SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – PJ Washington hit a career high of 42 points, Malik Monk converted a three-point game with 1.4 seconds to go, and the Charlotte Hornets stunned the Sacramento Kings 127-126 with a late Rally on Sunday evening

Monk finished the race 21 points to help Charlotte come back despite playing without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, who sustained a hand injury

LaMelo Ball added 24 points and the best 12 assists of his career for the Hornets, who left the entire fourth quarter leading up to Monk’s game-winning game

The Kings have missed five free throws in the last 69 seconds and lost for the tenth time in 11 games

Sacramento led 123-115 after a dunk from Harrison Barnes, but coach Luke Walton’s team couldn’t close it

Terry Rozier made a 3-pointer, then added three free throws after being fouled by Barnes at 33.7 seconds remaining

After Washington’s fifth 3 cut the lead by 17 seconds to 125-124, Buddy Hield hit one of two free throws for the Kings

Monk followed by a lane throwing the ball off the backboard with his right hand. He was fouled by Richaun Holmes

Hield scored 30 points and Barnes 28 De’Aaron Fox added 20 points and 14 assists for Sacramento

Ball startled the Hornets just before half-time when he crashed into the Charlotte bench after catching a pass from the other end of the court Stand before he was helped

Hield made five 3s and had 17 points in the first quarter to help the Kings rise by 14.Washington brought the Hornets back and scored 14 of their 22 points in the first half in the second half to take the lead to 67 -66 to shorten

An expected matchup between Ball and Sacramento guard Tyrese Haliburton was postponed when Haliburton had to sit out a second game in a row with a sore left calf, both of which are among the top contenders for NBA Rookie of the Year

During a pregame ceremony on midfield when the Hornets warmed up nearby, Haliburton wore a light blue suit and was awarded the Rookie of the Month for games in December and January

Hield was the fastest player in NBA history to finish in his 350th Career game 1Stephen Curry of the Warriors achieved 000 career 3 points and was the fastest to date with 369 games


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