On a Saturday full of significant sporting events, nobody expected a regular-season NBA game between the rebuilding Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic to be one of the most exciting games of the day. But it absolutely was, and an incredible shot for the win capped off the highly entertaining game.
Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox nailed a buzzer-beating three from the half-court logo in Orlando to take down the Magic 126-123 in overtime. The Magic had just scored off a Kings’ turnover to tie the game with 6.3 seconds left before Fox sank the incredible shot.
Here’s how it looked and sounded on the Sacramento and Orlando broadcasts:
DE’AARON FOX FOR THE KINGS’ OT WIN! 🏀🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/dMLtONwHgl
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 5, 2022
DE'AARON FOX CALLED GAME IN OT 🦊🎯 pic.twitter.com/f36gpENbee
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 5, 2022
The game-winning shot accounted for three of the game-high 37 points Fox scored on the night.
The story of the game could’ve easily been Magic rookie Paolo Banchero scoring 33 points and 15 rebounds, but Fox stole the spotlight with his ridiculous buzzer-beater. It’s a great example of why the Kings signed Fox to a max contract (with the potential to be bumped to a supermax deal) in 2020. He’s a true star and one of the most underrated players in the NBA.
Here’s a peek at how the NBA world is reacting to Fox’s amazing buzzer-beater for the Sacramento win:
De’Aaron Fox tonight:
Game winner. pic.twitter.com/fU2TsvG5sI
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 5, 2022
The rollercoaster of emotions that you can feel over just 15 seconds. What a shot by De'Aaron Fox.
The knee looks just fine.
37 PTS (season-high)
— Frankie Cartoscelli (@FCartoscelli3) November 5, 2022
De'Aaron Fox should've never been in a position to have to hit that game winner. Kings totally blew it.
But superstars bail their teams out. Fox is a superstar.
— Matt George (@MattGeorgeSAC) November 5, 2022
JUST HOW THEY DREW IT UP.
— Deuce Mason (@DeuceMason) November 5, 2022
De’Aaron Fox has gone to another level this year. If he sustains it he’s an all-star hands down.
The offense was always there, but he’s a leader. The team is feeding off him. His defense has stepped up.
Zero complaints. Go Fox go https://t.co/4SThAZbf65
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) November 6, 2022
De’Aaron Fox in full games this season:
33 points, 7 boards, 7 assists
36 points, 5 boards, 4 assists
26 points, 5 boards, 10 assists
27 points, 6 boards, 2 assists
17 points, 13 boards, 5 assists
37 points, 5 boards, 3 assists
— SactownBabyGiraffe (@TimMaxwell22) November 5, 2022
De'Aaron Fox: pic.twitter.com/kwkcUrpGZG
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) November 5, 2022
[Photo Credit: NBC Sports California]