De’Aaron Fox Plays Pivotal Role As Kings Beat Warriors In Return To Playoffs

De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox has been waiting patiently, for years, to feature in the playoffs. As he finally did so with the Kings, Fox did a dazzling job of it. At the end of it, Fox only had one more thing left to do. The home cheer was exhilarating as they counted down after the stunning postseason return. At the end of it, De’Aaron Fox lit up the ceremonial beam, ending 17 seasons’ worth of frustration for the Sacramento faithful.

De’Aaron Fox Sees Sacramento Into The Playoffs

After the game, De’Aaron Fox explained that Sacramento really showed up on the night. However, being able to do that for the faithful fans, who have been with the team through some of the toughest spots ever, was an honor for him.

De’Aaron Fox was, by far, the primary reason behind the Sacramento Kinfs heading into the playoffs. During the match against the Warriors, who are also the defending champions, he scored 28 points. That puts him joint second in points scored in an NBA playoff debut game. The score stood at 126 to 123 in favor of the Kings at the final buzzer.

Fox added 29 points to his team’s tally in the 2nd half alone. He took a bit of time adjusting to the physicality that is a marker of the playoffs. However, he also hit a 3-pointer that ended up being the final difference between Sacramento and the Golden State during the last quarter.

This is Fox’s 6th season in the league, but it does not make him any less of a star. His playoffs debut points tally is only overshadowed by a certain Luka Doncic, who scored 42 points against the Mavericks, 3 seasons ago.