For over a decade, the Sacramento Kings fans have waited for a moment like this. A moment where they could erupt in jubilation and pride, a moment where they could confidently declare that “the drought is over.” And that moment arrived in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors.
The Kings fans were raucous and electric, as they always are, but this time, it was different. This time, they had a reason to believe that their team could go all the way. And they made sure to let the Warriors and their fans know it.
As the clock winded down in the fourth quarter and the Kings held a slim lead, one fan shouted at Steph Curry, “40 on your f**king head!” The taunt was a nod to De’Aaron Fox’s incredible playoff debut, where he dropped 38 points and led the Kings to victory. The fan’s bold proclamation was met with cheers and laughter from the surrounding fans, who were relishing the moment.
But it wasn’t just the one fan who was talking trash. Throughout the game, the Kings faithful were relentless in their taunts and jeers toward the Warriors. They questioned Andrew Wiggins’ toughness, chanting “Why is Wiggins son scared?” and they mocked Draymond Green’s foul trouble, calling him “Draymond Fouls.”
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But the Kings fans weren’t just focused on trolling the Warriors. They were also celebrating their team’s resiliency and determination. Despite being the most inexperienced team in the playoffs, the Kings held their own against the seasoned Warriors and came out on top.
The victory was a long time coming for the Kings and their fans. After years of disappointment and frustration, they finally have a team that they can believe in. And they’re not afraid to let the world know it.
As the Kings fans spilled out onto the streets of Sacramento after the game, they were filled with excitement and optimism. They knew that their team still had a long way to go in the playoffs, but they also knew that anything was possible.
For the Kings fans, this victory wasn’t just about beating the Warriors. It was about proving to themselves and the rest of the league that they belong in the playoffs. It was about showing that the drought is over and that they’re ready to make some noise.
De’Aaron Fox leads Sacramento Kings to victory over Warriors in NBA postseason debut
The Sacramento Kings won their first playoff game since 2006 with a thrilling victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their first-round series. The Kings were led by De’Aaron Fox who scored a game-high 38 points and teamed up with Malik Monk for 28 fourth-quarter points. The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry who scored 32 points and had six rebounds and six assists.
The Kings led by as many as 14 points in the first half but the Warriors fought back to tie it at 62-all at halftime. The game was tied at 98-all after three quarters before the Kings pulled away in the fourth quarter.
The final minute of the game was absolute chaos, as the Warriors kept the Kings close but was never able to hit the shot to push them back in front, with Wiggins missing a wide-open look in the corner with 10 seconds to go that would’ve put Golden State up two.