The Kings defeated the Warriors 114-106 to win the series 2-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points and made the final 3-pointer to lead the playoff newcomers to their second straight win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-106 on Monday night.

After Golden State’s Draymond Green was fouled, the Kings closed out the game strongly and became the first team in the Stephen Curry era to lead the Warriors 2-0.

The Warriors will try to get back into the series when it shifts 90 miles southwest to San Francisco for Game 3 Thursday night.

The game heated up in the fourth quarter when Green kicked Domantas Sabides in the chest and fouled Domantas Sabides with 7:03 to play.

During the review, Sacramento fans shouted boos at Green, who waved his arms, held his hands to his ears and let out loud boos while standing on his chair.

The Warriors battled back to tie the game before the Kings went on a 17-8 run to delight the towel-waving crowd.

Fox’s 3-pointer made it 107-101 with 2:17 to play and the Kings took control from there. Davion Mitchell hit a 3 to make it 112-103 with 1:18 left.

Sabinis added 24 points for Sacramento and Malik Monk scored 18 off the bench.

Curry led the Warriors with 28 points as Golden State struggled to play offensively, but shot just 3 of 13 from 3-point range. The Warriors made 22 turnovers.

The crowd in Sacramento, starved for success, didn’t show much opener fever as fans celebrated the franchise’s first playoff game following a record 16-season drought.

The fans started to get involved in the second quarter with another spark from Monk, who scored 32 points in the opener. Monk hit three 3-pointers in the first 2:04 to fuel a 23-8 run that turned a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead.

Golden State fought back and tied it at 3 on Curry before allowing the final six points of the quarter to go 58-52 at the half.

The Kings built the lead to 14 points in the third quarter before the Warriors scored eight in a row. Sacramento took an 83-75 lead into the fourth.

SLOPPY start

The teams got off to a poor start with nine turnovers each in the first quarter. The 18 combined turnovers in the first quarter were the most in any game over six seasons and the most in a game since at least the 2001-02 season.


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