Pax scored 38 points, ranking second on the all-time scoring list in a playoff debut.
The Sacramento Kings won 126-123 in a game against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Sacramento Golden 1 Center on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time). It was Sacramento who started the playoffs in a good mood with the victory of the game that day, after 17 years.
The first contributor to the victory was De’Aaron Pax (188cm, G). 바카라사이트He alone recorded his best playoff debut, tallying 38 points, 5 assists and 3 steals.
From the first quarter, the confrontation between the two teams was hot. However, the attacking methods of the two teams were completely opposite. Sacramento aimed at Golden State’s goal. However, he struggled with 3-point shooting. Still, the first quarter ended with Pax’s free throw scoring 0.4 seconds before the end of the quarter to tie the game.
Sacramento faced a crisis in the second quarter. Because he couldn’t control Jordan Pool (191cm, G). It gave the opponent an edge and took away the atmosphere. Pax scored 1:02 before the end of the quarter, but the half ended 55-61.
However, the atmosphere was brought through the 3rd quarter. During the process, Pax drove 14 points. In addition, Trey Lyles (206cm, F) made a surprise performance by scoring 10 points in 4 minutes. The game in the fourth quarter became more intense. It started 91-90, but Stephen Curry conceded and allowed a comeback.
But Sacramento did not give up easily. It was because there was a Pax that became hotter in the match. Pax broke the opponent’s flow by scoring at every crucial moment. Although the free throw success rate was disappointing, he scored a free throw and widened the score gap. In addition, Sacramento, who even scored a wedge from Malik Monk (191cm, G), won the game.
With 38 points, Pax became the all-time tied-second player to score the most points in a playoff debut. John Williamson, tied for second with Pax, posted 38 points against the Philadelphia 76ers in his 1978–1979 season for the New Jersey Nets. However, Williamson had already experienced the playoffs during his ABA days.
So, who is number 1? That is Luca Doncic (201cm, GF). Doncic met the LA Clippers in his playoff debut in the 2019-2020 season, his second year. At that time, Doncic bombed 42 points alone. However, Doncic lost the match and the record faded.