The Golden State Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings 102-101 on Wednesday night in a game that was more about the vibes than the wins and losses.
The Warriors were without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, but they still managed to come away with the victory. The win was even more impressive considering that the Kings were playing at home and were coming off a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors were led by Jordan Poole, who scored 22 points. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Donte DiVincenzo chipped in with 12 points.
The Kings were led by De'Aaron Fox, who scored 24 points. Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Malik Monk had 15 points.
Despite the Warriors' shorthanded roster, they were able to get out to a strong start. They led by as many as 15 points in the first half. However, the Kings came back in the second half and tied the game at 97-97 with just over a minute to play.
The Warriors then took a 99-97 lead on a layup by Poole. The Kings answered with a layup of their own by Fox to tie the game at 99-99.
The Warriors then took a 101-99 lead on a free throw by Wiggins. The Kings had a chance to tie the game again, but Monk missed a free throw.
The Warriors then sealed the victory with a free throw by Poole.
The Warriors' win over the Kings was a win for the vibes because it showed that they are still a contender even without their three stars. It also showed that they are capable of winning on the road against a good team.
- Golden State Warriors
- Sacramento Kings
- Stephen Curry
- Klay Thompson
- Draymond Green
- Jordan Poole
- Andrew Wiggins
- Donte DiVincenzo
- De'Aaron Fox
- Domantas Sabonis
- Malik Monk