Video: Kings Rookie De’Aaron Fox hits first career game-winner vs. Sixers
Fox notched his first-ever game-winner as a pro on Thursday to lift the Kings to a 109-98 victory at home over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings were trailing Philadelphia by just a point before Fox took matters into his own hands and drained a 19-foot jumper over the outstretched arms of Philly forward Robert Covington.
De'Aaron Fox wins it for SAC 109-108 to snap @sixers 5 game win streak.
Embiid: 22 PTS, 15 REB. pic.twitter.com/BZw3XCDkhb
— NBA (@NBA) November 10, 2017
There were 13.4 seconds left on the game clock after Fox made the shot, but the 76ers failed to capitalize on it with Sixers big man Joel Embiid missing the contest’s final attempt from the free throw line.
Fox finished the game with 11 points and seven assists. He’s not only Kings rookie who had a good game, however, as former Tar Heel Justin Jackson came off the bench and fired 19 points.
Fox, who was the Kings’ first-round pick out of Kentucky in this year’s NBA Draft, is averaging 12.4 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds through his first 11 games in the NBA.
As for the Kings, they improve to 3-8 and will have a day of rest before heading east for a game against the New York Knicks this Saturday.