Golden State Warriors Saturday game wrap: The Sacramento Kings beat the Warriors in overtime 109-106

February 4, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala scramble after the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings won in overtime 109-106. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Sacramento-As the song says “it was just one of those nights.” The Sacramento Kings beat the Dubs 109-106 in overtime. The Kings snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Warriors with the win. The Dubs had not lost to the Kings in the last four years. The Kings, led by DeMarcus Cousins, shut down the vaunted Warrior offense. Kevin Durant, who was terrific on defense, was not able to get his game going and was held to just 10 points in the game. The Kings double-teamed him all night, and he could not buy a bucket. He missed from three-point range, he missed from mid-range, and when he was able to drive the lane, he was fouled. Steph Curry had a good night until late in the overtime period.With the score 107-106, Steph missed a layup.The Kings scored to lead 109-106. Steph missed a three-point shot that would have tied the game. The Dubs were cooked, and they fell to Sacramento.

The game was a thriller from start to finish. The Warriors led 31-27 at the end of the first quarter. The Kings came back, and the lead changed several times. The Warriors led 56-53 near the end of the second quarter, but the Kings were able to tie at the buzzer. The score was 56 all after 2 periods of play. The Warriors’ Draymond Green, who missed a game with a shoulder contusion, left the game late in the second quarter. Draymond landed awkwardly on the court, grasping his knee. He was helped off the court and went to the locker room.The fear was that Draymond might have had a serious knee injury and could be lost to the team. Those fears were not realized as Draymond returned early in the third quarter.

The Kings started the third quarter on an 8-0 run. The Dubs responded with a 7-0 run to get back in the game. The Kings were leading 74-73 when the Warriors were hit with a double technical. The Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr went ballistic when KD was mugged by three Sacramento players, and no foul was called. Draymond picked a technical for objecting, and Kerr was ejected for his extremely salty language aimed at the referees. Assistant coach Mike Brown took over the coaching reins. The teams ended the third quarter tied at 82. In the fourth quarter, both teams played excellent defense. The Dubs scored just 16 points, and they held the Kings to 16, and the game ended tied at 98. Steph missed a three with 15.8 seconds left and the game went to overtime. In the overtime period, the Kings scored the first 7 points of the period. The Dubs clawed their way back were not able to either tie the game or take the lead. Steph missed the layup and Draymond missed a three three as time expired.

Game Notes and stats- The Warriors record drops to 43-8 while Sacramento improves to 20-31. Steph led the Dubs with 30, and Klay added 26. Draymond Green scored 13 with 6 assists, 8 rebounds, and one block. KD had 10, but he had 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Shaun Livingston, returning after missing 2 games with a back strain, led the bench with 8 points. DeMarcus Cousins was a force for the Kings with 28 points,9 assists, 12 rebounds and a block. Former Warrior. Matt Barnes scored 11, and he had 3 blocks. Willy Cauley-Stein had a big night for the Kings with 14 points and 4 boards. Anthony Tolliver added 11, Darren Collison 16, and Ben McLemore 10.

The Dubs shot just 41.4% from the floor while the Kings shot 49% The Kings outrebounded the Warriors 46-40. The Warriors had 10 steals and 10 blocks in the game.

The Warriors return home to face the Chicago Bulls Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Game time is at 7:30 pm.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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