Sacramento 94, Golden State 92

Date - Monday, November 5, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California
Officials - #19 James Capers, #29 Mark Lindsay, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 17317

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 22 22 20 28 92
Sacramento 21 31 23 19 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 2-2 0-1 2-1 L1
Sacramento 1-3 1-0 0-3 W1

Recap

Kings 94, Warriors 92: DeMarcus Cousins stayed out of foul trouble and the Sacramento center racked up 23 points and 15 rebounds as the Kings logged their first victory of the season by downing visiting Golden State.

Cousins, who led the league in total fouls as a rookie (257), committed just two infractions in this one. Consequently, Cousins had a double-double midway through the third quarter, and helped Sacramento build a 72-56 lead. 

The Kings nearly blew that entire advantage, committing six fourth-quarter turnovers while Golden State pulled as close as 93-92 in the final minute. The Warriors had two good looks in the last 25.9 seconds, including a 3-pointer by Stephen Curry that drew iron as time expired. 

Klay Thompson scored 22 points and David Lee added 20 for Golden State, which was trying to post its first 3-0 road record in 18 years. Curry and Andrew Bogut each added 12 points.

Sacramento, which came in as one of four winless teams left in the NBA, got huge efforts off the bench from Marcus Thornton (16 points) and Aaron Brooks (12). Brooks scored six straight points in the fourth period for the Kings, who won their seventh straight home opener.

GAME NOTES: Cousins did pick up his second technical of the season on a double technical with Bogut. …  Golden State continues to manage the workload of Bogut, who was limited to 12 games due to injuries last season. Bogut logged just five of his 19 minutes in the first half. … Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans narrowly avoided his first scoreless game as a pro, hitting a runner with 6:40 to go in the game after missing his first eight shots from the floor. He finished with three points. 

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Sacramento
Klay Thompson 22 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 23
Stephen Curry 8 Assists Marcus Thornton 3
Klay Thompson 7 Rebounds DeMarcus Cousins 15
David Lee 8 Free Throws Made Jason Thompson 4
Klay Thompson 2 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 2
Andrew Bogut 1 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 92 39.7 6-21 24-28 21 38 2 5 13
Sacramento 94 45.7 4-19 16-23 13 43 5 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Warriors have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.