Warriors drop Kings
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Matt Barnes poured in a career-high 32 points
and pulled down 11 rebounds as Golden State beat up on Sacramento, 126-113, at
Barnes, who recorded his first career double-double, finished 13-of-22 from
the floor while Mickael Pietrus posted 21 points and Andris Biedrins and Mike
Dunleavy each scored 20 for the Warriors, who have won two of their last three
Monta Ellis added 16 points and Baron Davis contributed 14 in the win.
Golden State shot 53 percent from the field.
Kevin Martin led the Kings with 32 points on 10-of-18 shooting and Ron Artest
donated 22 points with nine boards for the Kings, who have dropped six of
John Salmons finished with 18 points and 10 assists, Mike Bibby scored 16
points and Shareef-Abdur Rahim had 11 for Sacramento, which lost its fourth
straight road game.
Golden State broke an 18-18 tie in the first quarter with an 11-0 spurt capped
by Pietrus’ trey with 2:34 left. Sacramento, though, cut within seven, 32-25,
on a Salmons three-pointer at the buzzer.
Late in the second, the Warriors opened up a 16-point advantage on a three-
point play by Dunleavy and went into the locker room with a 68-54 cushion
after Ellis’ three.
The Kings got as close as seven, 88-81 on Abdur-Rahim’s hook shot late in the
third, but Golden State scored seven of the final eight points in the frame
for a 13-point lead and cruised to victory in the fourth.
Sacramento finished 43 percent shooting.
Biedrins also grabbed 14 rebounds…Davis dished out 13 helpers…Artest was a
perfect 13-of-13 from the charity stripe…The Warriors have won eight of 11
against the Kings…The Warriors host Houston on Thursday while Sacramento
travels to Utah on Friday.