- Lillard hit a dramatic game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to beat the Kings
- Earlier, Brown became enraged when De’Aaron Fox was called for an iffy foul
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Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown went viral on Sunday for erupting at officials in Milwaukee before Bucks star Damian Lillard ultimately hit the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime.
Brown stormed onto the court with 9:27 left in the fourth and began screaming at referee Intae Hwang and was immediately ejected while having to be restrained by Sacramento players. Malik Monk wrapped his arms around Brown and directed him off the court.
Afterwards, Brown brought a laptop into his post-game press conference to express his frustration at a shooting fouled called on Kings guard De’Aaron Fox.
‘I just want to show you guys why I got kicked out,’ said the reigning NBA Coach of the Year. ‘Fox barely puts his hand on Dame’s hip. Incidental contact. Barely puts his hand on him, and they give him three free throws.’
Lillard swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give the Bucks a stunning 143-142 win over Kings.
Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown went viral on Sunday for erupting at officials
Is it Dame time? Lillard is seen gesturing to the crowd after hitting the game winner
The Kings led by four late in overtime, but Brook Lopez made a 3-pointer from the corner to pull the Bucks to 141-140 with 11.5 seconds remaining. De’Aaron Fox made one of two free throws before Lillard received a pass, dribbled across half court and sank the shot that gave the Bucks their 15th consecutive win over the Kings as the Fiserv Forum crowd erupted.
Lillard led the Bucks with 29 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Malik Beasley scored 23 points and Bobby Portis added 22.
The Bucks improved to 19-3 at home.
Fox finished with 32 points to lead the Kings, and Domantas Sabonis had his 10th triple-double of the season with 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. Sabonis trails only Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, who has 12.
Lillard hit yet another game winner on Sunday – one of many in his illustrious career
Milwaukee built a 12-point early in the fourth quarter but Sacramento fought back late to force overtime.
Antetokounmpo showed up on a late-afternoon injury report as being questionable with a right shoulder contusion but took the court for the 29th consecutive game. The two-time MVP has missed just one game this season, on Nov. 15 against Toronto.
The Bucks were without Khris Middleton, who rested his surgically repaired right-knee as the Bucks played their third game in four days.
Kevin Heurter, who sat out Sacramento’s 112-93 loss on Friday night to the Philadelphia 76ers with a right ankle sprain, returned to the lineup and finished with 26 points.
The Bucks made 63 percent of their first-half shots, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range, but held a slim 68-66 margin as the Kings took 53 shots compared with 35 for Milwaukee.