David Lee put up 23 points and recorded 11 rebounds, his 28th double-double of the season, to lead the Golden State Warriors to a victory over the Sacramento Kings, 101-92. The Warriors put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only seven possessions while totaling 26 assists. Golden State (32-22) picked up the win after falling to the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Lee shot 10-20 from the field. Other key players for Golden State included Klay Thompson with 18 points and 5 assists, Stephen Curry with 13 points and 8 assists, and Draymond Green with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas had another big game for Sacramento despite the loss, scoring 26 points on 9-17 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-7 from the free throw line. He also tallied 7 assists. Rudy Gay chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.71, the Warriors are undefeated (2-0) on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Kings are winless (0-6) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
Sacramento (18-36) has now dropped three straight versus Golden State.
Coming up, the Warriors play the Houston Rockets, who are 37-17 on the season. The Kings go up against the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 19-36 this year. The Warriors lost their last two meetings with Houston. The Kings have a 0-1 record against Boston this season.