Klay Dazzles From Deep, Warriors Beat Kings – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Klay Thompson hit a total of seven first shots and an initial six 3-pointers en route to 23 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 126-114 in Thursday night to win the eighth consecutive .

Thompson knocked three in a row from very deep early in the second half as Golden State started the period with a 9-2 boom to lead 43-25. In one of them, he drove past Davion Mitchell in the left corner and hit an unbalanced 3rd baseline – hands up in celebration.

Thompson finished 8 11 from the floor with seven 3s and continues to make strides following a 2 1/2 year comeback following surgeries on his left knee and right Achilles tendon.

“Seeing him do that in competition reminds us how special he is,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said shortly before tipoff.

Stephen Curry scored 20 points and made seven assists on foul, while Andrew Wiggins scored 12 in the Warriors’ fourth straight win over the Kings and fourth in the series at home.

Mitchell scored 26 and Harrison Barnes added 25 against his former Warriors team as the Kings completed the comeback from a 112-101 home win over Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry was on the Warriors roster in 2014-15 during Steve Kerr’s first year and Kerr credits Gentry for teaching him how to coach.

“First of all, I can say I appreciate that compliment, but Steve gave it his all from Day One until he became head coach,” Gentry said.

Golden State returned several regular players after the Warriors won Tuesday night in San Antonio without Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green and Wiggins on the second night head-to-head.

LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP

While his shot was up and down, Curry continued to facilitate.

The defending champions have 71 assists in 24 goals in the last nine matches.

VIRIDITY

Green, named an All-Star reserve and currently sidelined with a back injury causing him pain in his calves, is hoping to return in three to four weeks but is pain free and is pleased he will. No need for back surgery.

“When dealing with a comeback, one thing I wouldn’t do is rush out of there,” he said. “I want to come back when I’m 100% confident that I’m healthy, when I feel like I’m in great shape, because the reality is, I don’t want to come back unlike in the game and then, you’re laboring, your machines and running are wrong, and all these things and then you’re compensating, and then I’m injured again. “

Green has resumed filming after what he sees as an encouraging follow-up appointment on Monday.

“I think in the end this will be a positive for me, I’ll come back stronger,” Green said.

CAT

Kings: G De’Aaron Fox missed the seventh game in a row because of a sore left ankle, but it was a game-time decision. … Marvin Bagley III (left ankle sprain) sits third in a row. … Sacramento has not won at home to the Warriors since a 112-94 win on February 25, 2020, in the Chase Center’s inaugural season.

Warriors: Kerr is credited for coaching his 600th NBA game, although Luke Walton guided Golden State’s first 43 games of the 2015-16 season as Kerr dealt with complications from back surgery. . … Veteran Andre Iguodala, who turned 38 on January 28, is still out after staying home after a quick two-match road trip through Texas to nurse a left hip injury. Kerr had hoped to have him back against the kings, but Iguodala missed the eighth game in a row and was limited to just 25 contests so far. … Kevon Looney has 48 rebounds – 21 attacks – the last 4 games. … Otto Porter Jr (left foot) missed the third game in a row and Nemanja Bjelica (back spasm) the fourth in a row. … The Warriors are facing 23-8 against Western Conference teams.

NEXT

Warriors: At Oklahoma City on Monday night, they won five games in a row including two at home to the Thunder.

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