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Knicks rally in 4th quarter comes up short in loss to Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Skal Labissiere was rejoicing in his tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left when Kings teammate Zach Randolph sprinted onto the court from the bench and picked up a technical foul.

It seemed costly at the time. Still, all Labissiere could do was laugh.

''I told him he's too old to be doing stuff like that, he's been in the league too long,'' Labissiere said after Sacramento held off the New York Knicks 102-99 on Sunday night despite blowing a 19-point lead in the final quarter.

''But it's all love. That's a brother of mine, and I appreciate that.''

The Kings could afford to smile after a wild final 9 1/2 minutes. New York trailed 92-73 early in the fourth quarter and appeared headed for a lopsided defeat before rallying to tie it at 97-all on Michael Beasley's short turnaround jumper with 1:08 left.

Both teams traded empty possessions before Bogdan Bogdanovic made a 20-foot step-back shot to put the Kings up 99-97. Following a timeout, Kyle O'Quinn was fouled and sank both free throws for another tie.

Labissiere then got the ball outside the arc and twice thought about passing it before he threw up a desperation heave with time running out.

''It's one of the plays we run down the stretch,'' Labissiere said. ''Usually the ball ends up with either (De'Aaron) Fox or (Bogdanovic). It just so happened that I had it, read the play and decided to take the shot.''

As Sacramento's players celebrated, Randolph - who did not play - ran onto the court to join in and was called for a technical.

Courtney Lee missed the free throw, however, and Trey Burke's desperation 3 was also off.

''You have to take an advantage of your opportunities when you have it,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. ''That's how you're supposed to play all the time. You can't do it for just 12 minutes of the game. You have to do it for all 48 minutes.''

Sacramento had scored only 14 points in the first 11 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter.

Bogdanovic had 22 points and seven assists, Labissiere had 14 points and six rebounds, and three others scored 12 points apiece for the Kings.

It's Sacramento's second win in six games since the All-Star break and helped the Kings avoid being swept by the Knicks for a second consecutive year.

The victory was also the 199th of Kings coach Dave Joerger's career.

''I thought we did a good job of executing in special situations,'' Joerger said. ''It was a good experience for the guys.''

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for New York. Enes Kanter had 14 points and 16 rebounds while O'Quinn had 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Knicks have lost four straight and 12 of 13.

IT COUNTED

Labissiere was 10 of 29 on 3-pointers before hitting the winner on his only attempt beyond the arc Sunday.

''That's a tough shot for anybody, the type of defense that was played on him,'' Fox said. ''He deserved to knock it down.''

KEEPING IT CLOSE

Sacramento has won only three games by 10 points or more this season.

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York missed its first nine shots beyond the arc. ... The Knicks made 10 of 13 free-throw attempts in the second quarter after not getting to the line at all in the first. ... New York lost in Sacramento for the first time since Dec. 10, 2015.

Kings: Sacramento's first five points came on second-chance opportunities. The Kings had four total against Utah a night earlier. ... Randolph was held out as part of Joerger's plan to rest his veterans on a rotating basis. ... Willie Cauley-Stein (lower back strain) missed his second consecutive game.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Play at Portland on Tuesday.

Kings: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

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Key Players
E. Kanter
00 C
Z. Randolph
50 PF
25.8 Min. Per Game 25.8
14.8 Pts. Per Game 14.8
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
6.9 Reb. Per Game 6.9
60.2 Field Goal % 48.2
60.0 Three Point % 48.2
85.9 Free Throw % 79.2
  Team rebound 0:00
  Trey Burke missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
  Team rebound 0:01
  Courtney Lee missed free throw 0:01
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul 0:01
+ 3 Skal Labissiere made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bogdan Bogdanovic 0:02
  Personal foul on Trey Burke 0:05
+ 1 Kyle O'Quinn made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:16
+ 1 Kyle O'Quinn made 1st of 2 free throws 0:16
  Shooting foul on De'Aaron Fox 0:16
+ 2 Bogdan Bogdanovic made jump shot 0:29
Team Stats
Points 99 102
Field Goals 40-88 (45.5%) 39-86 (45.3%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 13-30 (43.3%)
Free Throws 13-18 (72.2%) 11-11 (100.0%)
Total Rebounds 60 41
Offensive 15 7
Defensive 33 31
Team 12 3
Assists 21 21
Steals 8 5
Blocks 7 5
Turnovers 13 11
Fouls 19 18
Technicals 0 1
14 PTS, 16 REB, 1 AST
22 PTS, 1 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Knicks 24-40 2026262799
home team logo Kings 20-44 32193219102
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 24-40 108.6 PPG 45.6 RPG 19.8 APG
home team logo Kings 20-44 115.4 PPG 44.2 RPG 25.4 APG
Key Players
T. Hardaway Jr. SF 21.0 PPG 3.1 RPG 2.9 APG 39.5 FG%
B. Bogdanovic SG 14.7 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.7 APG 43.4 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Hardaway Jr. SF 24 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
B. Bogdanovic SG 22 PTS 1 REB 7 AST
45.5 FG% 45.3
28.6 3PT FG% 43.3
72.2 FT% 100.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 37 24 4 0 0 1 0 3 11/21 2/7 0/0 0 4 29 -2
E. Kanter 22 14 16 1 2 0 1 0 7/10 0/0 0/0 8 8 33 -9
C. Lee 24 10 4 0 1 0 1 2 4/6 2/3 0/1 0 4 14 -4
M. Beasley 25 6 6 2 0 1 5 1 3/9 0/1 0/0 2 4 12 +3
E. Mudiay 18 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0/6 0/3 0/2 0 1 7 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 37 24 4 0 0 1 0 3 11/21 2/7 0/0 0 4 29 -2
E. Kanter 22 14 16 1 2 0 1 0 7/10 0/0 0/0 8 8 33 -9
C. Lee 24 10 4 0 1 0 1 2 4/6 2/3 0/1 0 4 14 -4
M. Beasley 25 6 6 2 0 1 5 1 3/9 0/1 0/0 2 4 12 +3
E. Mudiay 18 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0/6 0/3 0/2 0 1 7 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. O'Quinn 25 14 8 4 2 3 2 3 4/6 0/0 6/6 2 6 33 +6
T. Burke 26 11 2 6 1 2 2 1 5/10 0/2 1/2 1 1 26 +6
F. Ntilikina 23 7 1 5 0 0 0 1 2/7 1/2 2/2 0 1 18 +1
L. Thomas 14 5 3 0 1 0 0 2 1/4 1/2 2/2 1 2 9 -9
I. Hicks 8 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 +3
T. Williams 12 4 3 0 1 0 1 3 1/5 0/1 2/3 1 2 7 -4
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 99 48 21 8 7 13 19 40/88 6/21 13/18 15 33 191 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Bogdanovic 27 22 1 7 1 0 0 1 7/11 3/5 5/5 0 1 38 +10
S. Labissiere 33 14 6 3 0 3 0 2 5/10 1/1 3/3 1 5 29 +5
K. Koufos 25 12 8 1 0 0 2 3 6/10 0/0 0/0 3 5 20 +7
J. Jackson 24 12 6 2 0 0 1 1 5/15 1/6 1/1 2 4 21 +9
D. Fox 28 10 3 2 1 0 3 2 4/12 2/4 0/0 1 2 15 +7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Bogdanovic 27 22 1 7 1 0 0 1 7/11 3/5 5/5 0 1 38 +10
S. Labissiere 33 14 6 3 0 3 0 2 5/10 1/1 3/3 1 5 29 +5
K. Koufos 25 12 8 1 0 0 2 3 6/10 0/0 0/0 3 5 20 +7
J. Jackson 24 12 6 2 0 0 1 1 5/15 1/6 1/1 2 4 21 +9
D. Fox 28 10 3 2 1 0 3 2 4/12 2/4 0/0 1 2 15 +7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Hield 26 12 4 1 1 0 3 1 5/10 2/4 0/0 0 4 16 -4
V. Carter 24 9 4 0 0 0 1 3 3/6 3/5 0/0 0 4 12 -4
F. Mason III 19 8 2 1 1 0 1 2 3/6 0/0 2/2 0 2 12 -4
G. Temple 21 3 2 4 1 1 0 2 1/4 1/4 0/0 0 2 15 -9
B. Caboclo 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 3 -2
I. Shumpert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Cauley-Stein - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Cooley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sampson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Randolph - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Giles - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 102 38 21 5 5 11 18 39/86 13/30 11/11 7 31 181 +15