SACRAMENTO -- Rookie down. The Sacramento Kings fell to the Los Angeles Lakers by a final of 75-69 on Sunday, but that wasn't the only bit of bad news. On a take to the hoop in the second quarter, rookie point guard De'Aaron Fox was knocked off-balance by big man Julius Randle and landed squarely on his backside.
Fox, 19, left the game momentarily. He returned to the Kings' bench with ice strapped to his back, before making a brief appearance to end the half. After dunking over two Lakers in the waning moments of the second quarter, he walked to the locker room holding his back as the horn for intermission sounded.
According to the team, x-rays were negative and Fox has been diagnosed with a lower back bruise. He will sit out Monday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center and is listed as day-to-day moving forward.
For tonight's game vs. Portland:
De'Aaron Fox (lower back contusion) -- OUT
Harry Giles (Bi lateral knee rehabilitation) -- OUT