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Bogdanovic saves the day after Kings blow double-digit lead

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn.
Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. AP Photo

What had the look of a win the Kings would squander became a back-and-forth game in which they held on, 94-93, Friday night over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.

Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a jumper with 1.1 seconds to play to give the Kings the win after they'd blown a 12-point lead. Bogdanovic then stole the inbounds pass by Memphis to seal the game.

Willie Cauley-Stein led the Kings (26-54) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Buddy Hield added 14 points off the bench. Justin Jackson and De'Aaron Fox each scored 13.

MarShon Brooks led the Grizzlies (21-58) with 23 points. Dillon Brooks, whose 3-pointer gave Grizzlies the lead with 6.4 seconds to play, had 16 points.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

Grab-and-go

Friday was another game where De'Aaron Fox was active on the glass. After grabbing a career-high nine rebounds Tuesday at Phoenix, he had six against the Grizzlies.

One way the speedy rookie can ignite the Kings' running game is to grab rebounds and force the issue by getting up court quickly.

Another night, another wing player gets his points

Brooks continues to be a productive scorer since joining Memphis on March 27, at the expense of the Kings. Tightening up the perimeter defense will be a must for next season.

Brooks was on the Kings' summer league team in 2014 that won the summer championship.

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Six Kings had multiple assists and three had at least four. Hield led the Kings with six assists. It's the kind of offense the Kings want to build on and play in the future.

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