With a strong performance from Stephen Curry and his new-look supporting cast, the Warriors on Thursday beat the Kings 113-109 in Sacramento in their final game of the preseason.
Curry’s 17-point flurry in the third quarter helped swing the game and open up a 17-point lead. He finished with 29 points on 9-for-23 shooting (6-for-13 from 3-point range), six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.
Along with Curry, wings Andrew Wiggins (19 points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks) and Kelly Oubre (22 points and four rebounds) helped create shots, push the pace and limit Sacramento’s perimeter scorers.
For conditioning reasons, Draymond Green and James Wiseman did not play at all in the preseason after testing positive for the coronavirus prior to training camp.
The Warriors, who finished 2-1 in a preseason shortened by the pandemic, open the regular season Tuesday at Brooklyn. It will be their first encounter with Kevin Durant since he left the Bay Area as a free agent in 2019. Following the opener, they go to Milwaukee to play the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Christmas Day.
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