The Golden State Warriors have been in their fair share of nail-biting games this season, but it’s to say that there was little drama involved in their 102-69 thrashing of the Sacramento Kings.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, but he only played 24 minutes. Stephen Curry saw just 29 minutes and scored 13 points, as the Warriors were able to rest their starters for a majority of the second half with their large lead. Seven players scored in double-digits for the Warriors.
While the Warriors certainly receive credit for their defensive effort, the Kings were simply horrendous shooting the ball. They were 25-of-78 from the field for a meager 32 percent. They were 1-of-10 from three-point range, and nobody besides DeMarcus Cousins had any kind of night offensively.
Golden State led by 11 after one, but turned on the jets in the second quarter, outscoring the Kings 34-13. The lead ballooned to 84-50 at the end of the third quarter, and it was just a whole lot of garbage time for the Warriors’ reserves.
The Warriors’ minutes leader was — get this — Harrison Barnes, who played well with 16 points in 38 minutes. He made three 3-pointers and seemed more confident on the court.
With the win, the Warriors notch their 47th victory of the season, and they did so without their starting frontcourt in David Lee and Andrew Bogut. Andre Iguodala returned from his injury tonight and played 17 minutes.
Tale of the Tape
- Field-goal percentage: (44.7%) 42-94
- Three-point percentage: (10-30) 33.3%
- Rebounds: 58
- Assists: 25
- Turnovers: 12
- Bench points: 41
- Field-goal percentage: 32.1% (25-78)
- Three-point percentage: 10.0% (1-10)
- Rebounds: 44
- Assists: 12
- Turnovers: 16
- Bench points: 28
Good to Know
Kings’ 69 points are their lowest scoring total against the Warriors since the Rochester Royals scored 64 on 11/10/53
— GSWStats (@gswstats) April 5, 2014
What’s on Tap
The Warriors take on another awful West team at home on Sunday night in the Jazz.