Instant Replay: Curry, Warriors survive in Sacramento

Highlights: Curry's FTs, Bogut's block lift Warriors past Kings

Instant Replay: Curry, Warriors survive in Sacramento
December 1, 2013, 5:30 pm
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Stephen Curry's final stat line: 36 points (14-24 FG, 5-8 3's, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, 7 turnovers, 3 steals. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

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SACRAMENTO – Stephen Curry scored 36 points, including the game-clinching free throws with 8.6 seconds left as the Warriors held off the Kings 115-113 on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

The victory allowed the Warriors to finish their four-game road trip with a 2-2 record.

It was Curry and more Curry down the stretch, as he scored 12 of the Warriors' final 17 points. Klay Thompson added 28 points, while David Lee and Harrison Barnes each put in 11.

The Warriors led for most of the game, building a 16-point lead late in the third quarter. But Sacramento never retreated, fighting back behind DeMarcus Cousins (24 points) and Marcus Thornton (21).

The Warriors led by 11 (98-87) with eight minutes to play but allowed the Kings to come back and even take a 109-107 lead with 1:58 to play. Curry drove in for a scoop shot to tie it, then after forcing an Isaiah Thomas miss, came back to drop in a jumper to give the Warriors a 111-109 lead.


Though the Warriors were outrebounded (39-32) and outshot (53 percent to 51 percent), Sacramento committed 24 turnovers, which the Warriors turned into 33 points.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS: Thompson's 3-point shooting dominated the first half, but Curry carried the weight after intermission, scoring 23 points over the final 24 minutes.

TURNING POINT: Curry's jumper, giving the Warriors a lead with one minute to go – coming right after Thomas missed a 3-point jumper that could have put the King up by three.

INJURY UPDATE: The following players remain out indefinitely: Forward Andre Iguodala (strained left hamstring), guard Toney Douglas (stress reaction, left tibia), center Festus Ezeli (recovering from right surgery) and center Ognjen Kuzmic (surgery on right pinkie finger). Douglas appears closest to returning; he may be able to resume practice this week.

WHAT'S NEXT: The Warriors return to Oakland, where on Tuesday night they play host to the Toronto Raptors, making their only visit this season. The Warriors have won eight straight over Toronto at Oracle Arena, the last loss coming on Feb. 8, 2004.

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