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The New York Knicks nearly pulled off the biggest comeback in the orange and blue's history but — after beating the Phoenix Suns with J.R. Smith's buzzer beater on Wednesday— got a taste of their own Kool Aid Friday night.
Sacramento Kings James Johnson buried a three-point shot from the top of the arc as time expired, turning the Knicks rally from a 27-point first-half deficit from historic to just plain history.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Johnson's trey didn't exactly look like a play drawn up on the sidelines but it was enough to break the Knicks hearts after leading 105-103 inside Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.
The Knicks had trailed 68-41 in the second quarter.
Isaiah Thomas made two free throws to narrow the Knick's lead to two with 33 seconds on the clock. On the ensuing drive, Jason Kidd's alley-oop to Tyson Chandler was deflected and stolen with 15 seconds left. Thomas missed a bank shot and the Kings (10-19) got the offensive rebound and passed it around.
The game-winner didn't come on a set play but Johnson — who was 0-for-11 from 3-point range on the season — heaved up the shot just as the buzzer sounded after the frantic final seconds.
The Knicks (21-9) were without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony for the second straight game because of the hyper-extended left knee he suffered Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the 20 years that the record has been kept, the Knicks biggest comeback ever was a 26-point deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks in 2004.
"We buried ourselves in the first two quarters and then decided to defend," said Knicks head coach Mike Woodson. "It's a game of inches. They made the big shot at the end."
The simple lesson learned by the suddenly struggling Knicks — comebacks only count if you win.
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The New York Knicks have had their fair share of buzzer beaters this season. Tonight, they happened to be on the wrong side of one. After admirably fighting back to briefly have a lead, James Johnson of the Sacramento Kings won the game with a buzzer beating three-pointer to seal a victory. you can watch the shot below: Yes, this is the same James Johnson who was 0-11 from the...
It's safe to say the Knicks were favored last night against the Sacramento Kings. James Johnson of the Kings had different plans though. He had 17 points in the game and none bigger than the buzzer beater three pointer he made to win the game at the last second. Check out the shot in the video below.
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The Knicks were on the verge of having their biggest comeback win since the stat was recorded over 25 years ago, until James Johnson had to go and ruin things. Johnson nailed at three point shot while trailing two as time expired.
The Knicks at one point trailed the Sacramento Kings by 27 points late in the second quarter. The Knicks cut it to 21 at half and had the lead down to...
James Johnson hits a three pointer at the buzzer to lift the Sacramento Kings over the New York Knicks, 106-105. The three was Johnson’s only 3pt attempt of the game and his first make of the season. He is now 1 for 12 behind the arc, so I’m really doubting that’s the play Keith Smart [...]
It’s only fitting that since the Knicks won on a last second shot in their game against the Phoenix Suns that they would lose by one in their next game. The Knicks were down 27-points to the Kings and fought all the way back to get the game within two points. With 20 seconds left [...]
James Johnson’s three at the buzzer saved the Sacramento Kings from giving the Knicks their biggest comeback in franchise history. The Knicks took the lead late in the game after trailing by 27 points but a Jason Kidd turnover turned into a wild game winning three pointer as the Kings defeated the Knicks 106-105:
James Johnson made a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 106-105 victory over the New York Knicks after blowing an early 27-point lead.
With time running out, John Salmons found Johnson above the top of the key and Johnson's shot left his had just ahead of the final buzzer. The shot helped the Kings avoid a collapse after building a big lead...
The New York Knicks have been the king of the buzzer beaters this season but this time it happened to them. The Knicks have a 105-103 lead and the Sacramento Kings had the ball with about 13 seconds left in the game.
After a missed shot the Kings won the battle for the rebound and the ball fell into the hands of James Johnson. Johnson made a three pointer as time expired to give...
SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas described the game-winning perfectly. "We made something out of nothing," Thomas said after forward James Johnson hit his first 3-pointer of the season at the buzzer to give the Kings a 106-105 victory over the New York Knicks before a crowd of 16,407 Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings (10-19) trailed 105...
Knicks 105 Kings 106
The New York Knicks were on the losing end of a buzzer beater tonight. A heart breaking loss as the Knicks fight back from a 27 point deficit to take a 5 point lead only to let the Kings get back into in the end. James Johnson hit a 3 pointer at the top of the three point line at the buzzer to drop the Knicks to 21-9.
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SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings used a 3-point basket at the buzzer by reserve forward James Johnson to defeat the first-place New York Knicks 106-105 Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. A crowd of 16,407 watched a game the Kings dominated early before the Knicks rallied in the third and fourth quarters to seemingly grab control. Then Johnson, who was 0-for-11 from 3-point...
Post Game Recap
Final Score: Knicks: 105 Kings: 106
The Knicks looked like they were going to pull off an improbable 27 point comeback, which would have been the biggest since 1990-1991, but had a dose of their own medicine given to them with a buzzer beating three pointer by James Johnson; it was Johnson’s first three pointer on the season, missing his first 11 attempts...
Even though the Knicks have struggled in recent years the “buzzer beater” shot has actually been good to them. There was David Lee’s last second miraculous tip in win against Charlotte. Nate Robinson’s buzzer beater versus the Sixers was another memorable Garden moment. Then you had the heroics of Jamal Crawford who made a living taking last seconds shots, the two most exciting...