The Sacramento Kings looked like they were in a pretty tough situation trailing 98-97 with seconds left and the New Orleans Hornets inbounding the ball. Isaiah Thomas hadn't given up yet though.
Thomas chased Marco Belinelli into the backcourt, and when the pass was errant, Thomas managed to haul in the steal and find John Salmons cutting to the basket.
Thomas's steal helped left Sacramento to New Orleans to a 99-98 victory.
The Kings managed to pull this one out with DeMarcus Cousins out due to food poisoning. Thomas had 12 points on 4-5 FGs, plus three assists and two steals. Marcus Thornton led the way for most of the game with 25 points, four rebounds, and four steals, Tyreke Evans added 13 points, John Salmons and Jason Thompson put in 12 points, and Jimmer Fredette added 11 points.
With no Cousins, the Kings got pounded on the boards (29 to 41 for New Orleans), although they did force 20 turnovers (including the crucial one at the end). Jarrett Jack caused the most trouble with 25 points, and Chris Kaman was a wrecker inside with 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Trevor Ariza added 20 points, six assists and four steals.
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