3:3208! Brooklyn’s comeback for history books
The Brooklyn Nets have made a historic comeback, for the Golden State Warriors the evening was a bit quieter. The most important thing from NBA Tuesday.
The Sacramento Kings are one of the positive surprises of the season, fighting for play-offs with a young team for a long time, but gradually losing the fight over the past weeks. That’s why the 121:123 crash against Brooklyn on Tuesday evening doesn’t hurt so much, the way it did it twice as much.
The Californians had gone into the fourth quarter with a 25-point lead, the Nets played in Q3 at times against the wall – and still lost. A strong D’Angelo Russell led his team on the opposite side to the biggest comeback in franchise history, scored 27 of his 44 points (plus twelve assists) in the final quarter and celebrated iconic with the “I can’t listen” gesture after Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s decisive layup. According to “ESPN Stats & Info”, teams that had been so far twelve minutes behind were 3:3028, the Nets 0:178!
Brooklyn is well on the way to reaching the play-offs for the first time since 2015. The Nets are currently in seventh place at the Eastern Conference in round one and would meet the Toronto Raptors.
In the West, the Golden State Warriors have defended their top position with a 117:107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Top scorer of the game was Stephen Curry with 36 points (12/21 FG), three rebounds, five assists and two steals. For the 46th time, the two-time MVP contributed at least eight threes in his career. This is by far the top score in NBA history.
NBA, March 19 Results
Charlotte Hornets – Philadelphia 76ers 118:114
Atlanta Hawks – Houston Rockets 105:121
Milwaukee Bucks – Los Angeles Lakers 115:101
Minnesota Timberwolves – Golden State Warriors 107:117
Sacramento Kings – Brooklyn Nets 121:123
Los Angeles Clippers – Indiana Pacers 115:109