Kings vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Sacramento Kings (19-34) play against the Golden State Warriors (13-13) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Thursday February 3, 2022

Sacramento Kings 20, Golden State Warriors 25 (Q1 03:26)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell has 10 point on 4-of-5 shooting with two 3-pointers over the first seven minutes against the Warriors + a well-placed lob to Damian Jones for the dunk. Kings trail 23-20. – 10:26 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Davion Mitchell carving up GSW here. He’s got 10 points and 2 assists since Kings trailed 13-2, Just blew by a foul addled Steph Curry twice. – 10:25 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Damian Jones and Davion Mitchell pulling the kings from an early 13-2 deficit – 10:25 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
This pass from Steph >>>
📺 @NBCSAuthentic PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Mitchell with a big time lob to Jones for the hammer. Kings are battling. Trail 23-20 after trailing big early. Mitchell has 10 points. 6 for Jones off the bench. – 10:25 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Damian Jones Revenge Game in progress – 10:24 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Damian Jones revenge game. – 10:21 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
Should the Grizz be more worried about Golden State or Phoenix? #RealOnes PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
📺 @NBCSAuthentic PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
One more reason the Warriors love Gary Payton II: Team president Bob Myers says after GP2 was cut last season, he still asked if he could come into the gym and work with the team. – 10:17 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Steph’s too smooth
📺 @NBCSAuthentic PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Offensive woes are back for the Kings. They trail 10-2 with 8:30 remaining in the 1Q. – 10:16 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
ESPN story on Draymond Green missing the All-Star game, but his hopes to be back in three to four weeks:…10:16 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Probably the most forthright quote we’ve gotten regarding James Wiseman getting back to full contact activity since his meniscus surgery on April 15th. PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Harrison Barnes to the rack for an And-1 to start the scoring. Misses another free throw. 2-0 Kings. – 10:11 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Game. On.
#DubNation PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Bob Myers shared a story about cutting GP2 last season and Gary asking, “Can I still come back tomorrow?” Myers said, “Can’t help but love a journey like that” where GP2 kept putting time in the gym and proving he belongs at this level. – 10:10 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Stephen Curry broke out The Museum DC x Curry One Retro collab 👀👀
📷: @_JordanJimenez PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
For the fourth time in his career, Warriors forward Draymond Green has been selected as an NBA All-Star.…10:00 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Bob Myers acknowledges that it is concerning that Kevon Looney is currently the only active true center.
He’s confident that Draymond and Wiseman will be back this year, but if there’s a hiccup in their recovery it could change their outlook as they head into the trade deadline – 9:55 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Bob Myers said he expects Draymond and Wiseman to “be back in time to help us” and along with Looney, he believes these players will help “more than any trade could.” – 9:55 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
How many points will Steph & Klay score tonight against the Kings? PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Bob Myers said James Wiseman has come to “the doorstep” of contact several times before his knee didn’t respond. He said they are confident he will get into contact this time around and, if he does, could still return with time left in the season. PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors president Bob Myers says he’s being told (by medical and training staffs) that Draymond Green and James Wiseman will return with sufficient regular-season games remaining to help down the stretch and into the postseason. In short, no great urgency to add a big – 9:51 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young has tallied his fourth 40+ point, 5+ assist game of the season, tied with Stephen Curry for the most such games in the NBA this season. – 9:49 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
All smiles on #WarriorsGround
Stream the game live 👉 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Tonight’s Starting Lineups: PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
Tonight’s Starting Lineup Powered by @Verizon ⤵️
👑 @Tyrese Haliburton
👑 @Davion Mitchell
👑 @Harrison Barnes
👑 @Moe Harkless
👑 @Rich_Holmes22 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Team : SAC (Visitor)
Barnes, Harrison -Forward
Haliburton, Tyrese -Guard
Harkless, Maurice -Forward
Holmes, Richaun -Center
Mitchell, Davion -Guard
Team : GSW (Home)
Curry, Stephen -Guard
Looney, Kevon -Center
Moody, Moses -Forward
Thompson, Klay -Guard
Wiggins, Andrew -Forward – 9:36 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
De’Aaron Fox is out tonight. So it’ll be a Tyrese Haliburton, Davion Mitchell backcourt against the Warriors tonight. Wrote about them and the Kings’ pre-deadline situation.…9:36 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings starters vs. Warriors:
G – Tyrese Haliburton
G – Davion Mitchell
F – Harrison Barnes
F – Moe Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes – 9:35 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox will miss tonight’s game vs Warriors – 9:34 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
De’Aaron Fox will miss tonight’s game against Golden State. – 9:34 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Warriors. Fox will miss his seventh consecutive game due to left ankle soreness. The Kings are 2-7 without him this season. – 9:34 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Rudy Gobert should ask Draymond Green to be the presenter at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony. – 9:33 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
The Warriors will be without veterans Otto Porter Jr. (lower back tightness) and Nemanja Bjelica (back spasms) against the Kings on Thursday.…9:27 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Leading off ⤵️ PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
a quick day trip to the bay 🌉 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Range finder 📍
@Oracle || Game Ready PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Jazz eyeing Jerami Grant, Harrison Barnes at trade deadline…9:08 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Welcome to the party. PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Arriving in style 😎 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
De’Aaron Fox is a game time decision again tonight with a sore left ankle. He’s missed five straight. – 8:40 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox is again a game time decision. – 8:39 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Interim Kings coach Alvin Gentry says De’Aaron Fox will be a gametime decision vs. the Warriors tonight after missing the past six games due to left ankle soreness. – 8:39 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Moses Moody will start tonight with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney against the Sacramento Kings. – 8:21 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Kings
Steph Curry
Moses Moody
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Kevon Looney – 8:19 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Draymond said he wants to come back and play for Defensive Player of the Year. As far as a 4th All Star nod, he said a lot of people doubted him, but he never stopped believing in himself. – 8:14 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green said he expects the Warriors to be quiet at the trade deadline: “We have found a great mix of youth and experience. I don’t think — it’s not my role, my job — but I can’t see it happening and if it does, I’d be shocked.” PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Draymond has some supportive words for Kuminga, saying he feels like JK is a gifted athlete who was thrown on a court without much guidance as he came up in the game. Said JK’s work ethic is improving now that he’s supported. (1/2) – 8:10 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond shouts out @BrownieBlendz when talking about the people who believed in him #EastOakland8:08 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Asked Draymond Green about Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. He gave an extremely detailed answer about the growth of both, particularly Kuminga, explaining why his worth ethic improved.
Here’s Part 1 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Night Chat returns following Kings-Warriors.
Subscribe to our channel! Help us reach 5,000 subs!…8:06 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond won’t count out the DPOY despite missing at least 25 games. Makes unnamed reference to Rudy Gobert winning it when playing 56 of 82 games in 2017-18. – 8:06 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond said he doesn’t know how many games he will need to play to win DPOY:
“I just need to come back and dominate.” – 8:03 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
A message from 4x #NBAAllStar Draymond Green 🗣️ PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
During the Warriors’ comeback win over the Spurs, Jonathan Kuminga added to his rookie highlight reel with an explosive windmill dunk.…8:00 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“There has been no one that is playing better defense than me,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. – 7:58 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
‘A lotta people doubted and at times I doubted myself.’ – Warriors F Draymond Green on the offseason noise that he was ‘washed.’ Says he never stopped believing tho. – 7:56 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pat Bev just did the Step Curry look toward the crowd after he released the 3. He made it. – 7:53 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“I’m not going to say it’s not a really big deal. It’s a really big deal. A lot of people thought I was washed up,” Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green said. – 7:53 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond says he hasn’t felt any back pain through this whole process. Though it’s the lower back that’s injured, the pain showed itself in the calf. But he says it feels fine now.
Here’s him breaking down exactly when the injury first came up: PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
#Thunder injury report vs Portland:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Ankle) OUT
Vit Krejci (Ankle) OUT
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot) OUT
Aaron Wiggins (ankle) OUT – 7:50 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Aaron Wiggins (right ankle sprain) is listed as out for tomorrow. Wiggins sustained the injury last night in Dallas.
SGA, Isaiah Roby, Vit Krejci and Wiggins all have right ankle sprains. – 7:50 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green said he hasn’t had back pain throughout the process. The issue is in the lower spine, but symptoms show in the calf with weakness/tightness. “It’s fine. It’s not tight anymore.” Said he’s easing back into activity. – 7:48 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green said the doctors and Rick Celebrini have been confident the entire process that back surgery won’t be needed. Said he remains confident it won’t be needed considering recent progression. PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond says his doctors don’t believe this back injury will be a reoccurring thing or is something that will flare up again down the line. – 7:44 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Draymond Green estimates he’ll be out for the next 3-4 weeks, and all the info he has from doctors right now indicates he will not need surgery on his back. – 7:44 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond on the level of pain he’s feeling: ‘Zero.’ Rehab is going very well – 7:41 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond says his doctors told him his back would not require surgery. He says he’s not feeling any pain now and is back to shooting the ball.
“Everything is looking up.” – 7:41 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green said he’s hopeful he can return in the next “3-4 weeks” but cautions that is no guarantee and, if he isn’t back yet, don’t sound the alarm bell
Full detailed soundbite PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Draymond Green (back) said he would love to come back in three to four weeks, but there is no guarantee. – 7:39 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m going to guess that Jarrett Allen and Anthony Davis end up as the injury replacements for Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. – 7:39 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green, while he can’t put an actual timeline on his return, says he hopes to be back in three weeks. He adds that if he isn’t back in three weeks, it doesn’t mean he can’t play, but he wants to be as healthy as possible when he returns. – 7:39 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond says he’s like to be back with Warriors in the next ‘3-4 weeks’ but no guarantees. – 7:38 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
👀 the BEST from #NBAAllStar Draymond Green so far this season 💪 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The 2022 #NBAAllStar West reserves are in:
🌟 Devin Booker
🌟 Luka Doncic
🌟 Rudy Gobert
🌟 Draymond Green
🌟 Donovan Mitchell
🌟 Chris Paul
🌟 Karl-Anthony Towns
Green announced he won’t be able to participate, so who should replace him? ⤵️ – 7:36 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Injured Warriors forward Draymond Green says his back is feeling better but taking his injury “a day at a time.” – 7:35 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Draymond Green earned his fourth career NBA All-Star nod, marking the fifth time in the last seven seasons that the Warriors have had at least three representatives in the All-Star Game. PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
With Draymond Green making the All-Star team, it is the 5th time the Warriors have three players selected as All-Stars under Steve Kerr. – 7:33 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Sports betting has been so normalized that they have an active player, Draymond Green, on screen as Charles Barkley makes his betting pick on the air of an NBA TV partner – 7:32 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Ep. 31 of The Kings Beat Podcast: Kings shock the Nets, De’Aaron Fox continues to sit. Via @James Ham and @Sean Cunningham…7:27 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Draymond Green with a good point. Said he thinks LaMelo and Miles Bridges split votes and that’s why neither was selected. Draymond said he was “shocked” the #Hornets didn’t have a rep. – 7:25 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Draymond just mentioning the entire Klutch roster – 7:22 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
2022 NBA All-Star reserves
– Jimmy Butler
– Darius Garland
– James Harden
– Zach LaVine
– Khris Middleton
– Jayson Tatum
– Fred VanVleet
– Devin Booker
– Luka Doncic
– Rudy Gobert
– Draymond Green
– Donovan Mitchell
– Chris Paul
– Karl-Anthony Towns – 7:22 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns are headed to the same All-Star Game. – 7:21 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jaren Jackson Jr. wasn’t named an All-Star reserve tonight, but with Draymond Green missing the game, the door is still open for an injury replacement. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will make the choice.
Story:…7:20 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The Western Conference #NBAAllStar team joining the draft pool with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert:
Captain: LeBron James
Nikola Jokic
Andrew Wiggins
Ja Morant
Steph Curry
Devin Booker
Chris Paul
Draymond Green
Karl-Anthony Towns
Luka Doncic – 7:16 PM

Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
Been sitting on this stat for a week: Draymond’s one of four players since 1990 to be named to an All-Star Game despite averaging under 10 ppg.
Others: Rodman (2x), Mutombo, Ben Wallace (4x!). (Dirk’s BS nod in ’19 doesn’t count here.) – 7:15 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
According to all the metrics that are valid and none of the ones that aren’t, the guy on your favorite team who didn’t make it is the objective correct choice to replace Draymond. – 7:15 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Of course Draymond wants another Rich Paul client to replace him lol – 7:14 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Draymond Green announced he won’t be playing in Cleveland, so he was suggesting that Adam Silver name Dejounte as his replacement. – 7:13 PM

RJ Marquez @KSATRJ
Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray did not make the initial West All-Star roster, but Draymond Green said on TNT that he is not playing in the game and vouched specifically for DJ to take his place. #KSATsports #PorVida #GoSpursGo7:12 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol Draymond from the top rope 😂😂 – 7:11 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green is named an All-Star reserve. Third for the Warriors, though he won’t compete because of rehab for his back issue. – 7:10 PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Luka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, and Karl-Anthony Towns are coming to Cleveland as All-Star reserves from the West. Green will not be able to play due to injury. @The Athletic7:10 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
“Hopehully, he’ll get rewarded soon,” Draymond Green says of Dejounte Murray, who failed to earn enough votes to be included with the All-Star reserves from the Western Conference. – 7:10 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Draymond Green just said he won’t be able to play in the All-Star game. Dejounte Murray?????? – 7:10 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Warriors’ Draymond Green announces he will not play in the All-Star Game. NBA commissioner Adam Silver will choose replacement. – 7:10 PM

Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Anthony Edwards should replace Draymond Green in the ASG. – 7:10 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Draymond Green says he will not be able to play in the All-Star Game, which means commissioner Adam Silver will pick an injury replacement. – 7:10 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Draymond Green just said on TNT that he will not be able to play in the All-Star Game.
Mikal Bridges has a great case as an injury replacement. Dejounte Murray is in there too. – 7:09 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond Green shared on TNT he won’t be back before the All-Star game. So there will a replacement player for him – 7:09 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Draymond Green says on TNT that, while he was selected for the All-Star Game, he won’t be able to play. Green has been out for several weeks with back and calf issues. – 7:09 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
All gas, no breaks.
@Draymond Green is once again a #NBAAllStar PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
The 2022 Western Conference All-Star reserves are Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, Chris Paul and Donovan Mitchell. – 7:08 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
7 West All-Star reserves:
1. Booker
2. Luka
3. Gobert
4. Draymond
5. Mitchell
6. Paul
7. KAT – 7:07 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
2022 NBA West All-Star reserves: Devin Booker, Luka Doncic, Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul, Karl-Anthony Towns. – 7:07 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Few hustle harder.
@Draymond Green is now a 4x #NBAAllStar

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My All-Star choices
G: Fred VanVleet
G: Zach LaVine
FC: Jimmy Butler
FC: Jayson Tatum
FC: Khris Middleton
WC: James Harden
WC: Jrue Holiday
G: Chris Paul
G: Devin Booker
FC: Rudy Gobert
FC: Draymond Green
FC: Karl-Anthony Towns
WC: Donovan Mitchell
WC: Luka Doncic – 6:32 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My general feeling on these next 4 Wolves games — 2 against DET, 2 against SAC — is that they should take care of business.
But it’s trap-y — 3 of the 4 are on the road, both DET + SAC are mostly healthy (unlike last month), and this Wolves team has taken lesser teams lightly – 6:25 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
De’Aaron Fox is once again questionable for tonight vs. Warriors. Marvin Bagley will not play due to his sprained ankle – 5:47 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Due to the weather in Dallas, the Thunder was unable to fly to Portland after the game last night. They boarded their plane but then had to get off. The team is hoping to fly out later tonight.
OKC has a back-to-back Friday and Saturday at Portland and Sacramento. – 5:29 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said Keita Bates-Diop has suffered a setback after clearing protocols.
Bates-Diop is out tonight after playing against the Warriors. It was his first game after clearing health and safety protocols.
“He can’t play back to backs, that’s what I was told,” Pop said. – 5:26 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
On this date in 2016, Draymond Green recorded his 10th triple-double of the season with 12 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, passing Tom Gola (nine) for the most triple-doubles in a single season in franchise history. Green finish the season with 13 triple-doubles. PM

Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings
VP of Health & Performance, Teena Murray, shares the importance of eating healthy in times of stress 🥑🐟
#CalHOPE offers free tools to help manage #COVID19 stress. Visit to learn more. PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
In Celebration of 75 Years of Warriors Basketball
Tonight we recognize: Clifford Ray PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
De’Aaron Fox (ankle) is questionable for Kings vs. Warriors tonight tonight. Marvin Bagley III (ankle) and Terence Davis (wrist) are out. Warriors have ruled out Nemanja Bjelica (back), Draymond Green (disc), Andre Iguodala (hip), Otto Porter Jr. (back) and James Wiseman (knee). – 4:38 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Seth Curry is Questionable with back spasms for tomorrow’s game vs. #Mavericks
Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton remain out #Sixers4:21 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
During the Warriors’ shorthanded comeback win against the Spurs, rookies Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga combined for 39 points.…4:00 PM