The Sacramento Kings defeated the LA Clipper 176-175 in double-overtime in the second-highest scoring NBA game of all time on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Malik Monk led the way for the Kings with 45 points off the bench, and was narrowly trailed by starting point guard De’Aaron Fox – who finished the night with 42 points and 12 assists.
All five of the Kings who started registered in double figures on an historic evening.
Sacramento finished without star center Domantas Sabonis, who fouled out down the stretch.
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers and ended the night with 17 points and 14 assists.
Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 44 points, while Paul George chipped in a triple-double with 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Malik Monk led the way for the Kings with 45 points off the bench in an historic night for NBA
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers in the second-highest scoring NBA game
BULLS 131, NETS 87
Zach LaVine scored 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting and the Chicago Bulls drubbed the Brooklyn Nets 131-87 on Friday night to snap a six-game skid.
Chicago held Brooklyn to a season low in points; its previous worst was 92 in a loss to Boston in December. The Nets lost by their biggest margin this season, one point worse than a defeat by the Celtics on Feb. 1.
Nikola Vucevic and Andre Drummond each had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. All-Star DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Williams each scored 17 points.
Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine shoots during the second half of game against the Brooklyn Nets
KNICKS 115, WIZARDS 109
Julius Randle matched his career high with 46 points and the New York Knicks overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Friday night.
Jalen Brunson broke a 109-all tie with a bank shot in traffic with 42.1 seconds remaining, and the Knicks held on.
Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma each scored 23 points for Washington.
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle, left, goes up for a dunk over the Washington Wizards
HAWKS 136, CAVALIERS 119
Trae Young scored 34 points and Atlanta beat Cleveland in its first game under interim coach Joe Prunty.
The Hawks played their first game since coach Nate McMillan was fired on Tuesday. The team had three practices, including a shootaround session on Friday morning, under Prunty, who had been McMillan´s lead assistant.
Darius Garland led Cleveland with 33 points.
Atlanta Hawks interim head coach Joe Prunty, talks with guard Trae Young during the first half
HORNETS 121, TIMBERWOLVES 113
LaMelo Ball had 32 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and the dagger 3-pointer down the stretch to lead Charlotte past Minnesota.
Gordon Hayward added a season-high 27 points and 13 rebounds and P.J. Washington had in 20 points for the Hornets. They won their third straight overall and stopped a seven-game road skid.
Bell bested Minnesota All-Star Anthony Edwards in a battle of two of the top three picks in the 2020 draft. Edwards had 29 points and eight rebounds.
Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (5)
WARRIORS 116, ROCKETS 101
Klay Thompson scored 42 points and matched his season high with 12 3-pointers, leading the undermanned Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 116-101 on Friday night.
Donte DiVincenzo added 15 points as the Warriors hung tough in the second game of a road-home back-to-back following a 124-111 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Jordan Poole’s 38-footer beat the halftime buzzer to put Golden State ahead 66-49 at the break, and he scored 15.
KJ Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds, TyTy Washington scored 15 and Jae’Sean Tate 14 for the NBA-worst Rockets (13-46), who lost their eighth straight and fifth in a row on the road.
Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) celebrates with Klay Thompson, left, after scoring a 3-pointer
SUNS 124, THUNDER 115
Devin Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.
Surging Phoenix has won 12 of 16 as it waits for superstar Kevin Durant to return from a knee injury to make his Suns debut.
Terrence Ross made a 3-pointer at the third quarter buzzer to put the Suns up 94-87. Phoenix led the rest of the way and Booker´s 3-pointer with two minutes left gave the Suns an 11-point lead.
It also gave the three-time All-Star 1,052 career 3-pointers, which set a franchise record.
Devin Booker passes Steve Nash to be the Suns all-time leader in three-point shots
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