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Marcus Thornton, Samuel Dalembert With Career Highs, Sacramento Kings Light Up Golden State Warriors

Marcus Thornton has probably been the biggest bright spot for the Sacramento Kings since he was traded from the New Orleans Hornets for the constantly misplaced Carl Landry. Thornton has been the team's leading scorer since he arrived, and it should be no surprise he lit up the Golden State Warriors for 42 points on 13 of 20 shooting, four four seven from three point land, 12 for 14 from the line, plus four steals.

But you know it's been a good night for Sacramento when Samuel Dalembert got his offense going too. Sammy D racked up 27 points (10 of 16 field goal shooting), 16 rebounds, and two blocks as he totally overwhelmed Golden State's meager frontline. DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points and 9 rebounds and Francisco Garcia contributed 13 points and 6 assists, while Beno Udrih chipped in with nine dimes. Sacramento led by 15 after one period, put up 71 points on the board in the first half, and led 107-84 after three periods. Despite some hot Golden State shooting in spurts, they had nothing on defense to stop the Kings.

For more, check out Sactown Royalty and Golden State of Mind. Also check out Ernie's recap of the game from a Warriors perspective.