OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 issues, hitting 10 Three-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a busy end to overcome the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night time.
Kevin Durant added 28 issues, 9 rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 issues and 10 rebounds in his first sport in opposition to his former group since signing with the Warriors this previous offseason.
The Warriors led lots of the fourth quarter in the back of Curry’s 11 issues. The 2-time MVP shot 12 of 23 general and was once 10 of 16 past the arc.
Golden State nonetheless needed to grasp directly to steer clear of back-to-back losses.
Sacramento trailed 123-117 with 25.five seconds closing however closed inside 125-123 following back-to-back 3s by means of Friend Hield.
After Andre Iguodala ignored a couple of loose throws, the Kings had a possibility to tie however Hield shot an airball as time expired.
Golden State gained all 4 video games in opposition to Sacramento this season.
Marvin Bagley III had 28 issues and 14 rebounds for the Kings. Hield had 19 issues and 7 rebounds whilst De’Aaron Fox added 18 issues and 8 assists.
Sacramento were given an early spice up from Bagley and led by means of 11 early in the second one quarter. The second one general select within the draft, Bagley had 10 issues and 4 rebounds within the first part and spent a part of the time seeking to shield Durant.
Golden State chipped away in the back of Curry and Durant, and Iguodala dunked off a lob go from Inexperienced.
The Kings pulled away once more earlier than Durant made a couple of giant performs to near out the 3rd quarter. He drove round 3 Sacramento defenders for an emphatic one-handed dunk then made a deep Three with two-tenths of a 2d closing to tug Golden State inside 91-89.
Kings: Corey Brewer scored the group’s first 8 issues within the fourth quarter in his first sport with Sacramento. Brewer is on his 2d 10-day contract with the membership. … Harrison Barnes had 13 issues and 7 rebounds. Barnes was once Golden State’s first-round select in 2012 and spent 4 seasons with the Warriiors.
Warriors: 5 of Durant’s blocks got here in opposition to Bagley by myself within the first part. … Golden State is 10-Zero when beginning Curry, Thompson, Durant, Inexperienced and Cousins. … Shaun Livingston left the group to be along with his spouse for the start in their kid.
Kings: Seek advice from the Thunder on Saturday night time.
Warriors: Host the Rockets on Saturday night time.
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