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Warriors Use Sharp-Shooting and Depth to Sweep Kings

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The Warriors used a commanding display of sharp-shooting and bench depth to propel them past the Sacramento Kings in a 121-96 road win on Tuesday night.

GAME LEADERS

The Warriors used a commanding display of sharp-shooting and bench depth to propel them past the Sacramento Kings in a 121-96 road win on Tuesday night. The Dubs recovered quickly from a 20-10 Kings run in the first quarter by scoring 23 unanswered points, gaining the lead they would never relinquish. The depth of the Warriors’ bench proved to be the deciding factor in the game, as they contributed 61 points to the Kings’ 12.

Before gaining their momentum, the Warriors struggled early in the first quarter as Sacramento opened on a 7-0 run. The Dubs found themselves trailing 20-10 midway through the first quarter before going on a 19-0 run over the final 6:06 of the frame. The team’s hot hand continued through the majority of the second quarter, as the Warriors went into the half with a commanding 63-42 lead.

While Golden State’s offense continued to fire on all cylinders in the third quarter, their staunch defense did not. The Kings outscored the Warriors 38-31 in the third frame, cutting the deficit to as little as 11 points with 8.6 seconds left in the quarter. However, Stephen Curry sank a three-pointer with 1.5 ticks on the clock, giving the Dubs a 94-80 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter. Sacramento would not get within 12 points of the Warriors for the duration of the game, as Golden State’s bench unit blew the game open on their way to their 29th double-digit victory of the season.