The Sacramento Kings put up a fight against the Los Angeles Clippers, in a come-back win against them on a historic night. Despite being the second-best for the majority of the game De’Aaron Fox and company didn’t give up. The game saw a double OT to decide the winner, and it did pay off the Kings who showed resilience. With the Clippers acquiring point guard Russell Westbrook making his debut, the Kings didn’t let it bother them, especially Fox.
Both teams came into the game in a back-to-back fixture, the Kings lasted the longest. Both teams had tough games, especially the Clippers who played the Phoenix Suns. Nonetheless, Kawhi put up a 44-point performance to help the Clippers stay ahead in the game. Paul George put up a decent performance, but the Kings didn’t let him get the best of them. However, Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox were the standout performers for the Kings.
“I don’t give a f*** who’s over there.” – De’Aaron Fox when asked about Russell Westbrook joining the Clipperspic.twitter.com/nHK4JVRwyq
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In the post-game interview beside Monk, Fox had a few words on the Clippers acquiring Russell Westbrook. “I don’t give a f*ck who’s over there, it doesn’t matter. You see the league, the talent in this league, there are a lot of talented teams. Obviously, he added talent to this team but we come in and we worry about us.” said, Fox.
Monk after the game had some words after his career-high performance. “Man, they’re always doubting us and I don’t like that,” said, Monk. “So I kind of took that personally on myself to come out here and just play hard and I think my teammates follow right behind me and so it was a great win.”
Many have doubted the Kings to be title contenders this season. After last night’s performance, they continue to keep proving the naysayers wrong, after the win against the Clippers 176-175.
De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk put up a masterclass against the Los Angeles Clippers
Fox and Monk kept the Kings in the game, if it weren’t for them the Clippers would’ve run away with it. However, Monk had other ideas after people doubted their abilities to be in title contention. Monk put up a career-high of 45 points, complimented with 6 assists and 2 rebounds. The Clippers had a better 3-point percentage, but that’s because the Kings involved everyone to get the buckets.
The Kings are the 3rd best team in the Western Conference, with a record of 34-25. The Clippers stay 5th in the West and have room to improve with the addition of Westbrook. There is a separation between the two, however, if the Kings look to go deep in the playoffs, they will need to better their defensive game. After last night’s performance, the Kings can rely on Monk and Fox to get buckets.