Sources: Kings' De'Aaron Fox hopeful for G5 despite broken finger

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox fractured the very tip of his left index finger in Game 4, but there's still hope he will try to play in Game 5 against theGolden State Warriorson Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Kings in a news release on Monday night said X-ray imaging revealed an avulsion fracture. Fox is listed as doubtful for Game 5.

To play, Fox would need to play with a protective covering on the finger, sources said.

Fox, who is left-handed, has followed up a breakout season with a stellar postseason, averaging 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in his playoff debut. He scored 38 points in nearly 40 minutes in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

The inaugural Clutch Player of the Year, Fox leads the Kings in points and assists and is second in rebounds this postseason.

The series returns to Sacramento for Game 5 tied at 2-2.

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