PHOENIX – Kevin Durant hit two free throws with 1.8 seconds left, as the Phoenix Suns came roaring back to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-117 on Tuesday night.
Grayson Allen tied a franchise record with nine 3-pointers and scored 29 points for the Suns, who trailed 113-96 before closing out the game with a 23-4 run. Durant finished the game with 27 points.
Devin Booker scored 16 points and 11 assists, Bradley Beal added 13 points and Jusuf Nurkic scored 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Phoenix.
The Kings led by as many as 22 points, but Durant came back with a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Eric Gordon later made back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the score at 115. He scored 13 points off the bench.
The Suns are only the second team in the past 25 seasons to overcome a deficit of 20 points or more over the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter, joining the Kings over the Timberwolves in 2020, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Durant's free throws with 30 seconds left in the game gave the Suns a 117-115 lead, their first since the score was 3-2. De'Aaron Fox, who led all scorers with 33 points, tied it with a jumper with 19 seconds left. But then he fouled Durant, who was attempting a long jump. After his free throws, the Kings' last-second shot was long.
Domantas Sabonis recorded his 11th triple-double of the season with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. It was his 23rd straight game with double figures in at least two columns and his 36th double-double in the league this season.
Keegan Murray scored 18 points, Sasha Vezenkov added 14, and Malik Monk finished with 13 points and eight assists for Sacramento, which has lost three straight games.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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