Dubs Slip in Sacramento, Fall in Overtime
Warriors' 13-Game Winning Streak vs. Kings Comes to an End
It took an overtime to get there, and for the first time in almost four years, the Warriors suffered a loss to the Sacramento Kings. A potentially game-tying 3-pointer as time expired in the extra period was off the mark and the Warriors suffered a 109-106 defeat in Sacramento.
The Dubs seemed to be fighting an uphill battle all game long. Sacramento scored the first six points of the game, the first eight points of the second half and the first seven points in the extra period, and each time the Dubs made a run to the end period. Only the last one fell just short, and the Warriors fell to 0-3 in overtime games this season.
Playing their third game in four nights, the Warriors struggled with their shot throughout the evening and relied on their perimeter shooting perhaps a little bit too much. Usually a stellar 3-point shooting team, the Dubs as a team were 15-for-44 on 3-pointers and shot 41.4 percent from the field overall.
“We got what we deserved, before I was tossed and after,” Head Coach Steve Kerr said. “It was one of the worse games we’ve played all season. We had no purpose, the ball didn’t move … I didn’t even recognize our team out there tonight. Maybe we were due for one.”
The Splash Brothers kept the Warriors in the game for as long as they could. Stephen Curry connected on eight 3-pointers and tallied a game-high 35 points and nine assists, while Klay Thompson added 26 points. Draymond Green put forth an inspired effort – 16 points, eight boards and six assists – despite suffering a couple hard falls and being handed the difficult task of guarding Kings All-Star center DaMarcus Cousins.
With the loss, the Warriors fall to 43-8, and they’ll have three days off before returning to action on Wednesday when they host the Chicago Bulls ( Find Tickets).
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