Stephen Curry posted 30 points, and the defense started trembling after halftime. The Warriors took their first lead halfway through the third quarter to end up 117-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
Just 18 seconds into the game, Warrior’s Head coach Steve Kerr called a timeout when on a missed defensive assignment no backdoor assist came for DeMarcus Cousins.
Once the 3-pointers began to fall, the Warriors were on their way.
Kevin Durant made 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks, and Klay Thompson jolted 18 points. With their 17th consecutive victory after a defeat, the Warriors outstretched 124 regular-season matches in a row without enduring back-to-back losses.
Draymond Green posted ten assists in the game. Whereas, Zaza Pachulia scored 10 points. Moreover, it is his fourth straight game with double figures. One of the Awestruck moments was when Pachulia made a blind, backward over-the-head pass to Curry after he got the ball when Durant blocked a basket by Cousins.
Sacramento’s Rudy Gay posted 15 of his 23 points in the first quarter. Cousins made 17.
Furthermore, Golden State made 30 assists for the 26th time this season. Also, this game was Warriors 13th straight win against the Kings and seventh straight in Sacramento.
The Warriors came to life after halftime, starting the third quarter with a 19-7 burst and trouncing the Kings 39-22 in the period. Golden State wasn’t leading until Curry’s 3-pointer with 7:34 left in the third came crashing after Durant’s tried a three the previous possession. Curry scored five 3-pointers and has at least 30 points in three games in a row.
Gay shot 9 for 17 in his second game back after missing four consecutive games with a right hip flexor injury and 10 of 11. Cousins made 4 for 11.