SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Blake Griffin made a 10-foot jumper with 3.2 seconds remaining and had a season-high 33 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Sacramento Kings, 97-95 on Saturday night.
The Clippers squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but Griffin sent them home from their five-game road trip with a pair of victories.
Buddy Hield had career highs of seven 3-pointers and 35 points for the Kings. Hield missed a wild, running left-handed shot at the buzzer.
Hield made consecutive 3s to pull the Kings even at 95 with 15 seconds remaining. After a timeout, Griffin hit his fallaway jumper.
Trailing by 18 early in the third quarter, the Clippers ran off 17 unanswered points, including three consecutive 3-pointers by Williams.
Both Williams and Griffin had 12 points in the third, when the Clippers outscored the Kings 29-10.