Instant Analysis: Kings outlast Warriors, pick up upset win at Oracle
Kings upset Warriors at Oracle
Shorthanded, no handed, they’re still the Golden State Warriors. The Sacramento Kings walked into Oracle Arena Monday night and gave the reigning champs all they could handle. And then they gave them a little bit more.
Rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a floater in the lane to give the Kings the lead with 12.6 remaining. He grabbed a rebound on the other end and then finished off the Champs at the line.
In a shocker, the Kings snapped their eight-game losing streak in Oakland, besting the Warriors by a final of 110-106.
George Hill has been hit and miss all season long. Against the Warriors, he was hit. The veteran dropped in 4-for-5 from behind the arc for - points. When Hill is active, the Kings are a different team.
STANDOUT PERFORMER II
Frank Mason III is making a name for himself. The sub-6-footer went at veteran guard Shaun Livingston and despite a gigantic height disadvantage, the rookie made a huge impact. Mason finished the game with 14 points and four assists in a highly impactful 25 minutes of action.
STANDOUT PERFORMER III
The combination of Willie Cauley-Stein and Bogdan Bogdanovic is becoming something special. Cauley-Stein scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out six assists. Many of those points came courtesy of Bogdanovic, who chipped in 12 points and three assists.
TURNING POINT II
Bogdanovic went over Draymond Green with 12.6 seconds remaining to give the Kings a two-point lead. He sealed the deal at the line with a pair of free throws to give Sacramento the improbable win.
The Warriors were forced to play shorthanded with former MVP’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant sitting out the contest. Harry Giles is out until January at the earliest due to bilateral knee rehab.
The Kings return to Golden 1 Center Tuesday night to face the Milwaukee Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back. They’ll have a few days off before hitting the road for a four game trip beginning Friday in Chicago against the Bulls.