The Sacramento Kings drew first blood in their first-round series against the defending champs Golden State Warriors after a hard-fought 126-123 victory over Stephen Curry and Co. De’Aaron Fox led the charge for the Kings as they finally put an end to a playoff curse that has stood for nearly two decades.

For the first time since 2006, the Kings have won a game in the postseason. They did so in style too, by taking down the mighty Warriors in a thrilling encounter that went down the wire:

Yes, you read that right. It has been 6,194 days since the Kings last won in the playoffs. The last time they tasted victory in the postseason was during the 2005-06 season, which also happened to be the last time this team made an appearance in the playoffs. For context, De’Aaron Fox was just eight years old at that point in time.

Speaking of Fox, the All-Star point guard was magnificent in his playoff debut. He went off for a game-high 38 points on 13-of-27 shooting, to go along with five assists, three steals, and four triples in 40 minutes of action. Kings fans could not have asked for a better postseason debut from their cornerstone stud, and there’s no denying that it was Fox’s strong play that delivered Sacramento to victory.

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Naturally, it was De’Aaron Fox who was given the honor of lighting the beam after the Kings’ Game 1 win. As expected, the home fans went wild as they celebrated this momentous victory:

This was an undeniably huge win for the Kings, but you can be sure that Curry and the Warriors are not panicking at all. They’ve been in this situation in the past, and the Dubs will definitely be ready for Game 2 on Monday.