SACRAMENTO -- Every once in a while, a play is so stunning that it catches the entire arena by surprise.

Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III had one of those moments Monday night in a 127-112 win over the San Antonio Spurs at Golden 1 Center.

With the Kings leading 103-96 with just under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, point guard Yogi Ferrell lofted a ball toward the rim. Bagley made an adjustment mid-air to catch the ball, and then spun around to hammer it home for a 180-degree alley-oop.

“I made eye contact with Yogi, he saw I how I was open down there,” Bagley said. “He just threw it up. In my mind, I was just trying to go up and finish, and I ended up doing that.”

Ferrell saw the play from the opposite angle, and he almost didn’t pull the trigger on the lob.

“Truth, I wasn’t even going to throw the alley-oop because I though Marco (Belinelli) was going to guard him at first,” Ferrell said. “But then he kept coming back up, so Marv points. When he points, I know he wants it. So I threw it up, and I thought he was going to reverse it, but he did a whole 360 like it’s a dunk contest.”


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Bagley said he has pulled off a similar dunk before, but not in a game. The Golden 1 Center crowd erupted on the play, and the momentum seemed to carry the team over the top.

Nobody in the locker room seemed to remember seeing anything like what Bagley accomplished.

“That was crazy,” point guard De’Aaron Fox said. “He caught it, turned around, looked for the rim, put it in. He was just floating in the air. That was a great play, great momentum.”

Bagley wasn’t a one-hit wonder on the evening. He finished the night with a career high in scoring, dropping in 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting. He added 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double, and chipped in three blocks in 31 minutes of play.