On Thursday night, Domantas Sabonis posted his ninth triple-double of the season with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 122-117 win over the New York Knicks.
De’Aaron Fox scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings won their seventh straight game. Sacramento’s Malik Monk scored 19 points, Trent Lyles 16 and Kevin Huerter 14.
RJ Barrett scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Julius Randle totaled 23 points and ten rebounds for New York, which had won nine straight games.
Jalen Brunson of the Knicks missed the second half because of an aggravated left foot injury. He returned after two games with 19 points in 19 minutes in the first half.
New York’s Quentin Grimes scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half.
immanuel Quickley hit a 3-pointer with 47.1 seconds left and Randle cut Sacramento’s lead to 115-113.
Fox answered with a layup and Lyles converted two free throws to extend the Kings’ lead to six points.
Sacramento hit 52.4 percent of its shots from the field, including 10 of 32 (31.2 percent) from behind the three-point line. For the Kings, Keegan Murray scored 11 points and Harrison Barnes added 10.
The Knicks posted a 41.6 percent scoring rate, hitting 13 of 50 (26 percent) from beyond the hoop. New York held a 58-42 advantage in rebounding and a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounding.
Murray hit a 3-pointer with 8:55 remaining in the third quarter to give the Monarchs a 79-58 lead.
New York answered with a 26-10 run in the final minute to get as close as five points, but Davion Mitchell made a layup with 1.9 seconds left to give Sacramento the 91-84 victory.
with 10:27 remaining, Obi Toppin’ brought New York to within 92-91 with a layup. A few minutes later, the Knicks grabbed four offensive rebounds in one possession before Barrett threw down the fifth shot for three points in the basket to tie the game at 96 with 8:15 remaining.
Fox then scored seven straight points to give the Monarchs a 103-96 lead with 6:37 remaining.
Sacramento extended its lead to 115-106 after Lyles completed a three-point play and Sabonis hit a jump shot from the free throw line four minutes later.
The Monarchs led 69-53 at the break thanks to Monk’s 17 points.