Cauley-Stein's putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers 111-110

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 02, 2018 02:00 PM
Cauley-Stein's putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers 111-110
Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, center, hangs from the rim after scoring between Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner, left, and Bojan Bogdanovic, right, in the final minute of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won 111-110. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback dunk with 16.1 seconds left and the Sacramento Kings held on to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-110 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Cauley-Stein finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Kings end a four-game losing streak to the Pacers. Buddy Hield added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Both teams exchanged leads throughout the game until Sacramento closed the fourth quarter on an 8-3 run capped by Cauley-Stein's dunk.

Darren Collison made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:12 remaining to put Indiana up 110-107. Fox followed with a steal and layup to pull Sacramento within one. After a turnover, Fox missed a short jumper that Cauley-Stein caught and jammed back in for the game-winner.

Indiana had multiple chances to win but Bojan Bogdanovic and Collison both missed jumpers in the final 15 seconds.

Bojan Bogdanovic had a season-high 27 points for the Pacers. Collison added 11 points and 12 assists.

Indiana continues to play without leading scorer Victor Oladipo, who missed his seventh straight game while recovering from a sore right knee.

McDermott, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young scored 14 apiece for Indiana.

The Pacers trailed early in the fourth quarter then went ahead after Domantas Sabonis and Doug McDermott combined for 12 consecutive points capped by McDermott's driving layup.

Sacramento took over after that and outscored Indiana 8-3 over the final three minutes.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Former Kings first-round draft pick Tyreke Evans had 12 points and four assists while starting in place of Oladipo. . Indiana hadn't lost to Sacramento since Jan. 23, 2016. . The Pacers had a season-high 24 turnovers, six in the fourth quarter.

Kings: Rookie Marvin Bagley III missed his first game of the season because of back spasms. The second overall pick is averaging 13 points and 6.8 rebounds while coming off the bench in Sacramento's first 21 games. . Hield and Iman Shumpert were both called for technical fouls. . Kosta Koufas had seven rebounds in 15 minutes in his return after missing eight games with a calf strain.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Return to Indiana to host Dallas on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

Kings: Begin a four-game road trip at Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

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