SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Stephen Curry scored a season-high 47 points and knocked down seven 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 116-113 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
“Steph was breathtaking,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He is one of the greatest players of all time. He’s been playing well so many nights … this even seemed like something special for him.”
Andrew Wiggins had 25 points and Klay Thompson added 16 for the Warriors before Curry made two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to seal the win.
Draymond Green added 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Green dunked with 37 seconds left to extend Golden State’s lead to three.
Curry, Thompson, Green and Wiggins returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday against New Orleans.
Thompson is sitting out back-to-back nights with ACL and Achilles tendon injuries in 2019 and 2020. Green is similarly limited by a back injury suffered last season.
Curry rested because of elbow soreness and Wiggins because of a sore left foot.
De’Aaron Fox had 28 points and six assists for Sacramento (3-6), which had a chance to tie the game before Kevin Huerter missed a 3-pointer on the final possession.
“I feel bad for our guys,” Mike Brown said on the final possession. “I think it’s hard to be a Sacramento King because Kevin was fouled. … I asked the referee if it was a foul, he said no. It was obviously a foul.”
Malik Monk had 24 points, six rebounds and four assists off the bench. Domantas Sabonis added 19 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.
“We’re close,” Monk said. “We’re super close. You can tell the way we play.”
After the Kings were down 12 early, Sacramento closed the first quarter on a 14-2 run. The Warriors opened the second half with a 13-2 run to cut it to one point with 8:24 left in the third.
“I really liked our energy in the second half,” Kerr said. “It just felt like we were present … we did enough to do that.”
Sacramento lost to Golden State 130-125 on Oct. 23, highlighted by an 89-point Warriors first half. Golden State plays at Sacramento on Sunday.
KERR ENCOURAGES VOTING
Before the game, Kerr addressed the crowd and encouraged fans to vote on Tuesday. Kerr and other players and coaches wore “Vote” T-shirts. The NBA will have no games on Tuesday.
“The league is really promoting it around the country with all 30 teams playing tonight and none of the 30 teams playing tomorrow night,” Kerr said. “It’s symbolic, but it also gives players, coaches and staff an opportunity to vote tomorrow if they’re in their home counties … hopefully people will go to the polls tomorrow.”
Warriors: G Donte DiVincenzo went through pregame warmups and could be available Friday after being sidelined since Oct. 23 with a hamstring injury. … Kerr was fouled with 1:27 left in the first half. Curry got one with 5:55 left in the third.
Kings: Fox made 29 straight free throws before missing one in the second quarter. His last loss came against Los Angeles on October 22nd. … Fox has scored 25 points or more in six games this season. … Sacramento ranked 24th in the NBA in free throw percentage (74.1%) on Monday and shot 25 of 29. … Sacramento has won three of four.
Warriors: Host Cleveland on Friday.
Kings: Host Cleveland on Wednesday.