Thompson's 31 leads Warriors past Kings

Thompson's 31 leads Warriors past Kings
March 25, 2012, 5:04 am

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Warriors 111, Kings 108Player of the game: Warriors rookie Klay Thompson scored a career-high 31 points for the Warriors. Thompson set his previous career-high of 27 points on Wednesday in a win over the New Orleans Hornets. Thompson went 10-for-20 from the field, but did miss his last seven field goal attempts.Key stretch: With the Warriors up one point and less than 30 seconds remaining, the Kings got a big stop and had a fastbreak going the other way with 15 seconds left.
But Tyreke Evans dribbled into traffic in the lane and lost control of the ball, resulting in a turnover. The Kings turned the ball over six times in the games final 3:20.The Kings had another opportunity, down just one with with 15 seconds left, but Isaiah Thomas turned the ball over.Lees big game: Warriors forward David Lee flirted with a triple-double on Saturday night but came up just short. Lee finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.He also followed up a Klay Thompson miss with 2:59 remaining to put the Warriors up 105-104.Lee helped offset a big night by Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds.Thompsons big half: Thompson pretty much carried the Warriors in the first half, scoring 21 points in 22 minutes and helping the Warriors take a 62-51 lead at intermission.Thompson scored in a variety of ways the outside shot, a drive or two and he even got to the line four times in the half.Robinson hurt: Nate Robinson was playing a controlled first half with 10 points and eight assists before he injured himself in transition when he fell hard into the basket support.Robinson remained on the Oracle floor for a minute or so, then was able to get up and head to the locker room under his own power. However, he did not return in the second half with what was called a strained right hamstring.Awaiting decision on Curry: Warriors general manager Larry Riley said the team was going to huddle this weekend and then come up with a plan regarding Stephen Curry and his balky right ankle.Curry visited Dr. Richard Ferkel, a foot specialist, in Los Angeles recently, and the hope is that the Warriors doctors, training staff and Curry will now look at all the medical information and make a determination.Conventional wisdom is that the team will shut down Curry for the rest of the season. He hasnt played since March 11.Riley said he expects to have more definitive word on Curry later this week. He said its possible Curry could play again this season if there is a consensus that the ankle is 100 percent.Warriors assign Wright: The Warriors assigned forward Chris Wright to Dakota Wizards of the D-League. Wright has played in 17 games this year for the Warriors, averaging 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.7 minutes per game.

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