The Clippers hosted the Kings in a matinee on Sunday, and as is usually the case when this L.A. squad takes the floor, there were plenty of highlight plays.
This one, an alley-oop pass from Blake Griffin to DeAndre Jordan in the fourth quarter, was important because it cut Sacramento’s lead to just two with 1:40 to play.
But a jumper from former Clipper Darren Collison with 52 seconds left made it a two-possession game, and the Kings sealed the 98-92 victory by hitting their free throws the rest of the way.
DeMarcus Cousins finished with a monster line of 34 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, and the Kings bullied the Clippers on the boards and in the paint to earn this one.
Blake Griffin managed to shoot just 6-of-20 from the field, with nine of those attempts coming as jump shots from midrange or beyond. He added eight rebounds, and this pass to Jordan late was the prettiest of his four assists.