Wagner brothers' strong performance not enough to defeat Kings in OT

2022-03-27 03:33
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Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining in overtime and rookie Davion Mitchell finished with 22 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds as the Sacramento Kings (27-48) defeated the host Orlando Magic (20-55) 114-110 (41-28, 25-34, 15-22, 24-21, 9-5) on Saturday night.

Mitchell (10-for-23 shooting) reached double figures for the seventh consecutive game as Sacramento started 2-0 on its current five-game road trip. The Kings also posted consecutive wins for the first time since they defeated Minnesota on Feb. 9 and Washington on Feb. 12.

The Kings outscored the Magic 9-5 in the overtime period. Orlando's final points came on Cole Anthony's long two-pointer with 1:51 remaining, and Donte DiVincenzo and Barnes both made triples inside the final minute of overtime as the Kings ended the game on a 7-0 run. DiVincenzo added a free throw with 6.9 seconds left, securing Sacramento's 11th road win this season.

Player of the Game
Davion  Mitchell
Davion Mitchell
Points 22
Accuracy 10-23
Rebounds 7
Assists 9

Orlando squandered a 105-97 lead in the final two minutes of regulation. Trey Lyles' putback with 21.5 seconds remaining pulled the Kings within 105-103 and Mitchell's backcourt steal and layup made it 105-all with 12.9 seconds to go.

The Magic had an opportunity to win in regulation, but Chuma Okeke missed a 3-pointer near the left corner as time expired.

Sacramento had seven players finish in double figures. Barnes had 19 points and seven rebounds, DiVincenzo scored 16 points off the bench, and centers Alex Len and Damian Jones each contributed 15 points. Lyles scored 11 points to go with a career-high 18 rebounds and Justin Holiday added 10 points.

Franz Wagner paced the Magic with 19 points and nine rebounds. Moe Wagner had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes off the bench and Anthony had 14 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds.

Mo Bamba totaled 18 points and 13 rebounds and Markelle Fultz contributed a season-high 16 points off the bench for Orlando.

Fultz made 7 of 14 shots in 20 minutes before exiting with just over five minutes remaining. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was appearing in his 11th game this season after suffering a torn left ACL in January 2021.

The Kings led 41-28 after the opening quarter, ending the period on a 23-8 run. Sacramento shot 67 percent (14-for-21) from the floor, making six of its eight 3-point attempts, in addition to going 7-for-7 at the foul line.

Mitchell scored 18 first-half points as the Kings built a 66-62 halftime lead.

Sacramento played its fourth straight game without leading scorer De'Aaron Fox (right hand). The Kings were also missing double-digit scorer and rebounder Domantas Sabonis as he recovers from a bruised left knee.

Magic: Franz Wagner 19 (9/18 2PT, 9 REB), Mo Bamba 18 (3/8 2PT, 4/6 3PT, 13 REB), Markelle Fultz 16 (6/12 2PT, 3 STL), Moritz Wagner 15 (2/5 3PT, 6 REB, 5 AST), Cole Anthony 14 (3/9 2PT, 2/7 3PT, 7 REB, 9 AST).

Kings: Davion Mitchell 22 (8/15 2PT, 2/8 3PT, 7 REB, 9 AST), Harrison Barnes 19 (4/8 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 5/6 FT, 7 REB, 5 AST), Donte DiVincenzo 16 (3/7 3PT, 8 REB), Damian Jones 15 (5/7 2PT, 5 REB, 4 TO), Alex Len 15 (6/8 2PT), Trey Lyles 11 (2/9 2PT, 18 REB), Justin Holiday 10 (2/6 3PT, 3 BLK).

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