Will the Sacramento Kings put up any fight when they take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
During the winning streak, Golden State was won its last four contests handily by a double digit margin with its most recent win coming versus the Dallas Mavericks. They're the enemy know, so we're trying to kill 'em.
Since being traded to the Kings, Hield has played in 15 games and is averaging 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 27.9 minutes per game. Golden State is averaging 116.1 points per game on offense while allowing 104.5 points per game on defense. Asked before the game about his appearance at his alma mater's NCAA Tournament game Thursday night in San Jose, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, a former University of Arizona standout, admitted, "Not what I was hoping for".
Say what you want about the Kings, but they're still an National Basketball Association team and 18 points is insane and opens yourself up to a brutal backdoor cover. The Warriors and Kings combined for 34 turnovers and 31 fouls. (They lost just nine times all of last season.) Still, the strategy of resting everyone at once seemed to work. Fellow rookie Skal Labissiere had a string of four straight games scoring in double figures come to an end but was solid with eight points on 4-of-8 shooting and eight rebounds in a season-high 31 minutes. "That's how we create good-to-great shots, with our ball movement". The two men had a bet on the game beforehand.
Jordan Clarkson enjoyed the best night of his career with personal bests of 35 points and eight three-pointers in the Los Angeles Lakers' 130-119 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Barnes joined the Warriors - his second stint with the team in his career - to shore up depth for the team following Kevin Durant's left knee injury.
Among the critics is Harden, who has played in all of Houston's games this season and said he will "rest when I'm done". A long touchdown pass late in the third quarter led to an Andre Iguodala behind the back layup and roars from a sauced up crowd. Surely the organization will never forget what happened past year when the players overexerted themselves to beat the "95-'96 Chicago Bulls" regular season record and the toll it took upon their postseason performance.