SAN FRANCISCO -- These aren’t your championship Warriors.
The Kings walked into Chase Center Tuesday night and while it wasn’t always pretty, they put the smackdown on the team from the Bay Area.
Golden State struggled from the perimeter, hitting just 4-of-28 shots from long range. Sacramento countered by knocking down just 19-of-34 from the free-throw line to let the Warriors stick around.
In the end, it was too much Buddy Hield in the fourth for Golden State (12-46), and the Kings came away with the 112-94 win.
Here are three takeaways as Sacramento (24-33) picked up their third straight victory to improve to 24-33 on the season.
Better late than never
Hield had a quiet game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, scoring just seven points in 15 minutes of action.
The Kings’ leading scorer got off to a slow start at Chase, but then let it fly to open the fourth. Hield hit the Warriors with three straight 3-pointers to open up a 17-point lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Hield scored 15 of their 19 points in the final period and chipped in six rebounds. Buddy showed up when his team needed it and put the game away.
Barnes does it again
Harrison Barnes came into Tuesday averaging 17.2 points on 54.8 percent shooting from 3-point range over his previous five games. He put on another show against the Warriors.
The Kings’ starting small forward posted 14 points in the first quarter to get the ball rolling. He was quiet late but still managed to post 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting including a pair of makes from long range.
Barnes decided back in December that he wouldn’t shave his face until the team got to .500. He now seems to be harnessing the power of the beard.
Making an impact
After failing to notch a double-double in his first 87 career games, Harry Giles almost got a streak going.
The second-year center scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the Warriors' frontline. He struggled in the pick-and-roll against Marquese Chriss, but was active and made an impact on the floor.
If Giles can continue to play like this, Walton will have plenty of options in the post when Richaun Holmes eventually returns to the court.