De’Aaron Fox posted 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while making 12 of 21 field-goal attempts and 5 of 9 from 3-point range, but he also committed eight of his team’s 16 turnovers. That was too much to overcome against the Blazers, who outscored the Kings 16-4 over the final 4:36 and squandered a late lead in a 115-108 loss to the Blazers.
De’Aaron Fox did all he could to will his squad to victory, posting a spectacular line in the loss. The Kings were slightly favored at home, but Sacramento’s game plan didn’t seem to account for Jerami Grant, and Fox had his hands full opposite Damian Lillard as well.
Fox became the sixth player in the Sacramento era to score 30 points or more in a season opener, according to the team’s communications staff. Fox became just the fourth player in franchise history to post at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists in a season opener. He was the first to accomplish that feat since Oscar Robertson, who had 37 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-99 win over the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 15, 1966. Blazers coach Chauncey Billups praised Fox for his performance.