Basketball: Bhullar, first NBA player of Indian descent, scores first career points

SALT LAKE CITY (AFP) - Sacramento Kings' Sim Bhullar, the National Basketball Association's first player of Indian descent, scored his first career points on Wednesday in the waning seconds of the Kings' loss at Utah.

Bhullar, born and brought up in Canada by parents from the Indian state of Punjab, made history on Tuesday with a 16-second debut for the Kings, who are owned by Indian businessman Vivek Ranadive.

Hoping for a chance to impress during the tenure of his 10-day contract, Bhullar played one minute and 22 seconds on Wednesday, delivering a turnaround hook shot with less than 18 seconds left, the last points in the contest won 103-91 by the Jazz.

The 22-year-old also pulled down one rebound for the Kings, who brought him in from the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's affiliate in the NBA Development League.

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