It was fitting on a night when the game swung back and forth until overtime.
“It was a good experience for our guys,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “Everybody made a play at some point in the game.”
The Nets trailed most of the fourth quarter and were down 98-95 following back-to-back buckets by Hield. DeMarre Carroll’s 3-pointer tied it and Dinwiddie made two free throws with 6.2 seconds left to put Brooklyn ahead before Fox’s 9-foot baseline runner at the buzzer forced overtime.
Curry sank his 200th 3-point field goal of the season in the first quarter. He is the first player in NBA history with at least 200 3s in six seasons. He has reached the mark in every season since 2012-13.
Schroder closed the third quarter by making a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from near the halfcourt line. It was a good night for improbable shots. A Hawks fan wearing a Kyle Korver jersey sank a halfcourt shot during a timeout.
James was asked what matchup problems the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Simmons presents when he lines up at point guard.
“The same one I bring,” James said. “Power, speed, quickness, size, court awareness. Same one I bring.”
“I’m just trying to go out there to provide some scoring and some energy for us,” said Portis, who played just over 34 minutes off the bench. “If the shots are there, I’ll take `em. If not, I’ll move it on.”
Kris Dunn finished with 18 points and rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago won for just the third time in 16 games.
Portis made a layup with 4:09 left to tie it at 96, then hit a Cheap Jerseys Youth NFL turnaround jumper with 3:44 remaining to give Chicago its first lead. Portis followed up with Cheap Kings Jerseys a layup to make it 100-96.
“With Bobby, it’s all about confidence,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s not shying away from anything. He’s not shying away from a shot, certainly.