LAST TIME OUT
An 18-2 Warriors run bridging the third and fourth quarters paved the way for a 119-101 victory over the Jazz on Thursday at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis took advantage of a shorthanded Utah backcourt in the decisive third period that saw the Warriors score 40 points, their highest output for a quarter this season. Ellis finished with 33 points and Stephen Curry totaled 29 points and 12 assists. David Lee added 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who finished their longest homestand of the season with a 3-3 record. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. KINGS
The NBA's Northern California rivalry will take shape for the second time in five days. The Warriors posted a 93-90 win over the Kings on Tuesday at Oracle Arena and now the team will look to repeat that result on the road. If recent history is any indicator, this game will be a close one. Four of the last five matchups between the two teams have been decided by three points or less or in overtime. The Warriors have yet to win three-consecutive games this season, and in order to do that they'll need to need to stop a dangerous Kings team that is now fully healthy with the return of Marcus Thornton.
PICKING UP THE PACE
After averaging 89.9 points and failing to reach 100 points through eight games, the Warriors have picked up the pace over their last 12 games, averaging 102.3 points while reaching the century mark eight times.
PROTECTING THE BALL
The Warriors issued 20 turnovers in last Friday's loss to Oklahoma City, but have since placed greater importance on taking care of the ball. The team has committed eight turnovers in each of the last two games, marking the first time all season that they've had fewer than 10 turnovers in a single game. In those two games, the Warriors have a 3.06:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (49:16).
GAME NOTES: WARRIORS | KINGS