In a thrilling overtime clash, De'Aaron Fox played a pivotal role, contributing five crucial points, leading the Sacramento Kings to a hard-fought 138-135 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Golden 1 Center.
Fox's late-game heroics included a key basket with 58.1 seconds remaining, securing the win for the Kings.
Despite Orlando's Paolo Banchero's career-best performance of 43 points, Domantas Sabonis' triple-double and Fox's clutch plays propelled Sacramento to success, placing them fifth in the competitive Western Conference standings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, currently leading the Western Conference, suffered their second consecutive defeat with a 117-106 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson's impressive 27-point performance for the Pelicans countered Anthony Edwards' 35 points for the Timberwolves, marking the hosts' first back-to-back losses this season.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder, positioned second in the West, saw their five-game winning streak snapped in a narrow 141-138 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
In another noteworthy result, the Houston Rockets secured a 112-101 victory over the struggling Brooklyn Nets, who extended their losing streak to five games.
The Dallas Mavericks, coming off a substantial defeat against the Utah Jazz, rebounded strongly, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 126-97. Luka Doncic was instrumental in the victory, delivering a stellar performance with a game-high 41 points.
Closing the roundup, the Indiana Pacers continued their impressive form with a fifth consecutive win, defeating the second-placed Milwaukee Bucks with a final score of 142-130.