Warriors dominate Kings in all facets as Klay Thompson leads way posted by Warriors Fan
The Golden State Warriors too often let lesser competition keep games close and allowed a few of them to slip away on their home court last season.
That doesn't appear to be a problem anymore.
The Warriors eased past the struggling Kings 128-108 on Monday night, the kind of all-around performance that has defined their strong start under new coach Steve Kerr.
All 13 active players scored, including six in double digits. The reserves had a season-high 62 points. And the team totaled 36 assists, the franchise's most in four years.
"These are the fun games when everybody gets in there and scores and feels good afterward," Kerr said.
There have been a lot of those for Golden State already.
The Warriors got off to a fast start and controlled the game by doing what they have most of the season: clog the paint on defense, push the pace and move the ball.
They led 36-20 at the end of the first quarter, 76-53 early in the third and -- except for a few short-lived surges by Sacramento -- kept a comfortable cushion throughout.
Perhaps just as important for the Warriors was the return of David lee, who played for only the second time this season and first since Nov. 5. He had six points on 3-for-9 shooting and seven rebounds in 16 minutes, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd when he entered as a reserve late in the first quarter.
Lee admitted he felt some nerves returning to a team that has done so well without him.
"I was definitely the most excited guy in the NBA to play basketball tonight," Lee said. "I haven't been nervous for a game in five years."Continue reading "Warriors dominate Kings in all facets ..."