After overtime, De’Aaron Fox and the Kings make a shot on the Wolves floor
One everywhere, ball in the center. Two days after their loss to the Wolves, the Kings responded by winning on the same floor in overtime (111-118).
Thus, De’Aaron Fox and his team solidify their 3rd place in the West, while the Wolves, who can invite themselves to the Top 4 if they win, drop spectacularly to 9th place due to the density of the conference.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
– A duel between two potential neo-All Stars. With five minutes to go, his team was still trailing by three points (90-93). So Anthony Edwards took charge with six straight points, including two finishes in the circle (96-93). De’Aaron Fox stepped up before Edwards answered him with a hyper-controversial fadeaway. Who will answer him again? The leader of the Kings this time with a 3-point shot is obvious (98-99). “Money time” in prime time led to this great battle between two young talents competing for the first pick in the All-Star game.
– Unilateral extension. The Wolves got overtime with a little bit of guts from Jaden McDaniels, who tied the game-winning field goal with 13 seconds left (103-103) after a potentially fatal layup, and De’Aaron Fox couldn’t answer. bell The locals’ efforts to get back on the scoresheet paid off as the visitors made a quick call to their far-flung address to escape with five extra minutes to spare. Malik Monk was decisive with his layups and Trey Lyles with his finishes. So Sacramento won the expansion pretty easily (8-15).
– The clumsiness of worms. Between Rudy Gobert’s bad pass or Anthony Edwards’ bad pass, both of which were intercepted by Malik Monk in the final two minutes of overtime, the Wolves suffered from their clumsiness. They lost 18 balls, while their opponents had the best performance of the year with 15 interceptions. In addition to these “turnovers”, we note that Minnesota players made 13/25 free throws, mainly due to the 6/14 of the Gobert – Edwards tandem.
✅ De’Aaron Fox. Our little finger tells us he wanted to point at the Wolves’ back, as the Kings’ leader hasn’t fired that much in one game this season. More focused on ‘scoring’ than creating, ‘money time’ was decisive before pulling back in extra time.
✅ ⛔ Anthony Edwards. A solid game for him, too, but marred by clumsiness from distance (4/11), free throws (1/4) and with the ball in hand (6 turnovers). Above all, in overtime, rather than attacking the rim against a dedicated turnover defense, he was content to shoot 3-pointers with average success (1/3).
✅ Trey Lyles and Malik Monk. The first behaved like a real X-factor. Unseen in all of regulation time, he capitalized on six fouls by Domantas Sabonis to draw a first-time penalty in the corner in front of Rudy Gobert, much to the chagrin of the referees. begins to dribble and finishes in a dunk in front of the latter. His 8 points during this period, Monk’s activity, made a difference as the originator of fixations for the interior and the author of important grips.
⛔ D’Angelo Russell. Suya sent three long shots wide of the mark one night, especially in overtime. His short outing contrasts with his brilliant previous match.
Wolves (27-26) : Warriors welcome Wednesday.
Kings (28-21) : Visit San Antonio on Wednesday.