The Los Angeles Clippers have excelled at early afternoon games and the expectations were no different for this matchup against the Sacramento Kings. With the 5th playoff spot secured, Los Angeles had hopes of pulling to a 1/2 game of the Utah Jazz who they defeated 108-95 on Saturday night. This game started slowly with both teams mustering up just 24 first-quarter points. To make matters worse, the Buddy Hield Los Angeles Clippers Highlights were abysmal as Buddy managed just 2 first-half points on 1 of 7 shooting from the field and 0 of 5 from three-point range. It seemed like it was going to be one of those games to forget for Hield as he hit only one shot in the first quarter and sank two free throws as he was fouled on a driving layup attempt against Austin Rivers, son of Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.
Hield would bring the Kings within two points on those free throws at the start of the 3rd quarter but the Clippers would go on to build a double-digit lead by the end of the third period. Leading by as many as 18 points, the Clippers sat key players Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul thinking there was little chance of a comeback. With 6:03 remaining in the game and facing a 14-point deficit, Buddy would return and go on a shooting rampage, scoring 10 points to bring the lead down to 3 points with just 2 minutes remaining. With the Clippers leading 97-96, sharpshooter Jamal Crawford would miss a 25-foot three point jumper which would have put a nail in the coffin for the Kings. Buddy would collect the key defensive rebound and make a full length pass which would ultimately lead to the game winning putback by Willie Cauley-Stein with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation.
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During a post-game interview with ESPN, Hield said “I just stayed confident, found a good rhythm and made a few,” after an extremely rocky first three quarters. Hield finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal as the Kings’ second leading scorer and it would be his amazing play in the fourth quarter to help the Kings pull off the upset 98-97 win over the Clippers in front of a stunned Staples Center crowd.
The Kings shot over 45% from the field despite falling behind by 18 points. In fact, they outshot the Clippersless than stellar shooting from the Dubs, they played excellent team ball tallying 37 assists compared to just 27 for the Kings en route to a 114-100 victory at home. Steph Curry had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists and a jaw-dropping 6 steals to lead the Warriors while Draymond Green had a solid game with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and a blocked shot.
Key Statistics: The Kings bench outscored the Clippers 46-28 behind double-digit scoring of Anthony Tolliver (15 points / 5 of 6 3pt) and rookie Georgios Papagiannis (12 points). The game was won on the only offensive rebound by Willie Cauley-Stein and the difference between teams as the Kings outrebounded the Clippers 46-45. The Kings shot 38 of 84 (45.2%) from the field and 13 of 28 (46.4%) from three-point range while the Clippers connected on 32 of 78 (41%) from the field and 10 of 29 (34.5%) from three-point range. Up next, the Kings head back home to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night at 10:30pm EST. Be sure to check out all the video clips below and share these Buddy Hield Los Angeles Clippers Highlights to fellow Buddy Hield Fans in your social network!
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BUDDY HIELD NAILS FIRST 3 (Q4)
BUDDY HIELD HITS BACK TO BACK 3’s (Q4)
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