Nemanja Bjelica nets 3-pointer at the end to give Sacramento Kings win
Thrilling night in NBA as Nemanja Bjelica nets 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Sacramento Kings last-second 119-118 win over Houston Rockets
- Nemanjna Belica made no mistake on the buzzer to win the game for the Kings
- The last-second winner cued wild celebrations from the visitors in Houston
- Derrick Rose hit an equally dramatic winner for the Pistons against the Pelicans
Nemanja Bjelica threw a stunning 3-pointer on the buzzer to win the game for the Sacramento Kings at the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
There was one second left when Bjelica received the ball from Cory Joseph and shot with pinpoint accuracy to clinch a 119-118 victory, and cue wild celebrations at the end of a thrilling game.
The game was tied when Russell Westbrook drove into the lane for a layup that put Houston on top with a second to go - but after a timeout, Joseph set up Bjelica who made no mistake with the game on the line.
The game was tied earlier in the fourth when Russell Westbrook dished it to Ben McLemore, whose 3-pointer made it 116-113 with 22.7 seconds to go.
Hield missed a 3-pointer after that, but Bogdan Bogdanovic grabbed the rebound and got it back to Hield, who didn't miss this time to tie it again with 8.4 seconds left.
Yet Bjelica had the last laugh, as the Kings improved their record to 10-13, while Houston's record narrowed to 15-8.
Elsewhere on Monday night, Derrick Rose hit an equally dramatic game-winner for the Detroit Pistons over the New Orleans Pelicans with less than second on the clock.
With the game tied, Detroit worked an isolation play for Rose, who dribbled the ball out top against Jrue Holiday.
Rose drove into the lane, spun to the right and hit the jumper over Holiday's outstretched arms with 0.3 seconds left.
New Orleans did have one final shot at redemption, but Jaxson Hayes could not get the tying tip-in and the Pelicans lost their ninth straight game.
They are now at 6-18 for the season, while the Pistons also have a losing record but improve their season statistics to 10-14.
There were also wins for the LA Clippers against the Indiana Pacers, the Golden State Warriors lost at home to the Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls lost by a single point to the Toronto Raptors.
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