Kings top Clippers for second-highest scoring game in history End-shutdown

LOS ANGELES — Malik Monk scored a career-high 45 points, De’Aaron Fox had the go-ahead basket and finished with 42 and the Sacramento Kings beat the LA Clippers 176-175 in double overtime in Game 2. highest scoring in NBA history on Friday.

Detroit beat Denver 186-184 in triple overtime on December 3. January 13, 1983, in the highest scoring NBA game. The Kings are third on the scoring list with 176 points and the Clippers fourth.

The Clippers led 175-169 with 1:57 remaining before the Kings scored the final seven points, including Fox’s jumper with 36.5 seconds remaining. The Clippers had the final shot, but Nicolas Batum missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Kings overcame a 14-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and six-point deficits in both overtime periods.

The teams also combined for 44 three-pointers, tied for the most in an NBA game.

“It was fun. The atmosphere was crazy,” Monk said. “Seeing all the Kings fans here as well, it was loud. The Kings side as well. We just stuck with it, man. We went down like 10 or 12 at one point in the fourth, came back. We just had our heads up and We knew they would let us back in.”

Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 44 points for Los Angeles and Paul George added 34.

Russell Westbrook started and made his Clippers debut after he scrapped waivers on Wednesday. He had 17 points, 14 assists and five rebounds in 39 minutes before fouling out with 1:49 remaining in the second overtime. The 14 assists tied a franchise record for a player making his team debut, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

“I thought it was cool,” Clippers coach Ty Lue said. “I’m still learning the offense, I’m still learning where guys like basketball, running plays and things like that. I think he did a really good job.”

Los Angeles led 145-131 with 4:25 remaining before the Kings rallied to force overtime on a 22-8 run. Monk forced the extra session with a three-pointer from the corner with 1.1 seconds remaining.

Sacramento’s key streak at the end of regulation was 10 straight points that brought it to 147-146 with 1:22 to play.

The Clippers led 162-156 with 3:04 remaining in the first overtime before the Kings scored six straight to even it. Monk made a pair of free throws with 20.4 seconds remaining to tie the score again at 164. Los Angeles had a chance to win it, but Leonard couldn’t score a touch goal at the buzzer.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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