The Golden State Warriors almost pulled off an improbable victory against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, but the Kings held on for a 94-92 victory.
The Kings had an 11-point lead with 4:11 remaining in the game, but the Warriors were able to earn a final shot to win it. Point guard Stephen Curry missed the potential game-winner from way downtown.
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DeMarcus Cousins finished with 23 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Marcus Thornton posted 16 points for the Kings.
The Warriors jumped out to a 22-21 lead after one quarter of action, but the Kings made a comeback in the second quarter, outscoring the Warriors, 31-22.
Helping the Kings' cause on the night was the mediocre shooting of the Warriors throughout the game (39.7 percent). That included Curry, who had his third poor shooting night (3-of-15) in four games since signing a four-year, $44 million extension (via ESPN).
Shooting guard Klay Thompson finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for the losers.
Player of the Game: DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
DeMarcus Cousins had a monster game for the Kings, scoring at a high rate, rebounding the basketball, creating turnovers and blocking shots.
The third-year pro has posted two straight double-doubles after his big performance against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
Up Next for Warriors
Golden State hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. It will be each team's fifth game of the season.
Up Next for Kings
Sacramento hosts the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. The 0-3 Pistons travel to Denver on Tuesday before meeting up with the Kings.