Behind the play of De’Aaron Fox, the Sacramento Kings were able to escape the Windy City with a win.
It was not pretty, but the Sacramento Kings were able to seal the win against the Chicago Bulls by a score of 108-89. With this win, it puts the Kings at a record of 14-12 while the Bulls fall to 6-22. Let us look at what happened during this contest.
The Kings started the game out strong with a 10-4 run, but the Bulls came charging back as they rode on the talents of Zach LaVine and Lauri Markenen which resulted in a 33-26 lead for Chicago once the first expired.
Once the second quarter came along, the Kings were able to get some momentum behind the play from their bench, specifically Marvin Bagley III. In the first half, Bagley was outstanding on the offensive end as he scored 12 points off 4-5 shooting. With his help, the Kings were able to keep the game close.
But once the Sacramento starters came back in, they executed poorly on offense whether it was taking bad shots or playing with low energy. This led Sacramento’s lethal offense to score just 45 points in the half as they trailed by 11 at halftime.
To begin the second half, the Kings continued to struggle on offense. Halfway through the third, it seemed like the purple and white were in for a long plane ride home, but suddenly, De’Aaron Fox arrived.
Two key defensive stops were made by the 20-year old which gave the Kings their offensive spark. This eventually led to the Kings’ offense to return back to form as they went on a route, outscoring the Bulls 36-18 in the quarter and taking a seven-point lead going into the fourth.
Once the final period began, it was all Kings. They took the firepower they had in the third and carried it over in the fourth as their offense remained hot. Not only that, but their defense was dialed in as they allowed the Bulls to score just 15 points in the quarter. Once triple zeros hit the clock, the Kings clinched themselves the 108-89 victory.
It Was De’Aaron Fox’s World Tonight
The Sacramento Kings were so close to returning back to their Kangz ways. Having the opportunity to win against an inferior opponent and blow it would have been demoralizing for this team.
But when Sacramento needed him the most, De’Aaron Fox showed up. It started on the defensive side of the ball as he was able to make consecutive stops which led to easy scores. With that, the energy of the team suddenly rose as the Kings executed much better on both ends going forward.
With the Kings needing one of their youngsters to become a star, Fox has stepped up to the plate. Throughout this year, he has been the leader of the offense and has made key plays when his team has had their backs to the wall. This might be the guy, Sacramento. The guy that finally leads the Sacramento Kings back to the playoffs.
Well, it is December and the Kings still have a winning record. They will look to improve it as they will host the Minnesota Timberwolves this upcoming Wednesday.