Instant Analysis: Fox delivers in the clutch to give Kings second straight win
Kings hold off Sixers' young guns
SACRAMENTO -- Trust the process. It’s not just a tagline, but a way of life for both the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers. The two young teams battled Thursday night at Golden 1 Center and it was the youngest of the lot who came away with the biggest shot.
With the game on the line, De’Aaron Fox drilled a jumper to give Sacramento the lead. With Willie Cauley-Stein draped all over him, Joel Embiid missed a shot at the buzzer, giving the Kings the 109-108 win and their second straight victory.
Everyone passes, everyone scores. Seven players scored eight points or more for Sacramento, but nine players dished out at least one assist as the Kings went for a season-high 29 dimes as a team. The game becomes a whole lot easier when you play it the right way.
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Rookie Justin Jackson continues to impress. Dave Joerger showed a lot of faith in the North Carolina product, trusting him to slow point guard Ben Simmons for long stretches. He attacked the rim with his floater and knocked 2-of-4 from behind the arc for career-best 19 points.
This game went down to the wire. Garrett Temple cut the Sixers lead to one with a 3-ball in the final minute. After a defensive stop, the Kings had a shot to take the lead in the final seconds and Fox delivered the dagger.
Vince Carter missed the game with kidney stones. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
The Kings hit the road for another three-game trip beginning Saturday in New York against the Knicks. Following the game at the Garden, Sacramento makes an appearance in Washington to play the Wizards and then finish the swing Wednesday against the Hawks.