Kings' De'Aaron Fox fractures finger, doubtful for Game 5 against Warriors, sources tell ESPN

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox could miss game 5 of the NBA Playoffs after he reportedly fractured the very tip of his left index finger, sources tell ESPN.

The injury happened during Sunday's game 4 between the Kings and the Golden State Warriors.

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Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) during Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs in San Francisco, Sunday, April 23, 2023.
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Reports say there is still hope Fox will play Game 5 but would need to play with a protective covering on the finger, according to a tweet by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Fox 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, ESPN reports. He scored 38 points in nearly 40 minutes in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

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Dub Nation is celebrating today's down-to-the-wire win over the Kings. Many fans who were watching were truly on the edge of their seats.

The Warriors and the Kings are tied in the series at 2-2.

Game 5 will be at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento at 7 p.m.

ESPN contributed to this report