Former Husky Isaiah Thomas had 31 points and seven assists, DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and the Sacramento Kings put another dent in...
OAKLAND, Calif. — Former Husky Isaiah Thomas had 31 points and seven assists, DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and the Sacramento Kings put another dent in Golden State’s playoff chase by beating the Warriors 105-98 on Wednesday night.
Marcus Thornton scored 13 points off the bench and helped harass Stephen Curry to send Sacramento to its first road win against a team with a winning record all season. The Kings entered the game an NBA-worst 6-30 on the road.
Sacramento won the season series 3-1.
David Lee had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Curry finished with 17 points and 12 assists on a difficult shooting night for the Warriors point guard. Golden State (41-32) missed an opportunity to build its lead on seventh-place Houston (39-32), which remains a game back after losing 100-91 to Indiana.
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While playoff positioning is paramount for the Warriors, Sacramento sure seemed more energized for the latest — and perhaps last — edition of the Northern California rivalry. The NBA is deciding between a bid from a group that wants to buy and relocate the Kings to Seattle and a counteroffer from a Sacramento group.
After going down 13 points at the start of the fourth quarter, Golden State tried to rally late behind a 26th straight sellout crowd announced at 19,596.
Harrison Barnes stole Patrick Patterson’s pass and finished a layup on the other end to slice Sacramento’s lead to 93-88 with a little more than three minutes to play. The Warriors just had no answer for the Kings on defense, often mixing up assignments — or forgetting them altogether.
KINGS 105, WARRIORS 98
Percentages: FG .456, FT .571. Three-point goals: 11-28, .393 (Thomas 7-12, Douglas 1-1, Salmons 1-3, Evans 1-4, Thornton 1-7, Patterson 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Team turnovers: 15 (15 PTS). Blocked shots: 1 (J.Thompson). Turnovers: 15 (Cousins 5, Thomas 3, Douglas 2, Patterson 2, Evans, J.Thompson, Thornton). Steals: 6 (Cousins 2, Evans, Patterson, Thomas, J.Thompson). Technical fouls: Defensive three second, 7:58 second.
Percentages: FG .456, FT .846. Three-point goals: 5-24, .208 (Curry 2-9, Barnes 1-2, Jack 1-3, K.Thompson 1-8, Bazemore 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Team turnovers: 14 (11 PTS). Blocked shots: 4 (Bogut 4). Turnovers: 14 (Lee 6, Curry 3, K.Thompson 2, Barnes, Bazemore, Bogut). Steals: 9 (Curry 4, Barnes 2, Bogut, Landry, Lee). Technical fouls: None.
|Sacramento||24||23||30||28 — 105|
|Golden State||27||17||22||32 — 98|
Attendance: 19,596 (19,596). Time: 2:13. Officials: Marc Davis, Derrick Collins, Kevin Scott.