The Golden State Warriors continue their road trip and will face the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, October 17. In the Warriors' last game on Monday, October 15 against the Denver Nuggets, the team lost for the first time this preseason by a score of 104-98. In the Kings' last game on Monday, October 15 against the Portland Trail Blazers, the team received great scoring efforts by Marcus Thornton, DeMarcus Cousins, Aaron Brooks, James Johnson, Jimmer Fredette, and Tyreke Evans for the 117-110 win.
Some intriguing connections and notes for the game:
Kings head coach Keith Smart returns as Sacramento's coach. A Warriors assistant coach for seven season, he is the longest tenured Warriors assistant in franchise history.
Carl Landry spent parts of two seasons with Sacramento. He has also been teammates with current Sacramento players Aaron Brooks and Chuck Hayes during his time with the Houston Rockets.
The Golden State Warriors will visit the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena located in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. PT.
Golden State has a 3-1 preseason record entering this matchup. They are 1-1 as the road team this preseason.
Sacramento comes into this preseason game with a 2-0 record. They are 2-0 as the home team this preseason.
Where to watch and listen to the game:
Golden State: No TV and KNBR 680 for radio.
Sacramento: No TV and KHTK 1140 for radio.
Probable starting lineup and preseason statistics:
Harrison Barnes - 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists
Stephen Curry - 13.3 points, 6.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds
Festus Ezeli - 7.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 blocks
David Lee - 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals
Klay Thompson - 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists
DeMarcus Cousins - 20.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks
Tyreke Evans - 10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists
Isaiah Thomas - 5.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds
Jason Thompson - 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.5 steals
Marcus Thornton - 16.5 points, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists
Golden State: Andris Biedrins (right groin tightness), Andrew Bogut (left ankle rehab), Draymond Green (left knee inflammation), Rick Jackson (right Achilles rehab)
Sacramento: Tyler Honeycutt (right fibula stress fracture)
Golden State's next three games will be on the road against the Trail Blazers on October 19, on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 22 and at home against the Phoenix Suns on October 23.
Sacramento's next three games will be on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 19, on the road against the Lakers on October 21 and on the road against the Suns on October 22.
Warriors at Kings - October 17, 2012, NBA.com
Golden State Warriors Media Notes, NBA.com
Sacramento Kings Media Notes, NBA.com
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