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NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking Points from Golden State Warriors' win over Sacramento Kings

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264   //    06 Jan 2019, 13:00 IST

Curry put the team on his back and willed them to victory
Curry put the team on his back and willed them to victory

Final Score: Golden State Warriors defeat Sacramento Kings 127-123

The Golden State Warriors faced the Sacramento Kings twice this season before their Saturday night matchup, and both the matches went down to the wire, but the Warriors managed to survive.

The Warriors visited Sacramento for their final game of the regular season against the Kings. Both the teams once again put on a show and eventually, Curry put the team on his back and willed them to victory. With the win, the Warriors have completed a three-game sweep of the regular season series. Let us take a look at three of the talking points from this exciting contest at the Golden 1 Center.


#1 Stephen Curry's 42-point performance, 22 points in the fourth quarter

Stephen Curry knocked down 10 three-pointers against the Kings
Stephen Curry knocked down 10 three-pointers against the Kings

Stat line: 42 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals on 53.8 % shooting

After dropping 35 points against the Houston Rockets in an exciting overtime thriller, Stephen Curry was once again at his usual best as he tallied 42 points, including 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Warriors' comeback.

Curry hit 3 three-pointers in the first quarter and finished with nine points to give the Warriors a huge 14-point at the end of the first period. Even though Curry scored 7 points in the second quarter, Bogdanovic (10) and Jackson (10) brought the Kings back into the game and the Warriors only led by one point at the half.

The unanimous MVP's struggles became more visible in the third quarter as he missed several shots and only scored six points. Entering the fourth quarter with the Kings up by 7, Stephen Curry turned the game on its head and erupted for 20 points in the final quarter en route to his 42 points.

Curry passed Kyle Korver for fourth all-time in three-point field goal list and is just five three-pointers away from tying Jason Terry for the third place. Steph knocked down 10 three-pointers in this game and this is the 11th time in his career that he has hit 10 or more three-pointers in a single game.

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