Hield nets 34 in win

Hield nets 34 in win
Buddy Hield.

Buddy Hield continued his hot streak this weekend.

The 6’5” wingman poured in 34 points on Saturday for the Sacramento Kings, in a 115-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

He made a career-best seven three-pointers in the game, including two in the game’s closing minutes. Hield also drained two clutch free throws to secure the win as time expired.

Hield raised his total to 28 three-pointers so far this year. His previous best was 176 in 2017-18.

“Nothing is promised in this league, so I thank God for being blessed with the chance to put in a lot of work this summer,” Hield said after the game.

“I am just in a confident space. When I shoot it, I feel like it’s going to go in. Almost every time. It’s one of my biggest strengths and something I work hard on in my downtime. In the past, I said I would be more productive if I got more minutes, and I’m just glad coach gave me the opportunities to play a lot of time.”

Along with his 34 points, Hield added six rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 35 minutes. Hield went 12-for-21 from the field and 7-for-13 from three.

Hield has hit at least two three’s each game over his last five. Over that five-game stretch, Hield is averaging 21.8 points, four rebounds, and three assists a game.