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Malik Monk’s game-winner caps off stunning comeback for Hornets vs. Kings

Buried not-so-deep in the lore of the Hornets is a memorable night dubbed The Miracle After Midnight from 2016 where an undermanned Charlotte team pulled off an improbable double-overtime win in Sacramento on the back of a huge performance off the bench from Troy Daniels.

Sunday was the rare example of the sequel being better than the original.

Without three starters and trailing by eight points with 53 seconds left, even a Hornets team as resilient as any looked dead in the water. Instead, The Miracle After Midnight II saw Malik Monk cap off his own 21-point performance off the bench and a Hornets comeback with an and-one layup with 1.