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Warriors beat Kings as Curry scores third by 30 points


SAN FRANCISCO –

The Golden State Warriors are playing dominating basketball for long periods of time, then struggling to defend in other games.

Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 33 points in the first half of 89 points, and the defending champions beat former top assistant Mike Brown and his Sacramento Kings 130-125 on Sunday night. Japan.

Curry, who scored his third consecutive 30-point streak early in the season, scored 21 points in the second half with five 3-pointers and 11 shots for 22 overall, including seven of 12 in three seconds. The reigning NBA Finals MVP helped Golden State take the third most points in any inning in franchise history and second in the first half. The Warriors’ 50 points in the second quarter is a franchise record and equals the third most points in any period.

“It was fun, 89 points in the first half, it was crazy,” said Jordan Poole.

Curry has three straight games scoring 30 points to start the season for the second time in his career, also done in 2018-19.

Sacramento slashed its 26-point deficit to four after Chimezie Metu’s dunk with 1:04 remaining before Golden State resumes.

Coach Steve Kerr said: “We played brilliantly and couldn’t sustain that. “It was closer than it should have been, but I appreciate Sacramento. Mike is doing great with those guys. They’re fighting, they’re competing. They’ve had the last three losses to start the year. new. … We caught our guard and they took advantage of it.”

Andrew Wiggins added 24 points with a drive shot to beat the final hitter, and Poole also scored 24 as the Warriors hit 51.7%. Klay Thompson got 8 points in a 3 to 10 shoot.

De’Aaron Fox scored 26 points from two 30-point games and Domantas Sabonis contributed 19 points and 14 rebounds, but did not play in the fourth game for Sacramento’s unbeaten (0-3) second night final. The Kings, who lost 111-109 at home to the Clippers on Saturday night, attempted 100 shots on Sunday and their three losses were decided by 14 points total.

“We can’t give up 50 points in the second quarter, or no quarter at all,” said defender Malik Monk. “It’s hard to win an NBA game like that.”

Brown, in his first year as a Kings coach, received the championship ring from Kerr during a pregnancy ceremony on the court alongside Sacramento assistant Leandro Barbosa, who was also part of the team’s fourth title. Warriors for eight years.

BROWN’S BACK

Brown walked down the hallway from the guest dressing room and snuck into Kerr, where they giggled and hugged.

Brown, 52, replaced Kerr in three playoffs last spring when the Golden State coach had COVID-19. Brown also 11-0 guided the Warriors through post-season games during the team’s championship win in 2017 while Kerr faced debilitating symptoms from complications from back surgery. Kerr was back in Game 2 of that year’s NBA Finals.

“Mike is brilliant. He has a lot of energy, a lot of love for the game, a love for his job and his job,” Kerr said. “He delivers his enthusiasm every day and that’s what we’ve enjoyed for the last five, six years, no matter how long he’s been here, and he and I are truly the perfect pair. He covered up my weaknesses and complemented me really well. I just loved being around him. Thrilled for him. It was a great opportunity.”

CAT


Kings: One night after taking just 15 of 26 free throws, the Kings took 20–25 from the line. … Sacramento started 1 to 8 in 3 seconds and went up 11 points for 43. … Sacramento committed 46 fouls in the first two games, then 29 more on Sunday.


Warriors: G Donte DiVincenzo has a hamstring injury and will not be going to Phoenix. He will be reevaluated at the end of the week. … Warriors have seven quarters of 50 points. The franchise record for an inning was 92 points on October 29, 2018, in Chicago…. F Andre Iguodala missed the third game in a row to start the season as the Warriors were cautious with their hips. his nasty fruit.

NEXT


Kings: Host Memphis on Thursdays.


Warriors: Visit the Sun on Tuesday.

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