In the final game at Golden 1 Center, Buddy would lay it all on the line. From start to finish, the Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights were a glimpse into the future. Hield bounced back strong from a tough shooting performance against the Houston Rockets on Sunday evening to end the year on a positive note. Prior to the start, Buddy Hield would be presented with the Kia Rookie of the Month award for March for the Western Conference division and tonight, he played with purpose. The 23-year old native of The Bahamas scored the first four points for the Kings and would set a new career high with 30 points, 6 rebounds and a steal. The steal was complete deja vu of the infamous 18-point comeback against the Clippers with 5 minutes remaining. The exact same spot, Buddy jumped a lazy inbounds pass and drifted to the corner which prompted the Sacramento Kings announcers to remind fans of Buddy’s key back to back play. I doubt we will ever forget. In 32 minutes of action, Buddy was extremely active and efficient connecting on 12 of 20 (60%) from the field and 4 of 8 from (50%) three-point range. He saved his best for last with several awesome moves during the game, be sure to check out our Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights.
SHOP BUDDY HIELD GEAR!
After a 28-25 first quarter, the Kings would hold the Suns to just 14 points in the second as the offense struggled from the perimeter. Despite both Devin Booker and Eric Gordon not being in the lineup, the Suns still managed to get 27 points from Tyler Ulis who started in place of Eric Gordon. The Kings led from the tip off and never trailed as they built a 19-point halftime lead with an early 58-39 advantage with some awesome Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights in the first half. Sacramento would lead by as much as 26 points en route to a 129-104 victory at home. Along with Hield, Ty Lawson recorded his first triple-double of his career with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists and a steal in 30 minutes. The offense of the Kings was clicking on all cylinders as the team recorded the highest offensive output of the season with 129 points. Their previous high was 128 against Houston. There were eight players in double-digits for the Kings as Ben McLemore, Willie Cauley-Stein and Georgios Papagiannis all had 13 points each while Skal Labissiere and Anthony Tolliver both had 12 points apiece. One of the top plays of the game was an alley-oop toss from Skal Labissiere to Georgios Papagiannis late in the fourth quarter.
The Suns did manage to bounce back in the second half, scoring 38 in the third and 27 in the fourth, however their overall field goal scoring efficiency was a challenge. Five players shot under 40% from the field with Dragan Bender connecting on only 2 of 11 (18.2%) and 0 for 7 from three-point range. It wasn’t any better from the charity stripe for the Suns as they hit 14 of 24 (58.3%) from the free throw line compared to 34 of 43 (79.1%). The amazing statistic is that both teams committed 23 fouls but Sacramento managed to get to the foul line almost twice as much times as Phoenix.
Key Statistics: The Kings’ bench outscored the Suns 39-27. In this game, the Kings committed 13 turnovers which resulted in 15 points off turnovers. Sacramento also won the rebounding edge with a 65-62 advantage. Sacramento shot 43 of 83 (51.8%) from the field and 9 of 19 (47.4%) from three-point range. Meanwhile, the Suns shot just 41 of 109 (37.6%) from the field and hit a woeful 8 of 30 (26.7%) from downtown. Up next, the Kings play their final game of the season on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers and surely seek revenge for their last meeting and total meltdown at 10:30pm EST. Be sure to check out all the video clips below and share these Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights to fellow Buddy Hield Fans in your social network!
Watch Buddy Hield Phoenix Suns Highlights below:
BUDDY HIELD HITS A JUMPER (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD WITH A DAZZLING FLOATER (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD DRIVING LAYUP (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD ALLEY-OOP LAYUP (Q2)
BUDDY HIELD DRIVES FOR 2 (Q3)
BUDDY HIELD ON A FASTBREAK LAYUP (Q4)
BUDDY HIELD STEP BACK 3 (Q4)
Media Credit: NBA.com