THE SCORE OF THE BOX
SACRAMENTO – There is no resignation in kings.
After an injury to rookie Marvin Bagley III at the end of the third quarter, the Kings responded with a fiery fourth place to impose extra time against Bucks, the leader of the Central Division.
Milwaukee quickly took the lead in the extra session and, despite a heroic Sacramento effort, the Bucks managed to win 141-140 at the Golden 1 Center.
Kings' guard Buddy Hield led all scorers with 32 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic added 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Sacramento, and De'Aaron Fox had 17 points and nine assists.
Eric Bledsoe recorded a huge triple-double of 26 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee. Malcolm Brogdon, involved in the game for which Bagley was injured, scored 25 points, while Nikola Mirotic and Khris Middleton each added 21 points.
Here are three points to remember while the Kings fought until the end, but dropped to 31-30, two games on the final game of the Western Conference playoffs.
Bagley breaks down
If losing a game is not serious enough, there is also a loss of Bagley.
In the transition, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Guardian Bucks star, fell on a Brogdon hard screen, then went bad on her left knee. Bagley instantly fell, and he sat for almost two minutes.
The Sacramento medical team rushed to the field and Bagley was finally helped off the ground and into the Kings locker room.
According to the team, Bagley has a sprained left knee and he will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
With Bagley down, rookie Harry Giles attacked. The 20-year-old has launched a series of series to help bring the Kings back to six points early in the fourth.
For a few minutes, Giles put the kings on his back and carried them. He woke the Golden 1 crowd and gave his team a shot at the win.
Giles finished with 18 points out of 9 out of 13 shots and captured seven rebounds.
The final touch
As a result of Bagley's injury, the temperature warmed on the ground. Leading a sold-out crowd, the Kings went to the Bucks, demonstrating the resilience that Sacramento fans have become accustomed to this season.
After getting lost in double digits, the kings equalized the score just in a minute. They took a stop on the next possession and took the lead on a backhand of Willie Cauley-Stein.
Eric Bledsoe tied the game with 11.4, but Fox failed to get up before the end of regulation time.
Sacramento lost six points early in the OT but managed to get closer in the final seconds.