Warriors continue push towards postseason in Sacramento
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors continue their push to qualify
for the postseason for the first time since 1994, as they visit the Sacramento
Kings tonight at ARCO Arena.
The Warriors are tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth and final
playoff berth in the Western Conference.
Golden State will try to win its second straight game this evening. Stephen
Jackson scored 28 points to lead the Warriors to a 126-102 victory over the
Utah Jazz on Monday at ORACLE Arena.
Baron Davis had 19 points and eight assists in the win over Utah for the
Warriors, who have won five of their last six games overall. Monta Ellis and
Matt Barnes both ended with 16 points, while Al Harrington contributed 15
points and 11 rebounds for Golden State.
The Warriors are a dismal 10-29 on the road this season. They will split their
final four games of the season between home and the road. After tonight’s
contest, Golden State returns home to host Minnesota and Dallas before
finishing the season on April 18th at Portland.
The disappointing Kings return home after going 1-1 on a two-game road trip.
On Wednesday, Tim Duncan poured in 26 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and
blocked four shots to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-100 win over
Sacramento at the AT&T Center.
Mike Bibby and Francisco Garcia both had 22 points in the loss for the Kings,
who have dropped six of their last eight games overall.
Sacramento is 20-18 at ARCO Arena this season. The Kings will visit the
Clippers on Sunday, and will then return home to host the Hornets and Lakers
in their final two games of the season.
Golden State is 2-1 against the Kings this season. The Warriors have dropped
two in a row at Sacramento.