Video: Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sinks tough shot over Kings’ Marvin Bagley III for game-winner
In the clip posted by NBA, it looked like all-star D’Angelo Russell was tasked to run the final play of the game. But De’Aaron Fox denied the possible handoff from Hollis-Jefferson. With the clock ticking, Hollis-Jefferson took matters into his own hands and went straight to the rim. Bagley tried his best but it was Hollis-Jefferson’s night.
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The Nets were down by 25 points entering the fourth quarter. It looked like the Kings were about to seal a victory. But thanks to red-hot shooting from Russell, they went on a 26-6 run to trim it down to a 10-point lead with under eight minutes remaining.
With 5.9 seconds remaining, the Nets had a chance to win. The Kings wisely denied Russell the ball but little did they know that Hollis-Jefferson, too, had ice on his veins. He converted on a wild circus shot and left 0.8 on the clock.
They outscored the Kings, 45-18 in the fourth quarter. Russell scored 27 points in the fourth quarter alone. To end the game, he notched a career-high, 44 points. Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points and five rebounds. Other contributors include Jarrett Allen who had 13 markers and seven boards, Spencer Dinwiddie with 10 points.