Curry, Durant sit out as Kings beat Warriors 110-106
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 28, 2017 02:28 PM
Bogdan Bogdanovic NBA file photo
By Janie McCauley, Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic made a go-ahead bank shot with 12.6 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings over the Golden State Warriors 110-106 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) with Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant injured and sitting out.
The Kings ended an eight-game skid at Golden State. The Warriors' Klay Thompson missed a three-point try from atop the arc with 3.5 seconds left, his fourth straight miss, and Golden State went 0-for-7 from the floor after Thompson's triple with 3:11 left.
Thompson finished with 21 points on 7-for-20 shooting with five three's. Second-year guard Patrick McCaw took Curry's place in the starting lineup and scored a season-best 16 points with career-highs of seven assists and four steals.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 19 points to lead six Kings in double figures and also had eight rebounds and six assists. George Hill had 16 points and Sacramento led 83-82 heading into the fourth.
Key Warriors backup Andre Iguodala, who was available with a sore left knee after beginning the day listed as doubtful, scored in double figures for a third straight game with 11 points.
Curry has a bruised right hand and NBA Finals MVP Durant missed his fourth game in the last five because of a sprained left ankle. He played in a loss to the Thunder last Wednesday (last Thursday, PHL time) at his old Oklahoma City stomping grounds, though coach Steve Kerr said afterward KD should have sat out that one, too.
Reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green was available despite a bruised right foot he said he injured in the first quarter of Saturday's win against the Pelicans. He had 14 points and eight assists, including a lob to JaVale McGee for an alley-oop dunk late in the third.
The Warriors had beaten Sacramento in 19-of-22 overall at Oracle Arena since a 105-98 defeat on March 27, 2013.
Sacramento had lost the last two in the series after stunning the Warriors 109-106 in overtime Feb. 4 (Feb. 5, PHL time) at the Golden 1 Center.
RING FOR BARNES
Former Warrior Matt Barnes chose to receive his championship ring while Golden State faced Sacramento, which released him last season. He went to high school in California's capital, too.
Barnes signed with Golden State after an injury to Durant last season. He's still interested in playing if the right team calls.
"It was an amazing opportunity, a tremendous blessing," Barnes said. "I wasn't supposed to make it. I was one of those guys who wasn't supposed to make it in this league."
It's unclear when Durant will return, though Kerr expects Curry to play Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at the Lakers.
"KD it's just been lingering a little bit," Kerr said. "It's not a huge level of concern. We'll just take it day by day."
Kerr didn't know until after Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) game about Curry's injury when head of physical performance and sports medicine Chelsea Lane let him know the two-time MVP's hand had become swollen.
Kings: Sacramento committed 18 turnovers to 19 assists in a 97-95 loss to the Clippers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), and coach Dave Joerger called for his team to be more careful with the ball. This game, the Kings had 13 turnovers.
Warriors: Thompson has 511 career points against the Kings, his most against any opponent. That includes his 52-point performance on Jan. 23, 2015, in which he scored an NBA-record 37 in the third quarter. ... McCaw made his first start of the season after getting 20 in his rookie year. ... Golden State earned "Best Model Franchise in Pro Sports" voted by readers of the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.
Kings: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) ahead of a four-game road trip.
Warriors: At Lakers on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) to begin a season-long six-game road trip spanning 10 days.