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The Kings beat the Warriors to cap a triumphant return to the NBA Playoffs

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The biggest drought in American sports. After 17 years, it is Sacramento Kings He returned to the playoffs NBA. In a triumphant comeback, the team won the Golden State Warriors 126-123 at home and started ahead of the series.

Pushed by a packed arena, the Kings started the game well, with De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis highlighting. Meanwhile, the Warriors responded with the “Splash Brothers,” who tied the game at 29-29 going into the first quarter.

In the second period, the current champions recalled some of the reasons that pushed them to the top last season. With the collegiate game in effect, San Francisco opened by the largest lead of the match, 61 to 55 before the break.

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If, on the one hand, the Warriors tried to repeat the performance of the champions, on the other hand, the Kings sought to restore the performance that earned them third place in the West.

With a devastating response, the Sacramento team dominated the third quarter and even led at 91 to 90 before the final stretch.

In the last period, Dearon Fox rallied the Kings, who opened up to them by five points. The duel remained open until with two seconds to go, when Curry wasted the perimeter and saw Sacramento’s apotheosis.


  • Daron Fox: 38 points, 1 rebound and 5 assists;

  • owner monk: 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists;

  • Stephen Curry: 30 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists;

  • Clay Thompson: 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists;

Next match:

The Kings and Warriors will face each other again next Monday (17), starting at 11 pm (Brasilia time), in the second game of the series, which is still in Sacramento.

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