NBA Game Recap - Sacramento at Golden State
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:30 PM EST

CHA
80
IND
119
F
MIL
108
TOR
97
F
OKC
124
CHI
122
F
DET
98
DEN
115
F
BOS
118
POR
106
F
NO
109
LAL
118
F
SAC
112
GS
94
F

Feb 25, 2020, 10:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Sacramento (24-33)

33

22

26

31

112

Golden State (12-46)

22

21

30

21

94

Kings send Warriors to 7th straight home loss, 112-94
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:57 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Sacramento Kings came out of the All-Star break knowing they had little margin for error if they wanted to make a playoff push.

Three straight wins to begin the stretch run has them creeping back into contention.

Harrison Barnes and De'Aaron Fox each scored 21 points and the Kings beat the Golden State Warriors 112-94 on Tuesday night for their ninth win in the past 13 games.

"It's a big goal," coach Luke Walton said about making the playoffs. "But the way you achieve a big goal is by focusing on the present and what we're working on, and showing up and playing a certain style every night. If we do that, we'll give ourselves a better chance to achieve the big goal at the end of the day."

The Kings still have plenty of work to do to reach that level, as they still trail Memphis by four games in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

But after losing 15 of 18 games during a stretch in December and January, even having a shot at it is an achievement.

"I think we're playing well on both sides of the ball," Fox said. "Things have been going good for us. We've been able to get stops when we needed them. ... We're playing our best basketball of the season."

Buddy Hield made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter on the way to a 19-point night and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 17 to give the Kings their third straight win.

Marquese Chriss scored 21 points and Andrew Wiggins added 16 for Golden State.

The Warriors have lost seven straight overall and seven in a row at home for the first time since dropping the final seven home games in the 2000-01 season

The Kings raced out to an early lead behind 14 points in the first quarter from Barnes and never trailed on the way to their third win in as many meetings this season with the Warriors.

This is the longest winning streak in the Northern California series for Sacramento since winning 15 in a row from 2000-03.

The Kings extended the lead to 16 points in the second quarter before the Warriors chipped into it. They got the deficit down to four multiple times in the third but never could get over the hump.

"The beginning of the game put us in the hole," Chriss said. "It's hard to fight up stream for 48 minutes. We need to have a better start."

TIP-INS

Kings: Fox left the game in the first quarter with tightness in his right groin but returned to the game in the second quarter. ... The Kings shot just 19 of 34 from the foul line. ... Walton said F Richaun Holmes (shoulder) looked good in the weight room but had no update on when he'd be able to return to practice.

Warriors: After missing their first 17 3-point attempts last month in a loss at Sacramento, the Warriors made just 1 of 17 from long range in the first half. Golden State finished the game 4 for 28 from 3. ... F Draymond Green remained sidelined with a pelvic injury but should be able to return Thursday.

CURRY'S RETURN

Stephen Curry is aiming to return to the Warriors lineup on Sunday for the first time since breaking his left hand in October. Coach Steve Kerr that the hope is that Curry will be able to play against Washington on Sunday. Curry has been practicing in recent weeks and will be re-evaluated on Saturday before a final decision is made.

"He's had that date in his mind," Kerr said. "He'll continue to work this week and we'll make that determination on Saturday."

UP NEXT

Kings: Visit Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

Warriors: Host Lakers on Thursday night.

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Leaders

Sacramento PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Len 0 11 1 4 0 2
D. Fox 21 11 5 2 1 1
Golden State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Chriss 21 -12 3 10 0 0
A. Wiggins 16 -16 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

SAC GS
Points For 112 94
Field Goals 40/76-53% 35/79-44%
Three Pointers 13/30-43% 4/28-14%
Free Throws 19/34-56% 20/24-83%
Offensive Rebounds 2 5
Defensive Rebounds 38 29
Rebounds 54 45
Blocks 4 2
Steals 7 7
Turnovers 10 16
Points Scored Off Turnovers 19 8
Points in the Paint 52 54
Fast Break Points 10 14
Personal Fouls 23 25
Technical Fouls 1 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - SAC Leads Series 3-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 15 SAC 100 @ GS 79 Y. Ferrell 1 M. Chriss 2
Mon Jan 6 GS 98 @ SAC 111 A. Smailagic 2 C. Swanigan 2
Tue Feb 25 SAC 112 @ GS 94 N. Bjelica 1

Game Information

Stadium: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Attendance: 18,064
Game Time: 2:20