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WATCH: De’Aaron Fox Makes Improbable Play to Force Overtime

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De’Aaron Fox did something last night that many have tried, yet almost all have failed.

The former Kentucky point guard was sent to the free throw line to shoot one shot with 4.7 seconds left to play. Here’s where it gets weird — the Kings trailed by two. Fox could’ve made the shot to make it a one-point game.  Instead of extending the game by sending the T-Wolves to the free throw line, he took matters into his own hands.

Fox intentionally missed the free throw, secured his own rebound and made a game-tying layup to send the game into overtime.

“WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!”

Fox’s put-back capped off an incredible comeback from 27 points down with 15 minutes to play. The former Wildcat finished with 22 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds, while Buddy Hield dropped 42 to lead the Kings to a 133-129 overtime win on the road.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for WATCH: De’Aaron Fox Makes Improbable Play to Force Overtime



  1. Tipa
    11:38 am January 28, 2020 Permalink

    Illegal play that never gets called. The shooter cannot enter the box until the ball hits the rim.

    With that said, what was #1 on the Timberwolves doing? Somone’s gotta box out the shooter, and you can’t be asleep with 4 seconds left in the game.



    • King hodon
      12:05 pm January 28, 2020 Permalink

      Not so sure illegal- foot cannot touch lane before the ball hits rim. Replay inconclusive

      Your right about the blockout.



  2. runningunnin.454
    1:34 pm January 28, 2020 Permalink

    They should give him an assist, too; yeah yeah I know…rules.



  3. CrystalBall
    5:08 pm January 28, 2020 Permalink

    Similar to the play by Allen Houston to beat Ky at Tenn. Stepped over the foul line as he released the ball. No whistle.