De'Aaron Fox flushes home putback dunk in Warriors-Kings

Kings guard De'Aaron Fox dunks the ball over Golden State's Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

With the Sacramento Kings taking on the visiting Golden State Warriors in Tuesday's NBA play-in tournament game, De'Aaron Fox chose a right time to show off his hops.

Early in the first quarter, after teammate Harrison Barnes' layup bounced off the rim, Fox skied toward the basket for a putback slam past Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The dunk put the Kings up three points with just over eight minutes remaining in the quarter. Fox had eight points in the opening 12 minutes.

The winner between the Kings and the Warriors will face the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday in a battle for the Western Conference's No. 8 seed and the right to face the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.

Fox and Sacramento split the regular-season series 2-2 with Golden State.