For 20 minutes, the Kings played as if they had already checked out of summer league.
But after falling behind by 27 points, the Kings outscored the Miami Heat 27-4 in the third quarter and won 73-68 in overtime Friday at Thomas & Mack Center.
Julyan Stone’s three-pointer with the score tied 68-68 in overtime gave Sacramento the win.
“The way we were in the first half, I think we were all disappointed,” said Kings assistant coach Vance Walberg. “Just couldn’t get any rhythm. They hit a lot of shots, did a lot of things right. I think in the third quarter we finally put together a good defensive effort.”
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DeAndre Liggins led the Kings (2-3) with 14 points. Willie Cauley-Stein had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Duje Dukan had 12 points and Eric Moreland had seven points and 10 rebounds.
David Stockton had 11 points and matched Stone with a game-high five assists.
Josh Richardson led Miami (1-4) with 23 points.
James Anderson (sore right groin), Juwan Staten (sore left knee) and Corey Hawkins (sprained right ankle) did not play for Sacramento.
The Heat did not play veterans Bill Walker and Shabazz Napier or first-round pick Justise Winslow.