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 trailed starting point guard De’Aaron Fox – who finished the night with 42 points and 12 assists.
All five Kings who started registered in double figures on a historic night.
Detroit beat Denver 186-184 in triple overtime on December 13, 1983, in the highest scoring game in the NBA. The Kings are third on the scoring list with 176 points and the Clippers are fourth.
The Clippers held a 175-169 lead with 1:57 left before the Kings scored the final seven points, including Fox’s jumper with 36.5 seconds left. The Clippers had the final chance, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Malik Monk led the way for the Kings with 45 points off the bench on an NBA historic night
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers in the second-highest scoring NBA game
Sacramento ended without pivot Domantas Sabonis, who committed a foul in the final stretch.
Russell Westbrook made his debut for the Clippers and finished the night with 17 points and 14 assists.
Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 44 points, while Paul George had a triple-double with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
BULLS 131, NETWORKS 87
Zach LaVine scored 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 131-87 on Friday night to break a six-game skid.
Chicago held Brooklyn to a season low in points; his previous worst result was 92 in a loss to Boston in December. The Nets lost by their biggest margin this season, one point short of their loss to 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.
Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls shoots during the second half of the game against the Brooklyn Nets
KNICKS 115, WIZARDS 109
Julius Randle matched a career-high 46 points as the New York Knicks overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Friday night.
Jalen Brunson broke a 109 tie with a traffic shot with 42.1 seconds left, 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 as Atlanta beat Cleveland in their first game under interim head coach Joe Prunty.
The Hawks played their first game since head coach Nate McMillan was fired Tuesday. The team had three practices, including a Friday morning shootaround session, under Prunty, who had been McMillan’s main assistant.
Darius Garland led Cleveland with 33 points.
Atlanta Hawks interim head coach Joe Prunty talks with point guard Trae Young during the first half
HORNETS 121, TIMBERWOLVES 113
LaMelo Ball had 32 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and the 3-point dagger down the stretch to lead Charlotte to victory over Minnesota.
Gordon Hayward added a season-high 27 points and 13 rebounds, and PJ Washington added 20 points for the Hornets. They won their third consecutive victory overall and stopped a seven-game skid.
Bell beat 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) passes Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (5)
WARRIORS 116, ROCKETS 101
Klay Thompson scored 42 points and matched his season-high 12 3-pointers as he led the Golden State Warriors to a 116-101 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Donte DiVincenzo added 15 points as the Warriors held on for their second consecutive homecoming game after a 124-111 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Jordan Poole’s 38-foot shot hit the halftime buzzer to put Golden State ahead 66-49 at halftime, and he scored 15.
KJ Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds, TyTy Washington scored 15 and Jae’Sean Tate 14 for the NBA’s worst Rockets (13-46), who lost their eighth straight and fifth straight away from home.
Warriors point guard Jordan Poole (3) celebrates with Klay Thompson, left, after scoring a 3-pointer
SUN 124, THUNDER 115
Devin Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16 as the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.
Surging Phoenix won 12 of 16 as they wait for star 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.
He also gave the three-time All-Star 1,052 career 3-pointers, which set a franchise record.
Devin Booker passes Steve Nash to be Suns all-time leader in three-point shooting