Warriors Stumble as Kings Claim Dominant Game 2 Win

The NBA play-offs continued last night with two exhilarating games that saw the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers emerge victorious.

by Faruk Imamovic
SHARE
Warriors Stumble as Kings Claim Dominant Game 2 Win

The NBA play-offs continued last night with two exhilarating games that saw the Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers emerge victorious. The Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-106, securing a 2-0 lead in the series, while the 76ers secured a 96-84 win against the Brooklyn Nets, taking a 2-0 lead in their series.

Kings Outshine Warriors in High-Stakes Game

In the first game, the Kings were in dominant form, with six players scoring double-digit points. De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis top-scored with 24 points each, leading their team to victory. "I think that brought us together," Fox said. "We huddled up and were like, 'We have to win this game.'

Everybody thought he’d be ejected. When that happens, usually that team comes together and goes on a run. But we were able to negate that." Despite the best efforts of the Warriors' three biggest stars, Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Klay Thompson, who scored 28, 22, and 21 points respectively, they were unable to secure the win.

The Warriors will look to bounce back in Game 3, which takes place in San Francisco on Thursday night. "Got to embrace it," Curry said. "You do this for as long as we have … we have to stay together and locked in." The game took a heated turn in the fourth quarter when Draymond Green was ejected for a flagrant foul after stomping on Sabonis' chest with 7:03 to play.

During the review, fans in Sacramento yelled derogatory chants towards Green, who egged them on by waving his hands, holding a hand to his ear calling for louder cheers and standing on a chair. "My leg got grabbed," Green said.

"Second time in two nights. Referees just watch it. I've got to land my foot somewhere. I’m not the most flexible person, so it’s not stretching that far. … I can only step so far." Despite Curry leading the Warriors with 28 points, the team struggled with their offensive play, shooting just 3 of 13 from 3-point range and committing 22 turnovers.

"They played better than we did down the stretch," Coach Steve Kerr said. "They played more physical than us tonight." Curry and Thompson are losing 2-0 in a play-off series for the first time in their careers, and it will be interesting to see if they can turn things around.

76ers Continue Impressive Run with Win Over Nets

In the second game, the Philadelphia 76ers continued their impressive run, securing a 96-84 win against the Brooklyn Nets. Tyrese Maxey led his team to victory with a game-high 33 points, while Joel Embiid also put in a strong performance with 20 points and 19 rebounds.

Warriors Sacramento Kings Philadelphia 76ers
SHARE