Last night the shorthanded Knicks took on the Sacramento Kings minus Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton. They fell into a 27 point deficit and came all the way back to lead with 2 points with less than 20 seconds to play thanks to Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler. It appeared they had the game in the bag and would have one of the greatest comebacks ever until something crazy happened. Read more after the jump.
DeMarcus Cousins reads the Knicks play — Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler run a pick-and-roll and Kidd thinks he has room for the alley-oop lob but Cousins sees it and goes up and grabs the pass then outlets to initiate a break. Then the James Johnson show begins. First Johnson tips the loose ball rebound back out (announcer Mike Breen credits Cousins but it was Johnson), Thomas chases it down, starts to drive the paint, draws the defense and kicks it to John Salmons in the corner but the defense rotates so Salmons passes to Johnson who has moved out to the top of the arc and he takes the three and drains it.
A crazy heartbreaking loss for the Knicks but an amazing and almost improbable win for Johnson and the Kings.