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Tragedy Strikes Sacramento Kings Game: Fan Dies During Tournament Quarterfinal

The Sacramento Kings are in mourning. While the California franchise was playing its quarterfinal of the In-Season Tournament, the new competition established by the NBA since this season, against the New Orleans Pelicans this Monday evening, a fan suffered a medical emergency during the first quarter at the Golden 1 Center.

According to a press release from the Kings, cited by ESPN, “the paramedics immediately intervened and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Unfortunately, these efforts were in vain and the spectator died.” According to Fox 40, it is a man in his thirties who was declared dead after 20 minutes of resuscitation attempts.

Kings defeated

According to winger Keegan Murray, the players only learned the news at the end of the match, lost at home to Zion Williamson’s team. The Pelicans overcame an ugly start to the match (32-17) before gradually extinguishing Sacramento and its fiery crowd. New Orleans took the lead at the start of the 2nd quarter and never let it go, thanks in particular to 30 points from Brandon Ingram.
A triple-double from Domantas Sabonis (26 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) was not enough for the Kings, clumsy (34% from far) like their leader De’Aaron Fox, author of 30 points but with a low success percentage (40% shooting, 14% from distance, 69% free throws). The Pelicans are now waiting for the duel between LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant’s Phoenix Suns to find out their opponent during the semi-final of the tournament organized in Las Vegas.

Original article published on RMC Sport

2023-12-05 10:16:56
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