Troy Daniels could do no wrong Monday — he came off the Charlotte bench Monday shooting fearlessly and hitting everything. Through 57 minutes of game action (Daniels had played 31), he had knocked down seven threes and kept the Hornets in a game that DeMarcus Cousins had dominated with 56-points (until he fouled out in the second overtime).
But Daniels had one more three coming — the game winner.
Daniels popped out up high and got separation from Darren Collison thanks to a moving, illegal screen from Frank Kaminsky (it was not called). That space was all Daniels needed, he turned and shot from 27 feet out and hit nothing but the bottom of the net. The Hornets were up 129-128.
The Kings got a last chance, but without Cousins or Rudy Gay (he had to leave the game after getting poked in the eye in the first overtime) it fell to Collison to create a look, and he couldn’t get a good one, his fade-away fell short, and the Hornets get the win. Daniels finished the night with 28 points for Charlotte.