Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Recap: Kings 90, Warriors 71

The Sacramento Kings (1-2) notched their first win at the 2015 NBA Summer League behind a balanced attack. The Kings had six players register double-digit point totals in their 90-71 triumph over the Golden State Warriors (1-2) Monday at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.
Golden State scored the game's first six points and owned as much as an eight-point lead, 10-2, just 96 seconds into the contest. Unfortunately, things turned for the worse, as Sacramento tallied 21 of the quarter's final 27 points.
The Kings turnaround was a result of 50 percent shooting (9-for-21) after a 0-for-3 start. Six different players had a hand in the comeback with Eric Moreland leading the way with six points. James Anderson pitched in five, while Willie Cauley-Stein, David Stockton and DeAndre Liggins had three apiece. Shaquielle McKissic capped the scoring -- and the first quarter -- with a free throw to close the stanza with a seven-point cushion.
Sacramento pushed its edge to double digits early in the second and as much as 30 in the third.
The Kings were able to distance themselves from the Warriors because of their shooting. They outshot Golden State 51.5 percent (35-for-68) to 32.9 percent (26-for-79). They also owned a 20-point differential (52-32) in points in the paint.
Anderson, the 20th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, led all players with 17 points off a perfect 6-for-6 day from the field. He was 1-for-1 from 3-point range and 4-for-6 from the charity stripe.
The Kings got 13 points apiece from David Wear, Cauley-Stein and Duje Dukan. Moreland added 11 more, while Stockton added 10.
Dominique Sutton and Stefan Nastic had 14 each in a losing effort for the Warriors.
Both teams will have to wait until Tuesday evening to learn their respective seeds for the tournament, which begins Wednesday. Teams seeded ninth through 24th will play Wednesday, while those between first through eighth are off until Thursday

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