rockets would’ve been underdogs against the Jazz even with all the above-mentioned guys available because hosts lost just twice in the previous 22 contests. Even though, Quin Snyder’s guys shot 51% from the field, they couldn’t track Houston’s pace last night.
Daniel House and Austin Rivers had 21 points each, with the note that House added 11 boards and 5 steals, spending 46 minutes on the court.
Donovan Mitchel scored 36 for the hosts, while Bojan Bogdanovic added 30.
Dallas Routs OKC
Without Chris Paul, the Thunder couldn’t match the guests from Texas. Mavs left Chesapeake Energy Arena with a 107-97 win, boosting their morale with this very important success.
With 29 points and 11 boards, Luka Doncic led his team, also paying his respects for Kobe. After the game, the young superstar stated that the reason why he started playing basketball at all was the Lakers’ legend.
Besides Luka, Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 buckets with 10 boards, same as Delon Wright, who only had 12 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. delivered 15 buckets.
Among the hosts, Schroder had 21 points,, Gilgeous-Alexander 16 and Gallinari 14.
In other games, the Cavaliers defeated Detroit Pistons once again, only this time in Michigan, 115-100. The Heat maintained their good rhythm at home, after outplaying the Magic in the state derby, 113-92. The Bulls edged out the Spurs, 110-109 in a thriller at the United Center with Zach LaVine scoring two clutch free throws with two seconds to go.