FILE – Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a basket to cross Wilt Chamberlain because the Golden State Warriors all-time main scorer in the course of the first quarter of their sport towards the Denver Nuggets at Chase Middle on April 12, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Photographs/AFP (Picture by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Photographs by way of AFP)
Draymond Inexperienced assisted on a go-ahead hoop by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 1:42 to play after which adopted in a Stephen Curry miss 34 seconds later, serving to the Golden State Warriors maintain off the visiting Sacramento Kings for a 117-113 victory Sunday night time.
A second straight win pushed Golden State (31-30) over .500 in its pursuit of a playoff spot within the Western Convention and gave the Warriors a 2-1 season-series victory over their Northern California rival.
The loss was crucial to the Kings (24-36), who fell 6 1/2 video games behind Golden State within the playoff chase.
Curry had the recent hand anew, ending with 37 factors. He made 7-of-14 from deep to push his complete to 85, setting the report for probably the most 3-pointers made in a month.
In a sport matching groups that had cut up dwelling blowout wins earlier within the season — the Warriors by 31 in January, the Kings by 22 in March — neither crew led by greater than 9 and entered the fourth quarter separated by simply two factors, with Golden State up 94-92.
After 4 ties and three lead modifications within the last interval, the Warriors trailed 111-110 after a Tyrese Haliburton layup with 1:55 to play earlier than Oubre dropped in his large hoop.
Richaun Holmes had an opportunity to tie the sport and put the Kings forward, however missed two free throws, after which Curry couldn’t join from the inside. However Inexperienced bought to the ball first, tipping it in to provide Golden State a three-point cushion.
Haliburton bought Sacramento inside 114-113 on a layup with 18.5 seconds remaining, and the Kings caught a break when Curry missed one among two free throws with 9.2 seconds left.
However Harrison Barnes, who had hit 5 of his first eight 3-point makes an attempt, misfired on a possible game-winning 27-footer.
Fouled with seven-tenths of a second remaining after grabbing the rebound, Curry capped a 37-point sport with two clinching free throws.
Curry’s game-high level complete got here regardless of an uncharacteristic three misses on the foul line in 11 makes an attempt. He shot 11-for-21 from the sphere.
Oubre chipped in with 19 factors, Andrew Wiggins 13, Mychal Mulder 11 and Juan Toscano-Anderson 10 for the Warriors, who opened a three-game homestand with a 118-97 win over Denver on Friday. Golden State has received 4 in a row at dwelling.
Inexperienced completed with game-highs in rebounds with 14 and assists with 13 to enhance eight factors.
Hitting six 3-pointers, Buddy Hield had a team-high 25 factors, Haliburton 24 to go together with a team-high eight assists and Barnes 23 for the Kings, who misplaced for the eleventh time of their final 13 video games.
Holmes additionally scored in double figures for Sacramento with 11 factors.
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