The Kings blew a lead late in the fourth quarter but outscored the Nets 16-11 in the extra period to end a five-game losing streak.
Spencer Dinwiddie’s bucket with 1:22 left gave Brooklyn a 111-110 lead before Bogdanovic drove into traffic near the baseline and pulled up for the basket that gave the Kings the lead for good.
After Dinwiddie missed a 3-pointer, Buddy Hield made a pair of free throws to make it 114-111. Bogdanovic sank two free throws after D’Angelo Russell also missed a 3-pointer.
“It came down to who had the grit to go get rebounds and loose balls,” Fox said. “It’s always great playing these games, games that come to the wire. I feel like we made the correct plays.”
“You just try to make it as hard as you can,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “James, his ability to score from behind the arc, drive the ball and then get to the foul line, he’s as good as anybody. You can’t count on one guy to do that; you have to throw as many bodies at him as possible. And he’s going to make some plays.”
Using a 16-4 run out of halftime, Golden State won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson helped limit Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night, a day after the Warriors took schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.
Asked for the secret to such success at the outset of the second half, Kerr couldn’t help but respond with a joke.
“Mainly fiery halftime speeches from the coach — Knute Rockne style, `win one for (assistant) Ron Adams’ type speeches,” Kerr said with a chuckle. “No, it’s not about adjustments. It’s about our guys, I think, just wanting to make a push coming out of the break. I can’t really explain it other than throwing that at you.”
The Blazers trailed the Wolves by 10 points late in the third quarter.