Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has fractured his left index finger, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Fox’s status for Game 5 is up in the air as Charania expects the Kings to list him as doubtful.
Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox has suffered a fractured index finger in his left shooting hand, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Fox is expected to be listed doubtful to play in Game 5 vs. Warriors.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 24, 2023
De’Aaron Fox Suffered An Injury In Game 4
The injury to Fox’s finger in his left shooting hand is believed to have suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Sunday. Fox played through the injury and finished the game with 38 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.
However, the Kings lost Game 4 to the Warriors 126-125 after Harrison Barnes missed a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Steph Curry finished the game with 32 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Klay Thompson finished with 26 points and Jordan Poole chipped in 22 points.
The series is now tied at 2-2 as it heads back to Sacramento for Game 5.
De’Aaron Fox In The Middle Of A Terrific Season
Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox is the recipient of the Jerry West Trophy as the 2022-23 Kia NBA Clutch Player of the Year.
Full voting results and award history:https://t.co/48al01PN3n pic.twitter.com/blRRodHL9w
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 18, 2023
Fox is one of the biggest reasons behind the Kings’ turnaround. Fox averaged 25.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.1 assists on his way to winning the inaugural winner of the NBA’s Kia Clutch Player of the Year Award.
Fox has not missed a beat during the postseason, averaging 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists through the first four games.
Fox helped aid the Kings make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, ending the longest playoff drought in NBA history.
Game 5 is set for Wednesday, April 26, at 10:00 p.m. ET.