Kemba Walker, Rudy Gay trade big shots in final second to force OT
The most entertaining, dramatic game of the night was Sacramento visiting Charlotte — a contest that included two wild buckets in the final second.
The game was tied at 110-110 and Charlotte had the ball with 7.6 seconds left. The Hornets sprung Kemba Walker out top (elevator doors!) to get the ball for a last-second isolation set. Normally I’d rather see a set play here, but Walker had the hot hand (he finished the night with 39 points on 23 shots). He drove right, used a little hesitation move to create space, and was able to get a scoop off the glass with 0.7 seconds left on the clock.
The Hornets were all but celebrating the win — until Rajon Rondo found Rudy Gay on an alley-oop where the defender stumbled, and Gay caught and banked in the tying shot.
In OT, it was eight points from Jeremy Lin that sealed the win for Charlotte, 127-122.