Sacramento Kings game wrap: Kings can’t hold on lose to Warriors 117-113

It seemed like the Sacramento Kings were chasing Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) all night as Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton was on Sun Apr 25, 2021 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Sunday night. After last playing on Wednesday, the Kings took the floor again the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The Kings fell to the Warriors 117-113 on Sunday night. 

Flashback Wednesday: The Kings took on the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game on Wednesday night. The Kings played well and managed to keep a better than on paper team at bay. The standings would suggest the Timberwolves to be one of the worst teams in the NBA. However, the Kings saw first hand what they can accomplish with all their players healthy. The Kings managed to come out with a narrow win 128-125 on Wednesday night.

Sunday recap: The Kings were set to take on the Golden State Warriors on Sunday at 7 PM PST in San Francisco. 

In the first half, the Kings and Warriors went back and forth. The Kings out scored the Warriors 39-32 in the first quarter as neither team decided to play any defense early on. In the second quarter, the script was flipped. The Warriors outscored the Kings 31-26 but held the lead going into halftime 65-63. The Kings would look to keep the team a live them in the standings at bay in the second half. 

In the second half, both teams played well. However, the Warriors managed to outplay the Kings. In the third quarter, the Warriors outscored the Kings 31-27 to take a 94-92 lead into the final quarter. The Kings weren’t able to respond in the last quarter. The fourth quarter saw the Kings be out scored 22-21 as the Warriors beat the Kings 117-113 at home. Leading the way for the Kings in defeat was Buddy Hield with 25 points as Steph Curry led the way for the Warriors with 37 points. 

The Kings will look to get back on track in their next game. 

Up Next: The Kings will face the Dallas Mavericks at home on Monday at 7 PM PST. 

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