Team Effort Drives Big Win Against Warriors
A balanced attack and clutch performances helped earn the Kings a win against Golden State.
Coming into Oakland on Monday evening to face the reigning NBA champions on the road, Sacramento had dropped nine consecutive contests away from Golden 1 Center. Although Golden State lacked two premiere scorers in Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, media and fans alike believed it to be a foregone conclusion that Sacramento would drop its 10th straight road game, extending the Warriors home winning streak versus the Kings.
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By night’s end, Sactown took down the Warriors in Oakland by a score of 110-106, marking the Kings first win in Oracle Arena since 2013.
After a close contest throughout, Sactown turned up its defensive intensity during crunch time - holding the Warriors scoreless for the final three minutes of the game while using an 8-0 to gain the lead for good.
The exciting night was capped off by a go-ahead shot with just 12.6 seconds remaining by Bogdan Bogdanovic, who knocked down a tightly contested floater while being defended by the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green.
Willie Cauley-Stein turned in another strong performance, leading the squad with 19 points, six assists, and eight rebounds - all of which were team-highs on the night.
Sacramento is looking to carry the positive momentum into the second night of a back-to-back when they return home for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.