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De’Aaron Fox has established the clutch gene for the Sacramento Kings

(Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee)

(Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee)

The Sacramento Kings are terrible, but former Wildcat De’Aaron Fox has established himself as the go-to man with the game on the line this season.

Last night, Fox added yet another clutch bucket to his resume, hitting a floater at the buzzer to send the game to overtime against the Brooklyn Nets.

Here’s the impressive shot:

The Kings would go on to pull off the victory in OT 116-111. Fox finished the game with 21 points on 10-17 shooting, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, and three blocks in Sacramento’s big win.

On the year, Fox has hit four go-ahead or game-tying buckets in crunch time, single-handedly willing his team to victory.

When asked about the clutch performances, and specifically, his performance last night, Fox couldn’t help but give credit to two of his Wildcat teammates.

“Game on the line, period,” Fox said of his clutch bucket. “The ball doesn’t have to be in my hand, we can be on defense, it doesn’t matter. I just feel like everybody likes playing in those clutch moments.”

In fact, Fox’s big bucket came on a shot we came to love in his time at Kentucky. After the game, the former Wildcat said the floater was one of his go-to’s in college, and he’s trying to work it into his game in the NBA, as well.

“This year I’m trying to pull up more or just get to the basket, that’s the way the NBA is,” Fox said. “Tonight they just played back. I’m a rookie so I’m not worried about getting calls, instead of just throwing my body in there, stop and shoot the floater. I’ve always been able to do it right hand, left hand.”

Here are Fox’s entire comments following the big victory:


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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