Kings stun Knicks, pick up 20th win on Labissiere's game-winning 3-pointer
KINGS HOLD OFF KNICKS
SACRAMENTO -- Out of gas and riding on fumes, the Sacramento Kings hosted the New York Knicks Sunday evening at Golden 1 Center. It was the second night of a back-to-back for the home team and their fifth game in seven nights, but they fought through.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 22 points and Skal Labissiere hit a game-winner in the final seconds to lift the Kings to a 102-99 win over the Knicks.
Enes Kanter dropped in a big 14-point, 16-rebound double-double and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a team-high 24 for New York.
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Bogdanovic had a big night. The rookie shooting guard dropped in 22 points on 3-for-5 shooting from long range and added seven assists in the win. He’s quietly becoming the Kings' No. 1 option.
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Skal Labissiere stuffed the stat sheet again for Sacramento. Starting alongside Kosta Koufos, the 6-foot-11 power forward played well, finishing the night with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks. His 3-pointer with 1.6 remaining proved to be the difference in this game.
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Enes Kanter hit the glass. The 25-year-old big came into the night with 30 double-doubles and averaging 10.7 rebounds in just 25.9 minutes per game. The only thing that kept him off the boards in Sunday’s game was head coach Jeff Hornacek, who limited Kanter’s playing time.
After leading the game by double-digits for most of the night, the Kings allowed the Knicks to come back and tie the game in the final minute. Labissiere drilled a triple with 1.6 seconds remaining to take the lead and the Knicks missed a buzzer beater to send it to overtime.
Willie Cauley-Stein missed his second straight game due to a lower back strain. Zach Randolph sat out as a healthy scratch, Iman Shumpert continues to miss games due to plantar fasciitis and Harry Giles (knee rehab) is out for the season.
The Kings get two days off before returning to Golden 1 Center Wednesday to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. They finish their five-game homestand against the Orlando Magic on Friday before hitting the road for a back-to-back in Denver and OKC on Sunday and Monday.