Kings top Warriors 95-91, split preseason series


Kings top Warriors 95-91, split preseason series


PLAYER OF THE GAME: Kings shooting guard Marcus Thornton hit a baseline 3-pointer with 27 seconds remaining to help lift the Kings to a 95-91 exhibition win over the Warriors on Tuesday.Thornton, who finished with 21 points, got a long rebound after a Jimmer Fredette miss on a drive, and rather than milking the shot clock, elected to fire away. He buried it to give the Kings a 92-91 lead.

CURRY INJURED: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry sprained his ankle late in the second quarter and had to be helped to the locker room. The ankle is the same ankle Curry had surgery on after last season.Curry didnt return to the game, and the Warriors said hed be re-evaluated on Wednesday.BROWN PLAYS: Center Kwame Brown, who didnt play in the Warriors first exhibition game, checked in midway through the first quarter on Tuesday and wound up playing 17 minutes on the night. He had six points and four rebounds, but had a layup blocked by DeMarcus Cousins inside a minute remaining that could have given the Warriors a four-point lead.

BRASS IN HOUSE: The Warriors front office was heavily represented at Power Balance Arena. Owner Joe Lacob, general manager Larry Riley, assistant GM Bob Myers, assistant GM Travis Schlenk and Dakota Wizards GM (Warriors D-League affiliate) Kirk Lacob were all at the game.

NO RUSH: Brandon Rush, whom the Warriors acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers on Monday, arrived in Sacramento shortly before game-time but did not play. Rush was traded for Lou Amundson and is expected to compete for minutes behind Monta Ellis and Dorell Wright.

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Durant questionable for Monday's game in Philadelphia

Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.

The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.

Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.

Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.

Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.


Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

Report: Bogut expected to join Cavs after 76ers buyout

It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.

Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.

On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.

Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.

Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.

Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.