The Sacramento Kings fought back to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors with an impressive 113-105 victory at Chase Center. The Kings’ win was largely due to a balanced team effort, with six players scoring in double figures.
De’Aaron Fox, who had struggled in the previous game, bounced back in a big way to lead the Kings with 25 points and eight assists. His backcourt mate, Buddy Hield, chipped in with 21 points, including five three-pointers, while Harrison Barnes added 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Kings’ defense also played a crucial role in their win, holding the Warriors to just 41% shooting from the field and 31% from beyond the arc. Draymond Green, a force for the Warriors in the series, was held to just 6 points on 2-of-10 shooting.
On the other side, Stephen Curry did his best to keep the Warriors in the game with 30 points and eight rebounds. However, he received little help from his supporting cast. Klay Thompson, struggling with his shot in the series, continued his poor form with just 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting.
With the series now tied at 3-3, both teams will head back to Golden 1 Center for a winner-take-all Game 7. The Kings will look to continue their momentum and become the first team to knock off the defending champions in the first round of the playoffs since the 2011-12 season. Conversely, the Warriors will try to rediscover their winning form and advance to the next game.
It promises to be a thrilling finale of an intense and exciting series. Fans on both sides will eagerly anticipate what will be a memorable Game 7.