02/22 00:20 CST Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123
Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123
By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --- Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers,
and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento
Kings 125-123 on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven
blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first game
against his former team since signing with the Warriors this past offseason.
The Warriors led most of the fourth quarter behind Curry's 11 points. The
two-time MVP shot 12 of 23 overall and was 10 of 16 beyond the arc.
Golden State still had to hold on to avoid back-to-back losses.
Sacramento trailed 123-117 with 25.5 seconds remaining but closed within
125-123 following back-to-back 3s by Buddy Hield.
After Andre Iguodala missed a pair of free throws, the Kings had a chance to
tie but Hield shot an airball as time expired.
Golden State won all four games against Sacramento this season.
Marvin Bagley III had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings. Hield had 19
points and seven rebounds while De'Aaron Fox added 18 points and eight assists.
Sacramento got an early boost from Bagley and led by 11 early in the second
quarter. The second overall pick in the draft, Bagley had 10 points and four
rebounds in the first half and spent part of the time trying to defend Durant.
Golden State chipped away behind Curry and Durant, and Iguodala dunked off a
lob pass from Green.
The Kings pulled away again before Durant made a pair of big plays to close out
the third quarter. He drove around three Sacramento defenders for an emphatic
one-handed dunk then made a deep 3 with two-tenths of a second remaining to
pull Golden State within 91-89.
Kings: Corey Brewer scored the team's first eight points in the fourth quarter
in his first game with Sacramento. Brewer is on his second 10-day contract with
the club. ... Harrison Barnes had 13 points and seven rebounds. Barnes was
Golden State's first-round pick in 2012 and spent four seasons with the
Warriors: Five of Durant's blocks came against Bagley alone in the first half.
... Golden State is 10-0 when starting Curry, Thompson, Durant, Green and
Cousins. ... Shaun Livingston left the team to be with his wife for the birth
of their child.
Kings: Visit the Thunder on Saturday night.
Warriors: Host the Rockets on Saturday night.
More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports