The Brooklyn Nets have made history by becoming the fourth team to win a game after trailing by 25 points or more entering the fourth quarter:
The @BrooklynNets are just the fourth team in the shot-clock era to win a game after entering the fourth quarter trailing by 25 or more points. The others are the Atlanta Hawks (Apr. 9, 2017), the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 6, 2002), and the Milwaukee Bucks (Nov. 25, 1977).
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) March 20, 2019
The visiting Nets trailed the Sacramento Kings by as many as 28 points in the second half and went into the fourth quarter down by 25, but the road team won the fourth quarter 45-18 to steal a 123-121 victory.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and moved Brooklyn back over .500 to a 37-36 record, which is good for seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are going to be an underdog if they make the playoffs, but they're a feisty bunch who could give a high seed a heck of a series. In addition to having a bona fide star in D'Angelo Russell, the team rolls deep with the likes of Spencer Dinwiddie off the bench.
Charles Curtis at For The Win explained why Brooklyn will be a tough out:
Spencer Dinwiddie could be a starting point guard on another team. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson contributes all across the box score and hit the game-winner. They’ve got shooters everywhere — vet DeMarre Carroll, Joe Harris (46.4 percent from distance!!) and, when he returns from injury, Allen Crabbe. In today’s three-centric NBA, that’s huge. Heck, even rookie forward Rodions Kurucs has made some solid contributions. The Nets can dig deep into their rotation to keep everyone fresh.
The Nets are set up nicely for the future no matter what happens the rest of this season, especially if they can lure a top free agent.