I’ve watched a lot of basketball. I’ve watched the Lakers win a game down 27 points to start the fourth quarter. I’ve watched Kobe Bryant score 81 points in a basketball game, though, as special as those were – I question if they were more impressive than tonight’s victory for the Sacramento Kings.
With 8:50 left in the third quarter, the sluggish Kings were getting destroyed by the Bulls (who shot 70% in the first quarter, nearing 40 points) who were winning by 35 points at the time. The something happened. Something – and don’t over blow this – but something that might just change the season for the Kings. Something that’s never been seen in NBA history before. The Sacramento Kings came back from 35 points down, nearly mid-way through the third quarter to defeat the Chicago Bulls. The 35 point stun-fest registers in the NBA history book as the largest second half comeback since the NBA began to track the stat. It also registers as the second largest comeback in NBA history for an entire game, falling one point short of the 1996 contest between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz.
Sadly, most fans didn’t get the chance to see it as many turned off their TV’s well before the comeback began – but what a Christmas gift it was.