Nets use historic comeback to defeat Kings

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Brooklyn Nets had an historic comeback on Tuesday night. The Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings, 123-121, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The Nets improved 37-36 with the win. They are now 16-20 on the road this season.

Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell poses during Media Day
D’Angelo Russell poses during Media Day (Getty Images)

The Kings, who are in the midst of playoff contention, fell to 34-36 on the season. They are now 21-15 at home.  

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Nets trailed by 25 points. They became just the fourth team in the shot-clock era dating back to 1954-55 to overcome a 25-point deficit in the fourth quarter, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information.

Previous teams had three wins and 3,028 losses before Tuesday’s game.

D’Angelo Russell scored a career-high 44 points. He also had four rebounds, 12 assists, and four steals.

Before this 44-point performance, Russell had a career-high of 40 points. He accomplished that feat three times, including twice during the 2018-19 season.

He had a 40-point performance against the Orlando Magic on Jan. 18. Then, on Feb. 23, he scored 40 points against the Charlotte Hornets.

Russell also scored a 40-point performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 2017.

He was one of four Brooklyn players, who scored in double-figures. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 14, while Jarrett Allen scored 13, and Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 10.

The Nets had 45 bench points. Hollis-Jefferson led the bench with his 14 points. He also had five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block.

Marvin Bagley III led the Kings with 28 points. He also had seven rebounds and two assists.

The second overall pick had his second 28-point performance of the season. He also scored 28 points against the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 21.

He scored a career-best 32 points against the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 10.

He was one of five Sacramento players, who scored in double-figures. De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points, while Harrison Barnes had 17 and Nemanja Bjelica contributed 14. Bogdan Bogdanović contributed 10 points.

The Kings had 48 bench points. Bagley led the team off of the bench with his 28 points.

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