The Sacramento Kings rallied from a 24-point deficit and defeated the Golden State Warriors 124-123 in an unforgettable NBA Cup game. Malik Monk scored the game-winning basket with seven seconds left in the home team's remarkable comeback.
At that moment, the hall was boiling and the atmosphere was at its peak. The Warriors led 72-48 at halftime and appeared to be in control, but the Kings came back in the second half, outscoring Golden State 76-51. Monk led the Kings' comeback with 21 points, including the game-winning shot.
De'Aaron Fox added 29 points and Kevin Huerter 21 for the Kings. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins each scored 29 points, but it was not enough to secure the victory. Golden State's loss was the eighth in the last ten games, and they are now in tenth place in the Western Conference with a record of 8-18.
They have a good game and quality players, but they seem to need team spirit, which takes time to build.
Malik Monk's Game-Winning Shot
Monk's game-winning shot was a remarkable display of athleticism and skill. He drove to the basket, dodged two defenders, and then made a tough one-handed layup with a foul.
The kick sent the audience of the Golden 1 center into a frenzy and brought victory to the Kings. The Sacramento team showed strong mental fortitude when it was most needed and that made the difference. They never gave up, even when they were down 24 points.
And when they needed it most, Monk stepped up and made a big play. The Kings' victory was a big boost for their confidence, and now they will advance to the quarterfinals of the NBA Cup, where they will face the New Orleans Pelicans.
They have shown that they are a team that never gives up, and that they will be a dangerous opponent in the playoffs. The Warriors, on the other hand, will have to regroup and find a way to turn things around. They're still a talented team, but they've been struggling lately.
The next game of the Golden State Warriors is on December 1st against the LA Clippers at Chase Center in San Francisco.