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Rudy Gay and Kemba Walker hit late shots to send the Sacrmento Kings and Charlotte Hornets into overtime. Charlotte won the game 127–122.

By Rohan Nadkarni
November 23, 2015

Kemba Walker and Rudy Gay hit big shots to send Monday’s Hornets-Kings game into overtime. Then Walker’s teammates helped put the game away in the extra frame with a 127–122 win

The Hornets needed a huge comeback to force the extra five minutes. Charlotte entered the fourth quarter trailing by 17 points. That’s when Walker went to work, including a clutch layup, which set off a wild sequence.

First, Walker hit a layup with less than a second to go to give Charlotte a 112–110 lead. The former Connecticut star used a high screen, drove to the hoop and made an off-balance layup in traffic.  

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With Charlotte looking poised to win, Gay answered with a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime. Using a sideline lob from Rajon Rondo, Gay fought Marvin Williams for the ball, jumping over the defender and knocking home a short shot to extend the game. 

Then in overtime, Frank Kaminsky hit a three to open the scoring, with Jeremy Lin scoring the Hornets’ next seven points to give the team enough cushion to seal the win. Charlotte finished the game on a 34–15 run and held Sacramento without a fourth-quarter field goal for six-plus minutes.


The Hornets improved to 8–6 while the Kings fell to 5–10. Charlotte has won three straight games.

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