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December 19, 2012
In-game blog: Kings vs. Warriors

FINAL
Kings 131, Warriors 127

The Kings ended their five-game losing streak with a season-high scoring night with seven players scoring in double figures.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (8-17) with 24 points. Aaron Brooks added a season-high 23 points.

Stephen Curry had a season-high 32 points for the Warriors (17-9). David Leed had 29 points and Jarrett Jack added 28 points off the bench.

The Kings withstood the Warriors rallying from 15 down in the game and overcame giving up 39 points in the fourth quarter. The Kings scored at least 30 points in every quarter.

THIRD QUARTER
Kings 99, Warriors 88

Stephen Curry was hot for the Warriors, but the Kings' balanced offense was enough to hold off the Warriors.

Curry scored 17 of his 26 points in the third, but the Kings have six players in double figures, led by DeMarcus Cousins with 20 points. Cousins had 13 points in the third.

Aaron Brooks has 18 points for the Kings.

It has been one of the more efficient games for the Kings thus far. They are shooting 52.3 percent and have 20 assists against eight turnovers.

The Kings will finish the game without Francisco Garcia. He did not return to the game because of a sore lower back after a hard fall in the second quarter.

HALFTIME
Kings 63, Warriors 55

The Kings have stayed hot enough to hold off the Warriors, who finally started shooting better in the second quarter.

Aaron Brooks has 14 points and Jimmer Fredette has 11 points off the bench. Fredette has picked up where he left off in Phoenix where he scored a career-high 22 points.

The Kings are shooting 50 percent (22 of 44) and have only five turnovers. They led by as many as 15 points, but the Warriors narrowed the lead behind David Lee (22 points) and Jarrett Jack (15 points).

The Kings have also benefited with 18 free throws (making 15) while the Warriors have attempted six.

FIRST QUARTER
Kings 33, Warriors 24

Aaron Brooks is off to a hot start to give the Kings an early advantage. Brooks missed one of his six shots and has 12 points. Jason Thompson already has seven rebounds for the Kings.

The Kings shot 12 of 22 (54.5 percent) while the Warriors shot 10 of 26 (38.5 percent) to start the game.

The Kings already have nine assists, too.

The Kings are without Tyreke Evans (sore left knee) but did get back Marcus Thornton. He'd missed the last four games to be with his mother, who was ill.



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