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October 10, 2010
Gameday blog: Kings at Warriors

FINAL
Warriors 95, Kings 86

The Kings won't like how they shot, after finishing at 34.1 percent. The Warriors only made 41.2 percent from the field, but managed to outrebound the Kings, 54-50.

DeMarcus Cousins fouled out with 17 points (7 of 18 shooting) and 11 rebounds. Jason Thompson had nine points and 12 rebounds. Francisco Garcia finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

In what was a very Jon Brockman-like effort, Jeff Adrien came off the Warriors bench to grab 15 rebounds in 23 minutes. He also had 11 points and drew the sixth foul on Cousins.

THIRD QUARTER
Warriors 75, Kings 59

The Kings are now shooting 33.8 percent. Only thre players (Luther Head, Omri Casspi and Francisco Garcia) have made at least half of their shots.

Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are a combined 6 of 19 for 14 points, 13 rebounds and nine fouls.

Tyreke Evans played the entire third and has made 2 of 6 for five points tonight. he has four turnovers to lead all players.

SECOND QUARTER
Warriors 51, Kings 45

Looks like Tyreke Evans will have an easy night again. He's played just four mintues after picking up three fouls and hasn't been back in the game.

Things fell apart fast without Evans in the last preseason game against the Clippers, especially with Beno Udrih out.

But the offense is running better than it did against the Clippers. The Kings had two assists at halftime against the Clippersk, but have 14 assists tonight. Francisco Garcia and Luther Head each have three assists.

The Kings are shooting just 37.5 percent, but have made 6 of 11 from three-point range. Luther Head and Omri Casspi have each made two threes.

Garcia has looked good tonight. He leads the Kings with 10 points and also has five rebounds.

FIRST QUARTER
Warriors 26, Kings 25

DeMarcus Cousins has seven points and four rebounds in his first experience against the small ball-loving Warriors. Jason Thompson has six points and four rebounds.

But the player that jumped out to me was Luther Head, who is trying to earn a roster spot. He had five points and two assists in nine minutes, hitting a three pointer.

With Pooh Jeter locked in as the backup point guard, Head's best chance to make the team is to prove he can make perimeter shots consistently since he's have to be a combo guard to earn minutes.

Stephen Curry had six points and five rebounds in the first for the Warriors.

*The Kings' depth in the frontcourt was hurt again with the news forward Carl Landry will not travel with the Kings for tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland because of an eye injury.

After yesterday's practice I was told Landry had problems with a contact lens.

Center Samuel Dalembert (strained left adductor), center Hassan Whiteside (strained left patellar tendon) and guard Beno Udrih (sprained right shoulder) are also out tonight.

--Jason Jones



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