NBA roundup: Kings upset Warriors, advance tournament
"Kings win NBA in-season tournament, advance with 124-123 victory over Warriors. Fox scores 29, Curry and Wiggins put up 29."
Malik Monk made a difficult 13-footer with 7.4 seconds left, and the Sacramento Kings secured the top spot in West Group C of the NBA in-season tournament with a 124-123 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. DeAaron Fox scored 29 points as the Kings finished group play 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Kings will face the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins each scored 29 points for the Warriors, who finished 2-2 after losing Chris Paul and Gary Payton II to leg injuries during the game. Despite leading by as many as 24 points, the Warriors were outscored 69-51 in the second half.
In another game, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 115-103, with Mikal Bridges scoring 22 points. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 23 points, and Royce O'Neale and Cameron Johnson added 18. Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes each had a double-double for Toronto.
The Boston Celtics won East Group C by beating the Chicago Bulls 124-97. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 30 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Jayson Tatum finished with 21 points. Coby White and DeMar DeRozan each scored 19 for the Bulls.
The New York Knicks secured a spot in the knockout round of the NBA in-season tournament with a 115-91 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Julius Randle had 25 points and 20 rebounds for the Knicks, who finished 3-1 in East Group B. Immanuel Quickley scored 23 points, and Josh Hart added 17. The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Miami Heat 131-124, with Damian Lillard scoring 32 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo adding 33.
The Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103, with Anthony Edwards scoring 21 points before leaving due to a hip injury. Rudy Gobert finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points for the Thunder.
Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 128-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Darius Garland added 19 points and eight assists for Cleveland. Luka Doncic posted 41 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists for the Dallas Mavericks in a 121-115 win over the Houston Rockets.