National Basketball Association
<    July    >
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
                === Warriors edge Kings in thrilling finish ===
 Sacramento,  CA (  - The Splash Brothers were in full effect
 Sunday night in Sacramento.
 Stephen  Curry poured  in 36 points with 10 assists, fellow sharp-shooter Klay
 Thompson  added  28 points on  a career-high  eight 3-pointers, and the Golden
 State  Warriors ended  a seesaw  fourth quarter  with a  115-113 win  over the
 Sacramento Kings.
 "I  got  a great backcourt,"  said Golden State  head coach Mark Jackson. "Two
 guys  that can light up the scoreboard. They have developed into a really good
 defensive tandem."
 Andrew  Bogut  finished with six points,  12 rebounds and three blocks, but no
 block  was  bigger than his last.  After Curry hit  two free throws to put the
 Warriors  up two with  8.6 seconds left, Isaiah Thomas drove the length of the
 floor and Bogut came to help Thompson.
 Help  is  exactly what the  Australian did, sending  the layup attempt off the
 backboard,  then recovering the rebound and launching the ball into the air as
 the horn sounded.
 DeMarcus  Cousins  finished with  a team-high 24  points for Sacramento, while
 Marcus Thornton and Thomas added 21 and 19, respectively, off the bench.
 "He  (Cousins) is  a work  in progress,"  said Kings  head coach  Mike Malone.
 "He's  trying. He  cares, he's trying, he  hates to lose. We will get there at
 some point."
 Patrick Patterson scored 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting in the setback.
 Draymond  Green, who  scored nine  off the  bench, buried  a 3-pointer  at the
 buzzer,  off a Curry feed, to end the first half and give the Warriors a 56-53
 The  three rejuvenated a sluggish Golden State team, as the Warriors outscored
 the  host Kings 34-27  in the third stanza to take a 90-80 lead into the final
 The  lead  swelled to  as many as  16 in  the third after  Curry hit two treys
 around a Green free throw.
 Sacramento  ended the  final 1:46 of the  quarter on an 8-2 run to pull within
 With 7:51 to play in the game, Sacramento used a 17-4 run that was capped by a
 Thomas 3-pointer to give the Kings a 104-102 advantage, their first lead since
 the first half.
 Coming  out  of a timeout,  Patterson buried  a contested 3-pointer, which was
 answered  by  a running floater from  Curry and the  game was tied at 109 with
 1:39 on the clock.
 The  Kings trailed twice  in the final minute and both times, Cousins hit hook
 shots over the outstretched arms of Bogut.
 The  Kings had a foul to give in the closing seconds, but John Salmons used it
 too late as Curry picked up his dribble and drove to the basket.
                                   Game Notes
 Golden  State  shot 15-of-25 (60  percent) from  three ... Harrison Barnes and
 David  Lee each added  11 points in the win ... There were 13 lead changes and
 nine  ties ...  The Warriors  outscored the  Kings on  the fastbreak  20-9 ...
 Sacramento hosts Oklahoma City on Tuesday ... Golden State will return home to
 play Toronto on Tuesday.
 12/01 23:24:04 ET

  • 490 First Avenue South
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 727-893-8111