De’Aaron Fox led the Sacramento Kings (9-6) to a commanding 124-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-4), preventing the Wolves from securing a spot in the NBA In-Season Tournament quarterfinals.

Fox’s spectacular display included 36 points and 12 assists, propelling the Kings to a 3-0 record in Group C of the Western Conference.

Malik Monk and Domantas Sabonis contributed significantly with 17 and 15 points, respectively, as the Kings rebounded strongly from two consecutive losses.

Despite Anthony Edwards’ 35 points and Karl-Anthony Towns’ 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, the Kings dominated the third quarter, limiting Minnesota to 15 points on 5-for-20 shooting.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s 3-pointer briefly narrowed the gap, but the Timberwolves couldn’t muster enough deep shots down the stretch.

Sacramento’s exceptional 3-point shooting, hitting 17 of 35 attempts at a season-best 48.6%, played a pivotal role in their victory.

With this victory, the Kings set the stage for a crucial final group game against Golden State, aiming to secure the top spot in Group C.