SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The New York Knicks toppled the Sacramento Kings Friday night, rallying back from being 16 points down.
Elfrid Payton had seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, Marcus Morris scored off an offensive rebound with 9.1 seconds left and the New York Knicks rallied from 16 down to beat the Sacramento Kings 103-101.
Julius Randle had 24 points and nine rebounds, Mitchell Robinson added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Damyean Dotson scored 11 points. The Knicks (6-20) have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Buddy Hield scored 34 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds for Sacramento. Harrison Barnes finished with 18 points and Nemanja Bjelica added 12 points and seven assists.
''We've had some nice emotional wins lately, and in the past that has caused us to have a letdown,'' Kings coach Luke Walton said. ''We built up a nice lead and we didn't maintain it. We fell off. The Knicks imposed their will on us.''
Buddy Hield: 34 points, 12 rebounds (career-high)
Harrison Barnes: 18 points
Nemanja Bjelica: 7 Assists
HELP ON THE WAY:
Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox, who missed his 16th consecutive game with a grade-three left ankle sprain, said before the game that he's targeting sometime next week in hopes of returning to game action.