The Sacramento Kings entered the fourth quarter with a 25-point lead over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday evening — after which all hell broke unfastened.
Brooklyn’s All Star level guard D’Angelo Russell went off for 27 of his career-high 44 factors within the fourth quarter, because the Nets got here all the best way again to defeat the Kings by the ultimate of 123-121.
Brooklyn outscored the Kings 45-18 within the closing body, marking their largest fourth quarter in franchise historical past, in addition to the most important comeback win in franchise historical past.
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Following Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s sport successful layup with .eight seconds remaining, Russell screamed to the gang, “I’m constructed for this shit,” earlier than retreating into the locker room.
“Once you get in that groove, it is onerous to get you out of it,” Russell stated, per ESPN. “No matter what protection a staff throws at you, you are going to discover a strategy to get it achieved. That’s form of what it was.”
“I give quite a lot of credit score to our bigs,” Russell stated. “They set screens and received me open, received me downhill. Once you get downhill, any participant that may get downhill and see the ground like that and see the rim wide-open, the sky is the restrict.”
According to the Sacramento Bee, Tuesday evening’s loss marked the biggest fourth quarter collapse in Kings’ historical past. It was the second time that the Kings have blown a 28-point lead.
“We blew it,” Marvin Bagley said. “I hate shedding, particularly like that.”
As a results of the devastating loss, the Kings are actually seven video games again of the eighth seeded Los Angeles Clippers with simply 12 video games remaining within the common season.