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Stephen Curry Puts On a Show, Leads Warriors to 3-2 Series Lead Over Kings

by Joshua Brown
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The Golden State Warriors won a big game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Stephen Curry scored 31 points, while Draymond Green had his highest-scoring game in five years. This earned the Warriors their first road win of the series and they now have a 3-2 lead!

The Warriors won an away game, setting a new NBA-record of 28 victories in a row in the playoffs. This covered their whole time where Curry, Green and Klay Thompson have been part of their team. Coach Steve Kerr said he was glad to recognize how they stayed calm when Sacramento almost caught up during the last five minutes and then made big moves that gave them control until the very end.

Green had an amazing game and scored 21 points, as well as helping his team with 7 assists. This was his first time back at Sacramento since he got kicked out and later suspended for stepping on Domantas Sabonis’ chest during a Game 2 loss.

On Friday night Golden State will try to finish the series with their 4th consecutive win.

Green stated that this team has grown together over the years, although it took longer than usual this year. Things are finally starting to go well for them.

The defending champion Warriors finally proved why they deserved the title – by winning on the road. During the regular season, Golden State only had 11 wins away from home and lost their first two games in Sacramento. But this time they managed to come up with a win!

Coach Kerr said that this team is not the same one from earlier in the year. What happened in the past doesn’t matter now – the current team won a championship last year and are used to winning away games. Our players have shown that they know how to do it, as demonstrated by their win tonight!

The Kings were behind 12 points in the fourth quarter after Curry made a layup, but they kept pushing to catch up. Malik Monk scored 11 points over five minutes and brought them within one point of victory with just over four minutes left. However, Monk missed a shot that could have tied the game right at the end and the Warriors regained control of their lead.

Andrew Wiggins made a shot that gave the team five more points and then Curry finished the game off with a three-point play with 22.1 seconds left making it 122-114.

Thompson added 25 points, Wiggins had 20 and Kevon Looney got an amazing 22 rebounds!

Curry said ” we can feel proud about our work tonight, but we still have work to do.” Everyone was really happy because they needed this win.

De’Aaron Fox still managed to score 24 points even though he had broken his index finger on his shooting hand! Monk and Sabonis also got 21 points each.

Fox took 6 shots in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately none of them went in and he ended up with no points for that time period.

When asked if Fox’s injury had an effect, Coach Mike Brown said “Yes, most definitely” and added about how amazing it was for him to be playing at all, despite being injured.

Fox started to play even though he hurt his finger in Game 4. He had a splint on and it didn’t affect his performance, as he made 3 shots from far away in the 1st quarter helping Sacramento take an advantage of 10 points.

The Warriors pushed back in the 2nd quarter with Thompson making three 3-pointers during a 12-0 run which resulted in Golden State leading by 60-56 at halftime.

Guard Davion Mitchell said it was do-or-die; they needed to strike first. Draymond Green was more confident when attacking, scoring the most points he has since 2018 (21). His friends were even surprised by how well he can score, they compared him to one of the greatest shooters ever.

Coach Kerr said it was like Draymond Green just shot the biggest shot of the game, like how Dirk Nowitzki would do a fadeaway.

In the game, Stephen Curry scored more points than Magic Johnson in playoffs and got past him in the fifth place with 3,727 points. He also became the first Warriors player since 1972 to have two games with over 20 rebounds each in a playoff series. Lastly, Golden State was given two ‘transition take’ penalties during the fourth quarter of the game.

The Sacramento Kings had a bad night when it comes to shooting 3-pointers — they shot 8 out of 12 in the first quarter but then went 0 for 9 in the second quarter and were only 2 for 21 from 3-point range during the last three quarters. If the Warriors win their game on Friday night, since 2014-15 when head coach Steve Kerr took over, they will have a perfect 19 wins and no losses against Western Conference teams in playoff series.

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