Warriors vs. Kings Game 2 Live Updates: Scores and Highlights from the NBA Playoffs First Round

On Saturday, the Sacramento Kings proved they’re not just satisfied breaking their 17-year drought from the NBA Playoffs, defeating the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in a thrilling 126-123 finish. In Game 2 on Monday night, De’Aaron Fox and company are in for another huge test as Stephen Curry tries to even up the series before it returns to the Chase Center in San Francisco. We’ll provide live game and score updates throughout the Game 2 Warriors-Kings clash for Bay Area bragging rights. Fox was as good as advertised in his playoff debut, dropping 38 points to lead Sacramento to the narrow victory. His former Kentucky and current Kings teammate Malik Monk exceeded expectations, pouring in 32 to help make up for a more limited output from Domantas Sabonis and Golden State taking away open looks for Kevin Huerter.

Despite the loss, Curry still put on a show for the Golden 1 Center crowd, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to 30 points. Andrew Wiggins shook off the dust quickly with 17, but he only managed to make one of his eight attempts from beyond the arc, including a miss that would’ve given the Warriors a 2-point lead with 10 seconds remaining. Klay Thompson added 21, while Jordan Poole scored 17 points off the bench.

In addition to the impressive performances from Fox and Monk, the Kings also received solid contributions from Harrison Barnes, who scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Richaun Holmes, who chipped in 12 points and ten boards. On the Warriors’ side, the team will need more from their supporting cast to keep pace with the high-powered Kings’ offense. Draymond Green will need to facilitate more effectively, while Wiggins and Thompson will need to be more efficient from beyond the arc.

With the series shifting to Sacramento for Game 2, the Kings will look to continue their impressive form and extend their lead over the Warriors. However, the Warriors are a veteran team with a championship pedigree, and they know what it takes to win in the playoffs. Expect a hard-fought battle between these talented squads, with both sides leaving it all on the court in pursuit of victory. Stay tuned to ClutchPoints for the latest updates and analysis on the Warriors vs. Kings Game 2.