The Warriors (52-16) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 117-106 win over the Lakers on Wednesday and enter Friday’s game without without Stephen Curry (right ankle), Klay Thompson (fractured thumb) and now Kevin Durant (ribs), who’ll sit Friday. On the positive side, Draymond Green will return after missing Wednesday’s game with a sore shoulder.
The Kings (22-47) beat the Warriors 110-106 in Oakland in November when Golden State was missing both Durant and Curry. The Warriors then returned the favor on Feb. 2, using 33 points from Durant to defeat Sacramento 119-104 at Golden One Arena.
Sacramento is coming off a well-earned, 123-119 overtime win over the Heat on Wednesday night. Buddy Hield scored a team-high 24 points in the victory.
The teams will meet two more times this season, including two weeks from Saturday in Sacramento.
The Warriors will face a back-to-back test Saturday when they travel to Phoenix to face the Suns before returning home next Tuesday to play the Spurs.
Here are the projected starting lineups:
C Zaza Pachulia
PF Draymond Green
SF Andre Iguodala
SG Nick Young
PG Quinn Cook
C Willie Cauley-Stein
PF Zach Randolph
SF Justin Jackson
SG Bogdan Bogdanovich
PG De’Aaron Fox
Half: Warriors 59, Kings 57. Quinn Cook has 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting, 4-for-4 from beyond the arc.Kings down 59-57 at hal. Hield has 14 pts for the Kings, Cook 18 for the Warriors. Warriors shot 59.5%, Kings 50%Half. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdek7UUQAMEINp.jpgHalf: Warriors 59, Kings 57. Quinn Cook has 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting, 4-for-4 from beyond the arc.Quinn Cook has a new season-high with 18 points (career-high is 22, set at Golden State on April 8, 2017). He’s 7-of-7 from the field and has hit a career-high four three-pointers (4-of-4 3FG).Buckets. t.co
Retrievers!!!Quinn is COOKIN’ t.co
I really enjoy the fact that UMBC is shamelessly laying wood.Quinn is cookin’
GSW 55 SAC 52, 2:55 left in the 2nd..Cook has season high 16 pointsQuinn Cook has a team-high 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including 4-for-4 from beyond the 3-point line. Warriors 55, Kings 52 with 2:55 left in the 2nd.defense and finish from Frank
America RN: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdchDGV4AAlhCA.jpgDray Andre for the bucket Omri Casspi has a sprained right ankle and will not return to the gameOmri Casspi suffered a sprained right ankle, according to the Warriors.Never underestimate the power of the peanut butter cracker. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdc9IwVoAA1APM.jpgWarriors say Omri Casspi has a sprained right ankle and will not returnOmri Casspi (sprained right ankle) will not return to tonight’s game.Omri Casspi has a sprained right ankle and will not return tonightI am a big fan of this team in yellow they put together at the rec center a few hours before the game.Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle) will not return to tonight’s game.Kings lead 51-50, 4:25 before halftimeA banner day for SadFans.comGood news is, we’re up. Bad new is…by 1 point. 4:37 left in the half #DubNation GSW 50 SAC 49, 4:37 left in 2nd. The Warriors had one turnover in the first 16 minutes, have 5 turnovers in the 3 minutes and change..@QCook323 is lighting it up in the first quarter!
The @warriors #2WayPlayer has 13 PTS, shooting 5-5 from the flo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Kings are down 50-49, even though the Warriors are shooting 64.3%. Kings are at 54.5%, but have hit 9/15 3sHaven’t been good since George Niang signed that two-way with Utah tbh twitter.com/ThompsonScribe…A better angle of Omri Casspi rolling his right ankle tonight…
Casspi didn’t step on anybody’s foot. He just planted the right ankle and rolled it
Tough break for Casspi if this is serious. Was just beginning to find his footing within the Warriors offense.Omri is limping to the locker room. Not another injury….Steph, Zaza, and JaVale now hovered over Omri as Chelsea Lane helps him up. Casspi is now headed to the locker room.Casspi got up from the bench, but he is heading to the locker room with the training staffAnd now some more injuries, Omri Casspi is on the bench in painYet another injury for the Warriors as Omri Casspi is holding his right leg in painCasspi is down holding his ankle.Kosta now has a tech in two straight games.Virginia … what is you doing?This 1st quarter was definitely more of a 3rd quarter if you catch our drift…
First Quarter Box Score https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdXeLxVAAIYPlF.jpgFirst Quarter Box Score https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdXeLxVAAIYPlF.jpgGSW 36 SAC 29 end of one…the Warriors are 7-9 from three, the Kings are 7-11. On the year, Golden State averages 11.7 makes from 3 per game and the Kings 9.In other news, here at Oracle if you buy one Crown Royal, the second for a “friend” is half off.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdXHNPVQAASFCK.jpgWarriors lead 36-29 after 1Q. Warriors shot 14/21, 7/9 on 3s. Cook has 13 points. Kings shot 11/22, 7/11 on 3s. Hield has 8 pts.END of 1st: Warriors 36, Kings 29. Golden State shooting 66.7% from the field to start, including 77.8% from three. Quinn Cook is your leading scorer with 13 points on 5 of 5 shooting.With 13 points in the first quarter, Quinn Cook has tied his season-high in scoring, which he originally set on Wed… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…With 13 points in the first quarter, Quinn Cook has tied his season-high in scoring, which he originally set on Wednesday with 13 points in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers.Another 3 from Quinn Cook. He now has 13 first-quarter points on 5 of 5 shooting.QUINN!Draymond set to check in next break. Steve’s trying a lot of different lineups to start tonight.GSW 26 SAC 18 3:02 left in 1st..Cook has 10 pointsWarriors missing players? They’re shooting 10/15, 5/7 from 3, lead 26-18, 3:02 left in the first quarterCall Nick Young “Swaggy Hustle.” He can’t finish after going baseline. But he dives on the floor for the looseball, pases to Quinn Cook and then sets a screen for him. Cook drains the 3Warriors current shooting numbers without Steph, Klay and KD:
66.7% from the field
71.1% from 3Bottoms
Kevon Looney and JaVale McGee in for Zaza and DraymondWe may have a Nick Young game. He just hit his second three of the night on an off-balance fall away shot. Warriors up 21-15Nick beats the shot clock for t.co
Not surprising here: But Draymond’s defense, playmaking and leadership setting the tone for a Warriors team without three of their All-StarsKings down 16-9 with 6:17 left in the first.No Steph, no Klay and no Kevin? No problem. The Warriors are shooting 85.7% from the field, 75% from beyond the arc. They’re ahead of Sac, 15-9, w/ 6:49 left in the 1st.Quinn’s got 5 points & 2 assists in 5 minutes GSW 15 SAC 9, 6:49 left in first..Warriors are shooting 6-7, 3-4 outside the arcThe Warriors’ offense sizzling once again. They’re up 15-9 over Kings. They’re shooting 85.7% from field & 75% from 3. And there’s no Steph, Klay or DurantDubs vs. Kings tonight for a NorCal showdown. @warriorsvox sets the scene soundcloud.com/warriors/vs-ki…And Nick Young swishes his first 3. Looks like he’s ready to get startedGame. On #DubNation Tonight’s Warriors starters:
GSW vs. SAC
Oakland, CA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdNMa4U8AEGtcu.jpg Kings starters presented by @VSPVisionCare https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYdLFOaU0AAcTRY.jpg
Source: East Bay Live updates: Warriors vs. Kings on Friday night