Kings continue push towards playoffs vs. Warriors
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors try to make it two wins in a row
when they conclude a three-game road trip against the Sacramento Kings at ARCO
On Thursday, Jason Richardson scored 40 points, including a dramatic buzzer-
beating three-pointer to win the game for the Warriors, who beat the Dallas
Mavericks, 122-121, at American Airlines Center.
Mike Dunleavy scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Derek Fisher
added 17 points and dished out seven assists in the win over Dallas for the
Warriors, who have won three of their last four games overall.
Golden State is a dismal 11-22 on the road this season.
Sacramento plays the first of a brief two-game homestand. On Saturday, Mike
Bibby had 24 points and eight assists to lead the Kings over the Utah Jazz,
91-89, at the Delta Center.
Bonzi Wells added 23 points and collected eight rebounds, while Kenny Thomas
and Brad Miller ended with 11 points apiece for the Kings, who are No.8 in the
Western Conference playoff race and lead the Hornets by two games for the
final postseason berth. They are just one game behind the seven-seeded Lakers.
The Kings are 23-11 at home this season. They have won 14 in a row on their
homecourt. The last time Sacramento lost in front of its fans was on January
8th to the Indiana Pacers.
This is the third meeting of the campaign between the clubs. In the two
previous contests, both teams picked up a win at home.
The Warriors have lost 21 of their last 24 at Sacramento.
Golden State is scheduled to host Sacramento on March 31st in the final
meeting of the season between the squads.