Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors put on a show against the Sacramento Kings Saturday night. Shooting 21-47 from the three point line is no surprise in the NBA, but it was not just the Warriors who were entertaining. The Sacramento Kings lost 127-123, but shot 20-36 from the three-point line.
It was a historical night for both teams, who combined for 41 three-pointers. Curry led the way with 42 points, shooting 14-26. Buddy Hield led the way for the Kings with 32 points, shooting 12-21. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson of the Warriors, and Justin Jackson of the Kings also contributed to the memorable night in Sacramento.
No team is satisfied with a loss, however this game was an eye-opener for the Kings. Having the talent to go back and forth with one of the elite teams in the NBA is a huge takeaway for them. The Kings are one game under .500 this season with hopes of becoming a playoff bound team. With a lack of a veteran mindset, the Kings came into the year with a handful of young talented players hoping to take the next step. It was only a matter of time before the players started to gel with one other.
For the Warriors, this was a good rebound game after Thursday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets. Curry said in a statement, “At the end of the day, we know in order to win championships you got to get stops and we did that in the fourth quarter…”
It was exciting for both teams, but the Warriors know all so well that deep in the playoffs, they will have to execute better on the defensive end. The Warriors are still an elite team though, trailing the Denver Nuggets by a game and a half for top seed in the Western Conference.
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