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November 5, 2012
In-game blog: Kings beat the Warriors, 94-92

FINAL
Kings 94, Warriors 92

Stephen Curry missed a deep three pointer at the buzzer as the Kings (1-3) held off the Golden State Warriors (2-2) for their first win of the season.

The Kings were outscored 28-19 in the fourth but held on thanks to the play of Aaron Brooks, who scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Marcus Thornton finished with 16 points.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 22 points. David Lee added 20 points.

THIRD QUARTER
Kings 75, Warriors 64

DeMarcus Cousins had a big third quarter and is up to 21 points to go with 14 rebounds. After making 9 of 27 in the loss to Indiana, Cousins has made made 9 of 14 shots. He only has two personal fouls, but did draw his second technical foul of the season. He was called for a tech along with Andrew Bogut.

After five turnovers in the first quarter, the Kings have only eight for the game.

Meanwhile the Warriors have 11 turnovers that have led to 15 points for the Kings. The Warriors are shooting 38.3 percent with Stephen Curry missing nine of his 11 shots.

Klay Thompson has 15 points to lead the Warriors.

HALFTIME
Kings 52, Warriors 44

The Kings' bench provided a boost, led by Marcus Thornton. Thornton has 14 points, four rebounds and three assists as the Kings outscored the Warriors 31-22 in the second quarter.

The Kings have 11 assists, eight coming from bench players. The bench has scored 32 points for the Kings.

David Lee leads the Warriors with 12 points. Stephen Curry six points and seven assists.

The Kings have held the Warriors to 37.5 percent shooting.

FIRST QUARTER
Warriors 22, Kings 21

The Kings shot 45 percent (9 of 20), which is good for them this season, to overcome five turnovers, but still trail the Warriors early.

Isaiah Thomas has seven points while DeMarcus Cousins has six points and five rebounds. Marcus Thornton has five points in 4 minutes off the bench. Thornton also has two assists.

Harrison Barnes leads the Warriors with six points. The Warriors lead even though they are shooting 34.8 percent.



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