3. November 19th vs. Boston Celtics
The then 10-2 Boston Celtics were coming to Sacramento to face a Kings team that was 4-7 on the season. Sacramento had won four out of its last five games, but the Celtics looked like the clear favorites, especially with De’Aaron Fox sitting out.
Regardless, Buddy Hield took over the game, dropping a game-high 35 points in 38 minutes of action. Hield shot 14-24 from the field, an impressive 58.3 percent. What genuinely stood out was the guard’s efforts from behind the arc, hitting 7 three-pointers in 12 attempts.
This performance was also Hield’s first game of 30 or more points this season. His 35 points are the third most that Hield has scored in a game this season, and the Kings needed every single one of them in the end.
Hield did more than just score, however, as he tallied six rebounds and a remarkable four steals, stuffing the stat sheet on a night to remember.
Hield’s all-around effort was enough to propel the Kings to a 100-99 win in the closing seconds to give this team a much-needed win despite six Boston players scoring in double figures.
It was a great win for a depleted Kings’ team that needed a boost, and their star player delivered for them. It would not be the only game that Hield put on a stellar performance versus the Boston Celtics this season.