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Chimezie Metu Hits 3 At Buzzer, Kings Beat Mavs 95-94

Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives between Sacramento Kings guas De'Aaron Fox (5) and Tyrese Haliburton (0) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/José Luis Villegas)
Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives between Sacramento Kings guas De'Aaron Fox (5) and Tyrese Haliburton (0) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/José Luis Villegas)
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Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Chimezie Metu made a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Sacramento Kings a 95-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in the opener of a two-game set between the teams.

Dallas led 94-92 with 33.2 seconds remaining after Jalen Brunson’s short jumper and two free throws from Kristaps Porzingis. After Harrison Barnes missed a layup for Sacramento, and the Mavericks were called for a 24-second violation, Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox drove down the lane and passed to Metu in the right corner in front of the Mavericks' bench.