SAN FRANCISCO – With Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins unable to play any more in the league’s COVID protocols, the Warriors were looking for someone to help Steph Curry lift the offensive load against the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
But many hands do light work.
Or, as the warriors would say – there is strength in numbers.
Six of the Warriors’ players scored double-digit points, the Golden State bench combined for 47 points, and Drummond Green had the first triple-double of the season to support Curry, who scored 30 points—in the fourth quarter. 15 – State win 113-98 in Golden.
Those multiple Golden State hands also made 12 steals in the game. It was his 12th 10-plus stolen game of the season for the NBA top-order defense.
Damien Lee – usually a bench player – started in Poole’s position and scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting to further strengthen the Warriors’ offense.
Gary Peyton II and Otto Porter each had 12 points off the bench. Andre Igodala added 10.
The Warriors had a 15-point lead and a 12-point lead in the first half, but that advantage was shattered in the third quarter, when Sacramento took a two-point lead with less than two minutes to play in the frame and curry. Took. On the bench.
Curry sat in the last three minutes of the third. The Warriors survived, and the long rest going into the quarter-break allowed Curry to start fourth and perhaps gleaned his big frame. In the fourth match, the Warriors scored 10-0, which proved the difference in the match.
The Kings, at the back-end of the two-city back-to-back, were without D’Aron Fox, Marvin Bagley and 2021 first-round pick Davian Mitchell, in addition to three other plays and their interim coach Alvin Gentry. , He was led by second-year point guard Tyrese Halliburton – 24 points, 11 assists on 8-for-18 shooting – and Buddy Heald, who had 18 second-half points.
Green recorded his triple-double in the first three quarters of the game, scoring 12 points, picking up 10 rebounds, and providing 10 assists in his first 28 minutes on Monday. He finished with 16 points. The Warriors are now 30-1 in the regular season when Green has a triple-double.
Jonathan Cuminga started his second straight game on Monday with Wiggins. But the rookie and No. 7 overall pick played only six minutes before being ruled out due to a lower back stiffness.
Cuminga scored two points, a steal, and was a plus-seven with Greene and Curry.