SACRAMENTO -- Bouncing back from their most alarming loss of the season, the Warriors made their debut at Golden 1 Center a successful one Sunday with a 117-106 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Though the Warriors (32-6) started slowly, trailing by as much as 16 in the first half, they recovered with a strong third quarter to beat their Northern California neighbors for the 13th consecutive time.
Veteran forward Rudy Gay led the Kings with 23 points, 15 of which came in the opening quarter. Sacramento (15-22) lost for the fifth time in six games.
On a night when wealth was spread fairly evenly, all five starters share the honor.
Durant’s line: 28 points (9-of-15 shooting, including 2-of-4 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line), seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks. He played 36 minutes and finished plus-6.
Draymond Green’s line: 9 points (4-of-9, 1-of-4 from deep), 10 assists and seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He played 32 minutes and finished plus-21.
Pachulia’s line: 10 points (4-of-5, 2-of-2 from the line), seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. He played 22 minutes and finished plus-15.
Thompson’s line: 18 points (8-of-19 shooting, 1-of-7, 1-of-2), six rebounds and two assists. He played 36 minutes and was plus-18.
Curry’s line: 30 points (11-of-21, 5-of-11, 3-of-3), six assists and four rebounds. He played 37 minutes and was plus-14.
Trailing 64-55 with 10:38 left in the third quarter, the Warriors used strong defense and transition baskets to fashion a 22-3 run, for a 77-67 lead with 5:32 remaining in the quarter.
Scoring was evenly distributed during the rally, Thompson scoring 6 points and Durant and Curry 5 each.
The Warriors outscored the Kings 39-22 in the third quarter, during which they held Sacramento to 31.3-percent shooting from the field.
The Kings got no closer than eight in the fourth quarter.
Warriors: No injuries were listed. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the Development League.
Kings: F Rudy Gay (R hip flexor strain) was listed as probable, upgraded to available and entered the starting lineup.
The Warriors return to Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, when they will face the Miami Heat. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30.