Warriors look to avenge early-season loss to Kings


Warriors look to avenge early-season loss to Kings

The Warriors can’t claim to be kings of the region just yet. To be royalty, they must beat the Kings. Sacramento got the best of the Warriors in the first week of the season, delivering a 94-92 loss on Nov. 5. It was only the fourth time since 1980 that both teams were limited to less than 95 points.

In that game, Sacramento’s young center DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Then, the slow feet of Andrew Bogut, who was experimenting on a surgically repaired ankle, guarded him. Tonight, Warriors rookie Festus Ezeli will match up against the bruising Cousins.

Since the beginning of January, Cousins has averaged 22.5 points and 15.8 rebounds in five games against the Warriors.

Carl Landry will follow his 16-point, nine-rebound Tuesday night performance against his former team, the Hornets, with a matchup against another former team. The Warriors are 12-4 when Landry scores in double-figures.

“Let’s do it,” said Landry, who played a season-and-a-half with the Kings. “It’s going to be a dog fight, but at the same time those guys in the locker room are hungry and we know what they did to us the first time around. We’ve got to go get one.”

With a win in Sacramento, the Warriors would improve to 18-8 and go 10 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2007-08 season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow @jimmypspencer for more Warriors news and analysis.

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Report: Hawks release former Warriors point guard

Jarrett Jack is reportedly looking for a new team.

The Hawks waived the veteran point guard on Thursday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jack signed with Atlanta in July after he was released by the Nets in late June.

The soon-to-be 33-year old appeared in 79 games for the Warriors during the 2012-13 season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists over 29.7 minutes per contest.

He was even better in the 2013 playoffs, racking up 17.2 points and 4.7 assists in 12 games.

Jack made 32 appearances last year before he tore the ACL in his right knee in early January.

He was the 22nd overall pick in the 2005 draft.

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

Warriors waive three, roster stands at 15 players

The Warriors waived guards Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey and Elliot Williams, the team announced on Thursday.

Jones appeared in five preseason games, averaging 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 11.5 minutes. 

Pressey also appeared in five games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 assist in 10.7 minutes. 

Williams missed all six preseason games due to right knee surgery. 

All three players were originally signed on Sept. 16, 2016.

The roster now stands at 15 players.

Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Zaza Pachulia
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
David West
Anderson Varejao
Ian Clark
James Michael McAdoo
Kevon Looney
Patrick McCaw
Damian Jones
JaVale McGee 

Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this story