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Warriors Lose 24-Point Lead, Eliminated From In-Season Tournament by Kings

Curry and Wiggins Each Record Double-Doubles in Defeat

Leading by as many as 24 points, the Warriors were outscored by 18 points in the second half, losing to the Kings 124-123 in Sacramento on Tuesday.

The Warriors committed two critical turnovers in the final minute and Malik Monk made them pay with the go-ahead bank shot. The Dubs committed 20 turnovers, which resulted in 26 points for the Kings.

Stephen Curry (29 points), Andrew Wiggins (29 points) and Klay Thompson (20 points) each eclipsed 20 points in the same game for the fifth time as teammates. Curry (10 rebounds) and Wiggins (10 rebounds) also recorded double-doubles with points and rebounds.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Sacramento Kings

Team Leaders
Curry - 29Curry - 10Curry - 6
Wiggins - 29Wiggins - 10Green - 3
Thompson - 20Thompson - 9Joseph/Wiggins - 3
Fox - 29Fox - 9Sabonis - 10
Huerter - 21Huerter - 9Fox - 7
Monk - 21Sabonis - 8Huerter - 5

The Warriors tied the most points they've scored in a half this season with 72 points in the first half. They had six players hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter and led by as many as 24 points in the second quarter. Andrew Wiggins led the way with 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Klay Thompson added 17 points on 5-for-9 from the field, and Stephen Curry scored 16 points, including eight consecutive Warriors' points in the second quarter. The Dubs' other game with 72 points in a half also came during the In-Season Tournament, scoring 72 points in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 3. 

Stephen Curry drills the trey

Draymond Green played his first game following a five-game suspension on Tuesday. He wasted no time making his presence felt with two first-quarter blocks, stopping a 3-on-1 fast break by himself and blocking a De'Aaron Fox 3-point attempt a few minutes later. 

Heading into Tuesday's game, Green led the team in 3-point percentage, shooting 45.0 percent from behind the arc. Green continued his sharpshooting in the first half, hitting two of his first three attempts from the perimeter. 

Green finished with eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.

Draymond Green with one of the day's best blocks

Moses Moody scored 11 of the Warriors' first 12 points in the fourth quarter on a perfect 4-for-4 from the field. Moody hit three 3-pointers over that span and was the team's leading scorer off the bench (11 points).

Moses Moody rattles the rim on the finish!

Chris Paul exited late in the first quarter with lower left leg soreness and didn't return. Paul recorded two steals in less than five minutes of action and has played in every game for the Warriors this season. 

Late in the third quarter, Gary Payton II limped to the locker room after suffering a right calf injury. He also would not return to the game after scoring seven points, grabbing five rebounds and tallying three stocks (2 steals, 1 block).

Gary Payton II sends the shot away

The Warriors wrapped up the group stage of the NBA's In-Season Tournament with a 2-2 record. With their loss to the Kings, they are eliminated from the tournament and Sacramento (4-0) finished atop West Group C.

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The Warriors will host the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. With the game occurring on 11/30/23, coinciding with Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green's jersey numbers, fans will receive a commemorative patch to honor the league's longest-tenured trio.

With the Warriors eliminated from the In-Season Tournament, they will have two games next week, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Dec. 6 (7 p.m. PST) and traveling to Oklahoma City for a game against the Thunder on Friday, Dec. 8 (5 p.m. PST). 


  • The Warriors finished the Group Play stage of the In-Season Tournament with a record of 2-2 and did not qualify for the Knockout Rounds… With the win, Sacramento won Group C and advanced to the Quarterfinals. 
  • The Warriors fell to 5-4 on the road this season. 
  • Golden State still leads the season series with Sacramento, 2-1… The teams will meet for a fourth and final time on January 25 at Chase Center. 
  • The Warriors fell to 1-1 in games decided by one point this season—with both games coming against Sacramento (a 102-101 win on Nov. 1)
  • Golden State held its largest halftime lead of the season at 17 points, scoring a first half season-high 72 points (tied for the team’s highest scoring half of the season)… The Warriors led by as many as 24 points in the contest. 
  • Sacramento’s 40-point third quarter marked a Warriors opponent high for any quarter this season. 
  • Stephen Curry tallied 29 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and six assists, recording his 34th career point/rebound double-double.
    • Curry has now made at least one three-pointer in 261 consecutive regular season games, extending his NBA-record streak (began on 12/1/18 at DET).
  • Andrew Wiggins recorded 29 points (his second 20-point game of the season) to go with 10 rebounds, his 20th career double-double (first this season).
    • Tonight marked the fifth time that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson andAndrew Wiggins each tallied at least 20 points in the same game. 
  • Klay Thompson scored 20 points to go with a season-high nine rebounds, his third 20-point game of the season.
    • Thompson (14,416 career points) & his dad Mychal (12,810) have combined for 27,226 points, passing Danny & Dolph Schayes (27,218) for 3rd-most by a father-son duo in NBA history, trailing only Kobe & Joe Bryant (38,895) and Stephen & Dell Curry (34,822).
  • Kevon Looney played in his 211th consecutive regular season game, the second-longest active streak in the NBA… He’s played in 246 consecutive games (regular season and playoffs), tying Antwan Jamison for the seventh-longest games played streak in Warriors history. 
  • Draymond Green returned from a five-game league suspension, tallying eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.
  • Gary Payton II tallied seven points, five rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes before exiting the game with a right calf injury. 
  • Chris Paul left the game with lower left leg soreness after recording three points and two steals in five minutes.