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March 6, 2013
In-game blog: Kings at Warriors

FINAL
Warriors 87, Kings 83

OAKLAND - Klay Thompson's three pointer with 7.5 seconds to play gave the Warriors (35-27) the lead for good as the Kings lost for the ninth time in 11 games.

Thompson finished with a game-high 20 points. His late three were his only points of the fourth quarter.

The Kings took an 83-82 lead on a three by Patrick Patterson with 1:24 to play, but could not execute on offense with chances to extend the lead late.

Jason Thompson led the Kings (21-42) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Patterson had 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

In 119 meetings in the Sacramento era, never have the Kings and Warriors both scored under 90 points in a game until tonight.

THIRD QUARTER
Warriors 69, Kings 63

OAKLAND - This isn't the kind of score most would have expected between two teams that have struggled to defend.

The Warriors did manage to score 28 points in the third quarter, led by Klay Thompson who has 17 points. But the Warriors are shooting just 39.7 percent, slightly better than the Kings at 38.7 percent.

The Kings are close even though their two leading scorers are having bad shooting nights. DeMarcus Cousins has five points on 2-of-10 shooting. Tyreke Evans has seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. Evans does have a team-high six assists.

The Kings have been outrebounded 37-26. Jason Thompson has 11 points and six rebounds to lead the Kings.

HALFTIME
Kings 44, Warriors 41

OAKLAND - There was plenty of Kings' defense on display.

That's right, defense.

The Kings held the Warriors to 13 points in the second quarter on 5-for-20 shooting. The effort was led by reserves Toney Douglas, Patrick Patterson, Chuck Hayes, and Marcus Thornton for the most part.

John Salmons was the only start that played the entire second quarter while DeMarcus Cousins did not play at all in the quarter.

In addition to his on-ball defense, Douglas also scores seven points. Jason Thompson has nine points to lead the Kings.

David Lee has 13 points to lead the Warriors.

FIRST QUARTER
Warriors 28, Kings 21

OAKLAND - The Kings led by five early before the Warriors started making three pointers and eventual led by as many as 10 points.

The Warriors made 11 shots in the first quarter, five being three pointers in 10 attempts.

The Kings shot 9-for-21 in the quarter with six turnovers. The warriors weren't much better, shooting 11-for-24 with seven turnovers.

But the Kings made just two of their six three pointers.

Klay Thompson has a game-high eight points for the Warriors. Jason Thompson leads the Kings with six points.

Keith Smart is using Toney Douglas ahead of Jimmer Fredette as the backup point guard tonight. That's not a surprise considering the offensive prowess of Golden State point guards Stephen Curry and Jarrett Jack.



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