The Warriors defeated the Kings 115-113 in Sacramento on Sunday. Stephen Curry was the star of the show with 36 points and 10 assists. Klay Thompson added 28 for the Warriors. DeMarcus Cousins was the Kings' leading scorer with 24 points on 10-13 shooting. But he was also saddled with foul trouble most of the night, playing just 21 minutes. (The Kings were +19 in those minutes and -21 in the other 27.)
Turnovers were the Kings' biggest problem. They shot 53 percent from the floor, hitting 9-19 threes and 24-28 free throws. But 24 turnovers and porous defense lost the game for them.
Derrick Williams, Greivis Vasquez and Ben McLemore were all relative non-factors as starters. They combined for 14 points on 4-16 shooting, But the bench picked up the slack. Patrick Patterson was 8-8 from the field to finish with 18 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. Marcus Thornton had a huge night with 21 points on 6-11 shooting, including 5-8 from three. Isaiah Thomas finished with 19 points and eight assists, but seven turnovers and 5-16 shooting. His game-tying attempt at the end of the game was overly aggressive and easily blocked by Andrew Bogut.
The Kings next host the Thunder on Tuesday.