Golden State Warriors: Quinn Cook scores 25 vs. Sacramento Kings

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The Golden State Warriors fall to the Sacramento Kings 98-93 on Friday at Oracle Arena.

If the last two games have proven anything, it’s that you can never truly count out the Golden State Warriors.

The reigning NBA champions were unsuccessful in defending home court Friday night at Oracle Arena, losing to the Sacramento Kings 98-93. Golden State’s regular season record drops to 52-17.

The Warriors started out hot from the field in the first quarter, shooting 65.0 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from behind the arc. After establishing a solid 36-29 lead, the Dubs ended the first half with a 2-point lead.

Golden State traded baskets with Sacramento for much of the third quarter, which ended with a buzzer beater by Buddy Hield to tie the game at 75 a piece. Unfortunately, the Kings simply outplayed the Warriors down the stretch on both ends of the floor.

Friday night at Oracle

Following a 13-point outing on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, Warriors two-way contract player Quinn Cook had quite the coming out party, leading Golden State’s scoring effort with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc. He added four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Nick Young finished with 16 points, two rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes of play, shooting 5-of-14 from the field, 3-of-7 from long range and 3-of-3 shooting from the free throw line.

Andre Iguodala played 30 minutes as a starter, posting 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 4-of-10 shooting from the field, 1-of-2 shooting from three and 2-of-5 shooting from the charity stripe.

Draymond Green‘s presence can be seen all over the stat sheet after recording a near triple-double, dropping in 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocks.

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Golden State will now hit the road for a 2-game trip that will feature the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs. They’ll return home next Friday to host the Atlanta Hawks.

It all starts Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena at 7:00 p.m. PST!