Buddy Hield drained a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to power the Sacramento Kings to a 103-101 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Hield got off to a hot start, scoring 20 of his 35 points in the first half. He went scoreless in the third quarter before heating up again in the fourth. Hield finished the period 5-10 overall and made all of his three-pointers during the run.
With 3.4 seconds left in the game, Bogdan Bogdanovic inbounded the ball to Hield, who was immediately swarmed by three defenders. Despite fumbling the reception, he was able to turn on one foot and hit the game-winning shot.
All glory to God, He’s been blessing me in so many ways,” Hield said.
“As a kid, you always dream of hitting one of those shots, especially at a high level like this, and it’s something I will cherish the rest of my life.
“I saw Willie (Cauley-Stein) was wide open and I tried to turn and catch it and after that it slipped and I was able to regain it.
“I was able to split three guys and put it up in the air, and that’s all she wrote after that.”
Hield continues to enjoy his best season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He’s shooting a career-high 48.2 per cent in leading the Kings in scoring at 20.5 points per game. He’s currently third in the league with 156 makes from behind the three-point line.