The Sacramento Kings wrapped up their short preseason by splitting their two game series with the Golden State Warriors. Marcus Thornton hit a clutch three with under a minute left to put Sacramento up, and that ended up making the difference. Thornton finished with 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Kings to victory.
DeMarcus Cousins made his season debut; despite having 10 rebounds and two blocks, he turned the ball over nine times and made only two of his nine shots, plus two of his seven free throws. J.J. Hickson was actually the better big, scoring 19 points and hauling in nine boards. Tyreke Evans was also inconsistent, posting seven assists but also seven turnovers to go along with his 15 points. Jimmer Fredette was decent with 13 points of his own.
David Lee led the Warriors with 30 points and 13 rebounds, while Monta Ellis put in 19 points and six assists. Stephen Curry went down early with an ankle injury, which has been originally diagnosed as a right sprain. Klay Thompson had to take most of Curry's minutes, and he struggled mightily, shooting two of 15 from the field.
To discuss the game with Kings fans, go to Sactown Royalty. To discuss the game with Warriors fans, head to Golden State of Mind.