Kings conjure OT magic, beat the Wizards 117-111

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Rudy Gay hit some huge shots, and Isaiah Thomas recorded his first career triple double.

I had most of my recap written.  The Kings were down by six or so points, they couldn't get a stop, and time was running out.  I was writing about how the Kings had given away another game, like so many times this season.  Then the Kings sprang to life.  Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas led the charge, forcing overtime on a Rudy Gay floater.  You know the shot.  Drives right, pulls up just outside the key, drains it.

In overtime, the Kings were led, as they had been all night, by Isaiah, Rudy, and DeMarcus Cousins.  The big three came up big tonight.  Rudy Gay was unstoppable down the stretch, draining big shot after big shot.  He finished with 24 points on 17 shots, six rebounds, and three steals.  The stat star of the night was Isaiah, registering his first career triple double with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.  Rudy was the star down the stretch, but Isaiah was just as important in the OT.

It came down to the final seconds, with Rudy hitting big shots and Isaiah sinking free throws to seal the deal.  The Kings won by a final score of 117-111.

DeMarcus Cousins had a big night as well, also finishing with 24 points, to go along with 14 rebounds.  Cousins played most of the fourth and all of the overtime period with 5 fouls.  Cousins stayed aggressive, but kept himself out of trouble.  It was a risky play by Michael Malone, but it paid off.

The Kings overcame a big night by Former Kings Legend Drew Gooden, who finished with an absurd 18 points.  Kevin Fippin was also big for the Wizards, totaling 19 points and 14 rebounds.

For the opponents perspective, visit our friends at Bullets Forever.

The Kings won.  Now we dance.

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