Sacramento Kings Wednesday game wrap: Kings blown out by Warriors, win streak snapped 109-86

February 15, 2017

NBA, Sacramento Kings

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) argues with a referee after a technical foul against the Sacramento Kings in the first half of an NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Green would be ejected for a second technical foul. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

By: Eric He

The Sacramento Kings entered halftime ahead 50-47 on the Warriors. By the time the third quarter ended, they were trailing 89-65,“It was a terrible first half for us all the way around and it obviously didn’t help that we were coming out without Draymond,” said Stephen Curry who scored 13 points and was doubled teamed at times to help control is point total.

The Kings were blitzed by the NBA’s best team on the road on Wednesday night in a 109-86 defeat. The Warriors outscored the Kings 42-15 in the third, where Klay Thompson scored ten of his game-high 35 points.“But we didn’t want to go into the break with anything but a win and we needed to find energy and respond.” said Curry

Sacramento was led by Matt Barnes’ 15 points, but the Kings only got 13 points from DeMarcus Cousins. Five players did finish in double figures, though, as the Kings actually started strong in the first half.

They hung tight after the Warriors jumped out to a 21-12 lead, coming back to take an advantage into halftime.

But bolstered by an ejection to Draymond Green — who became upset after a foul call — the Warriors stormed back for an easy win. The Warriors Patrick McCaw filled the bill although scoring only four points he was crucial on defense said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, “McCaw was amazing,” said coach Steve Kerr. “He had a ton of deflections, he was all over the place and just seemed to be in the middle of every play defensively. Even if his offensive numbers don’t show it, he had a huge impact on that game.”

“We knew it would happen,” Cousins told reporters. “It was all downhill from there. We just don’t respond well to that, that last hit.”

The Kings entered the game winners of four straight, but ran into a Warriors squad that was just too much to handle.

They hit the All-Star break with a 24-33 record, on the outskirts of the Western Conference playoff picture behind the Nuggets. They will face Denver in their first game back from the break at home on the 23rd.


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