Fox and Company Outlast Brooklyn In OT


Another display of late game heroics from De’Aaron Fox lifted the Sacramento Kings to a 116-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

Neither team had a firm grip on the game throughout the first two quarters. Brooklyn fully committed to their deep range game, shooting almost a third of their shots from beyond the arc. DeMarre Carroll and Allen Crabbe were the biggest offensive threats for the Nets and made their presence felt early on. Meanwhile, Sacramento let Willie Cauley-Stein shoot at will, scoring 12 points in the 1st quarter. No other King scored more than two. The Kings led most of the 2nd quarter but were not able to shake Brooklyn. They went into halftime up 53-51.

After halftime, Brooklyn started to take control of the game, taking the lead midway through the 3rd. The Kings had no answer for the Nets’ shooting and made offensive mistakes as well. Both teams traded the lead several times throughout the fourth and it appeared the Nets had done enough. But with one last possession, Fox shot a floater as the horn sounded that tied the game at 100-100 and the game went to overtime.

Overtime produced much of the same for the first four minutes; both teams struggling to kill each other off. Eventually the Kings took advantage of two Nets turnovers and were able to win 116-111.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Kings in scoring with 23 points while Carroll led the Nets with 22. The Kings next game will be Saturday against the Jazz.

About Mack Ervin III

Journalism student at American River College and an avid sports lover. Follow me on Twitter @FlashRod4 #SacramentoProud

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