Bogdanovic's last-second jumper leads Kings past Grizzlies
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 07, 2018 11:18 AM
Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
By Clay Bailey, Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic connected on a 16-footer with a second left to help the Sacramento Kings escape with a 94-93 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).
Bogdanovic's jumper capped a close game between two teams near the bottom of the Western Conference standings — a game that saw four lead changes in the final minute.
Willie Cauley-Stein led the Kings with 18 points, Buddy Hield finished with 14, and De'Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson each scored 13.
MarShon Brooks led Memphis with 23 points, while Dillon Brooks added 16, including a three-pointer with 6.4 seconds left to give Memphis a 93-92 lead.
After Bogdanovic answered with his jumper, he blocked the inbounds pass on Memphis' final possession, sending the Grizzlies to their fourth straight loss.
Memphis, which trailed 87-77 with about four minutes left, clicked off 10 straight points to tie the game. The teams exchanged leads the rest of the way until Bogdanovic's winner.
Kings: F Zach Randolph missed his eighth straight game, the last four listed as personal reasons. However, he did come to the Kings bench about two minutes into the game, drawing applause from Memphis fans. Randolph played seven years with the Grizzlies. ... Cauley-Stein hit his first five shots in the game. ... Bogdanovic ended the night with eight points.
Grizzlies: Brooks entered the game averaging 23.3 points in his three games since signing a 10-day contract with the team. He signed a multiyear deal with Memphis earlier Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... Rookie C Ivan Rabb had 12 points and 11 rebounds. ... Played with eight players sitting out, including Marc Gasol (rest), Tyreke Evans (not with team/personal reasons) among others. ...Used their 34th starting lineup of the season.
Kings: Play their final road game of the season on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) at San Antonio.
Grizzlies: Host the Detroit Pistons in their home finale on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).