Kings outlast Clippers 176-175 in double overtime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 Los Angeles Clippers 176-175 in double overtime in the second-highest scoring game in NBA history.

In triple overtime, Detroit defeated Denver 186-184 on December 13, 1983 in the highest-scoring NBA match. With 176 points, the Kings are third and the Clippers fourth on the scoring table.

With 1:57 remaining, the Clippers had a 175 – 169 advantage before the Kings scored the final seven point. Fox’s jumper was the Kings’ last chance to win with 36.5 seconds left. The Clippers missed the last shot at the buzzer, but they had the final shot.

Kawhi Leonard had a season-high 44 points in Los Angeles, and Paul George added 34.

After clearing waivers Wednesday, Russell Westbrook made his Clippers debut. In 39 minutes, he had scored 17 points, scored 14 assists, and grabbed five rebounds before fouling out at 1:49 in the second overtime.


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