SAN JOSE – The Warriors return to SAP Center on Thursday night for what has become their annual South Bay preseason game, and this time it’s an all-Northern California affair.
The Sacramento Kings are traveling to San Jose to face the defending Western Conference champions.
The Warriors (1-1) dropped their preseason opener last weekend but recovered Tuesday night to drop a 120-75 bomb on the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors starters operated at such high efficiency they built a 53-point lead before coming out for good midway through the third quarter.
As the Warriors were spanking the Clippers in Oakland, the Kings (0-1) were thumping the Lakers in Anaheim – before the reserves blew a 13-point halftime lead and turned it into a 103-84 loss.
Warriors by 11.5
Warriors: SF Kevin Durant, PF Draymond Green, C Zaza Pachulia, SG Klay Thompson, PG Stephen Curry.
Kings: SF Rudy Gay, PF DeMarcus Cousins, C Kosta Koufos, SG Arron Afflalo, PG Darren Collison.
Warriors: F Kevon Looney (L groin strain) is listed as questionable. C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery) and G Elliot Williams (R knee surgery) are listed as out.
Kings: No injuries listed.
“It’s a team with, obviously, an embarrassment of riches. But at the same time, it’s a work in progress and one where you’re trying to find balance and understanding.” – Player development consultant Steve Nash on the Warriors