Fox's historic 30-point game streak earns MVP nod from teammate


While De’Aaron Fox was enjoying his first weekend as an NBA All-Star, all he could think about was getting back to action with the Kings

And he hasn’t disappointed. 

His recent efforts aren't being taken lightly by his teammates, either. They know the recognition is long overdue. Fox has been putting in the work, and it has paid off big time for the Kings this season. 

Kings center Richaun Holmes perfectly summed up Fox's season. 

In Sacramento’s 124-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Fox dropped 33 points on 57.9 percent shooting from the field, dished out eight assists, picked up three boards and had two steals in just under 37 minutes.  

It’s his seventh consecutive game scoring at least 30 points, the longest 30-point streak in franchise history since the team moved to Sacramento in 1985. 

Over the seven-game streak, Fox is averaging 34.4 points while shooting an impressive 57.9 percent from the field and an incredible 66 percent on 2-point attempts. 

Just three other Kings players -- Hall of Famers Tiny Archibald, Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman -- had 30-point streaks of seven games or more when the franchise was in Kansas City and Cincinnati.

Talk about elite company.

While records are being broken and history is being made in Sactown, one ultimate goal remains: Get to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2006. 

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The Kings (35-25) are on the right path, sitting third in the loaded Western Conference for the sixth consecutive week. They're undefeated since the All-Star break and finally are turning the heads of their NBA peers. 

It's on the team's mind, and it's certainly on Fox's mind as he pushes to extend the streak and lead his squad during the final stretch of the regular season.