The decision was only made after two extra periods. After regulation time, the score was 153-153 on the board, after which extra time began. After the first overtime there was still no winner, after which play continued.
The highest score ever in the NBA was recorded in December 1983. Nearly 40 years ago, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184.
Malik Monk scored no less than 45 points for the Kings and De’Aaron Fox was good for 42 points on the sensational night. On the Clippers side, Kawhi Leonard was the leading scorer with 44 points.
As the marathon approached, the Clippers had a week off, the Kings played the day before.
The Kings are third in the Western Conference, the Clippers fifth.