On Wednesday night, the Kings will attempt to reclaim the lead they lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs against the Warriors. But they may have to do it without their All-Star point guard. T
According to an announcement made by the Kings on Monday, this is due to the fact that De’Aaron Fox suffered an avulsion fracture of the index finger in his left shooting hand during Sunday’s defeat at Chase Center in Game 4.
The Kings have announced that Fox will be given a “doubtful” status regarding his participation in Game 5 at the Golden 1 Center.
There is yet some glimmer of optimism, though. NBA Online Betting PH stated on Monday, citing anonymous sources, that “there’s still optimism” the guard may attempt to play on Wednesday.
Wojnarowski said that if Fox plays, he will be required to put a protective covering on his broken finger, located at “the very tip.”
The injury to Fox occurred in the fourth quarter of Sacramento’s defeat to Golden State in Game 4, which Sacramento ultimately lost. Anthony Slater of The Athletic was the one to identify the play in which the incident may have taken place.
If it was when the injury happened, Fox continued to play through it and scored seven points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 28.1 seconds remaining to put the Kings within one point, and added two rebounds despite fracturing finger. He also had a steal.
All-Star center for the Kings During December, Domantas Sabonis had an avulsion fracture on his right thumb. Since then, he has always played with a bandage covering his right hand.
Fox finished with a game-high 38 points while playing just under 40 minutes for Sacramento on Sunday in a game they lost by one point. He shot 14-of-31 from the field and 4-of-11 from beyond the arc, giving him 38 points. In addition to that, he contributed nine boards, five assists, and one steal.