With 6.1 seconds remaining and his team trailing by two, Kyle Guy dribbled the ball up court, gave a little pump-fake, and calmly buried the game-winning three at the buzzer to give the Sacramento Kings a thrilling 114-113 victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night at the Golden 1 Center.
The second-year guard out of Virginia scored a team-high 20 points, including 6-10 from deep and continued his push for playing time on the parent squad once the season starts.
As for the rest of the game, Sacramento dominated Golden State for three quarters leading by as much as 19 until it got a little dicey when both teams went to their deep bench in the final frame. The Warriors rallied and held a 113-109 lead with just under 30 seconds remaining, but a Robert Woodard III dunk and the eventual Guy three sealed the win.
Buddy Hield dropped five three-pointers and finished with 18, while Hassan Whiteside made his preseason debut with a strong 11 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and brought a defensive paint presence not seen in Sacramento for years.
Marvin Bagley also made his preseason debut and contributed nine points and four rebounds in his first action since January 20, 2020. He is still working himself back into playing shape following his absence due to Covid-19 protocol, but he looked good and should be just fine after a few more games.
DaQuan Jeffries, Cory Joseph, and Jabari Parker all sat out due to back soreness. Rookie Tyrese Haliburton was held to just 16 minutes on the court as planned. He should see normal minutes when the two teams face off in the preseason finale Thursday.