Russ was saying “game over” just before Belly’s game-winning shot 😂 pic.twitter.com/zvFtp7uMLn
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) December 10, 2019
File this one under things you really, really just hate to see.
Monday night the Sacramento Kings found themselves in a tough spot late against the Houston Rockets. After Buddy Hield knocked in a 3-pointer to tie the game at 116 with eight seconds left in the contest, former MVP Russell Westbrook took the inbound, drove the length of the court – right past Hield – and got a tough finger roll to go at the front of the rim.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK. PRA CESTA. DECISIVO. pic.twitter.com/MlDtVTOTuf
— Matchup Brasil 🇧🇷 (@MatchupBR) December 10, 2019
Things looked all but over for Sacramento. So much so that cameras showed Westbrook telling teammate P.J. Tucker ‘game over’ right after hitting the would-be game winner.
But you know what happens next. You read the headline.
The Kings were able to advance the ball with a timeout. Serbian international Nemanja Bjelica got a clean look thanks to some clever misdirection from his teammates, took a deep three and absolutely buried it.
BIG SHOT BJELICA FTW pic.twitter.com/LSSMCgyxxd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 10, 2019
Tough look for Westbrook, and tough loss for the Rockets.
The loss dropped the Rockets to 15-8 on the season and 9-3 at home. Sacramento moved to 10-13 on the year, only a game behind the Suns for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.