The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings spent part of their weekend producing thrilling road victories thanks to clutch performances by starting guards.
Only one team will get to experience the satisfaction of getting a win Monday afternoon when D'Angelo Russell and the Nets host Buddy Hield and the Kings.
The Nets (24-23) are returning home after two impressive road wins for differing reasons.
On Wednesday, they came back from an 11-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes of regulation to get a 145-142 overtime win over the Houston Rockets on a night when James Harden scored 58 points.
Two nights later, the Nets appeared sluggish early when they trailed by 21 points but made the plays down the stretch and wound up with a 117-115 victory at Orlando.
"We didn't play a great game, and it's a credit to our team we pulled it out anyway," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. "I knew it was going to be a tough game after the big win against Houston. We were just really resilient."
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