Kings’ Fox declares he’s ’99 to 100% playing’ Game 5 vs. the Warriors despite breaking finger

De’Aaron Fox states that he plays ’99 to 100%’ Sacramento Kings’ Game 5 vs. the Warriors despite breaking his finger in Game 4 loss: ‘No ifs, ands or buts’

Kings star De’Aaron Fox plans to play in Sacramento’s crucial Game 5 against the Warriors despite breaking his finger, he told reporters Tuesday.

Fox broke the index finger of his left shooting hand midway through the fourth quarter of Game 4, where Golden State secured a 126–125 win at home to tie the series.

But despite initially being marked as doubtful to play in the next game, the All-Star will apparently try to work through the pain for his team.

The guard said Monday after practice that he would “most likely” play in Game 5.

β€œFor me now it’s just the [pain] fingertip tolerance and making sure I can shoot the ball,” he said.

De’Aaron Fox said on Tuesday that he plans to play in the Kings’ Game 5 vs. the Warriors

“I play 99 to 100 percent,” he added per Fox40’s Sean Cunningham. “No ifs, ands or buts.”

Fox snapped shots with a splint on his finger on Tuesday, but the results weren’t great as he went 1-of-6 from three-point range in one clip.

The former Kentucky guard thrived in his first-ever playoff series, averaging 31.5 points, 7.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in the first four games.

Fox also became the first winner of the NBA’s Clutch Player of the Year award last week.

Momentum has shifted in the Kings-Warriors series after Sacramento successfully defended their home court to go 2-0.

The Warriors won Game 3 114-97 before also winning Game 4, essentially setting up a best-of-3 series the rest of the way.

After finishing as the No. 3 seed in the West, the Kings entered the postseason for the first time since 2006 as Golden State looks to defend the title they won last season.

Fox was in great form in the series prior to the injury, averaging 31.5 points per game

Fox was in great form in the series prior to the injury, averaging 31.5 points per game