De’Aaron Fox made an explosive playoff debut, leading the Sacramento Kings to a thrilling 126-123 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Kings fans erupted with excitement as Fox put up 38 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals in a stunning display of resilience against the reigning champions.
I’m his playoff debut De’Aaron Fox really just dropped 38 on Steph Curry while wearing curry’s shoes. That’s cold- put some respect on the kings. LIGHT THE BEAM pic.twitter.com/2mwsm3QY3h
— Luke Zosulis (@l_zos28) April 16, 2023
The energy in the Golden 1 Center was electric from the start, as fans knew they were witnessing something special. Facing their longtime rivals, the Kings showed they were not intimidated by the Warriors, even when they fell behind in the third quarter.
But it was the fourth quarter that saw both teams exchanging haymakers, with Fox and Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry leading their respective teams in scoring. In the end, it was Malik Monk’s free throws that sealed the deal, giving the Kings a 3-point lead with just seconds to go.
Monk, who was one of the Kings’ big offseason acquisitions, finished with an impressive 32 points, while Fox and Monk became only the second pair of teammates to score more than 30 points in their playoff debuts. Kings fans were thrilled with the team’s offensive surge, which saw them score 69 points in their final 45 possessions of the game.
The win was a significant milestone for the Kings, who had not made the playoffs since 2006. Head coach Mike Brown praised the team’s fans for their unwavering support, saying the noise in the arena was “deafening” and that the energy was palpable throughout the game.
For Kings fans, the victory was a reason to celebrate. They had witnessed their team’s resilience and determination against one of the NBA’s top teams, and they were thrilled to see Fox put up 38 points on Curry’s head. With Game 2 looming, fans were already looking forward to the next matchup, knowing their team was capable of pulling off another upset.
Sacramento Kings Fans Bring the Heat in Playoff Victory Against the Golden State Warriors: De’Aaron Fox
After a long 17-year wait, the Sacramento Kings finally returned to the playoffs in the 2023 NBA postseason. In their first-round Game 1 match against the Golden State Warriors, De’Aaron Fox, the star point guard of the Kings, made a spectacular playoff debut. With a remarkable 38-point performance, Fox led his team to an impressive 126-123 victory against the Warriors, the defending champions.
But according to Fox, it was the fans of Sacramento that made all the difference. The energy in Golden 1 Center was electric, and the fans’ unwavering support helped propel the Kings to a historic win. “Our fans were off the charts. It was deafening in there. It was extremely loud,” Kings head coach Mike Brown stated. “So you gotta take your hat off to them cause they brought it for us tonight and you could feel the energy.”
Fox echoed Brown’s sentiments and gave credit to the fans for their role in the win. “Sacramento showed out,” Fox said. “I thought there’d be more Warriors fans truth be told. I’ve played them (here) four times a year for six years.”
The fans’ passion was evident from the opening tip, and it only intensified as the game went on. The noise level in the arena reached an all-time high as Fox and the Kings fought tooth and nail to secure the win. Sacramento fans were thrilled to see their team finally back in the playoffs, and they made sure their presence was felt.
With Game 2 quickly approaching, the Kings fans will undoubtedly bring the same energy and enthusiasm to support their team. The city of Sacramento has been waiting for this moment for 17 long years, and they will not let it go to waste.