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Isaiah Thomas floater earns Kings win in Washington (VIDEO)

Francisco Garcia, Isaiah Thomas, Tyreke Evans

Sacramento Kings guards Francisco Garcia (32), of the Dominican Republic, Isaiah Thomas, center, and Tyreke Evans (13) celebrate Thomas’ winning shot against the Washington Wizards during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. The Kings won 96-94. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


This was an unexpectedly fun game between two of the teams at the bottom of the standings, and with everything on the line it was the smallest guy on the court making the play.

Tie game with 7.9 seconds left and the Kings inbound the ball to point guard Isaiah Thomas, who doesn’t use the half-hearted screen and just decides that he is quicker than Garrett Temple, gets in the lane where there is no serious help and he knocks down the little teardrop floater for the win.

Thomas finished with 22 on the night to lead the Kings. The Kings needed that with a road stretch of Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Utah ahead.