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Warriors vs. Kings final score: Golden State rallies for victory in San Jose

Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark’s late game heroics propel the Warriors over the Kings as Kevin Durant continues to dazzle.

NBA: Preseason-Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings in this non-televised preseason contest, 105-96.

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 25 points on 11 shots, though the game was won by the spectacular late-game run of the bench unit, which held the Kings scoreless in the closing minutes. The Warriors were down 96-91 with 3:16 remaining, and they proceeded to score 14 points while forcing four straight Kings misses — that sounds like just the kind of thing I would love to watch, but unfortunately the game was not broadcast, nationally or locally. Luckily Golden State of Mind’s very own @kimborania was able to live tweet the game, and luckily in this day and age, highlights and photos disseminate through social media enough to get glimpses of the action.

The box score can also tell parts of the story, as slow nights from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson offensively may also be part of why this game was so close. The Warriors also had 23 turnovers and only 22 assists on the night, which is one of the ways the team managed to hurt themselves. DeMarcus Cousins was an absolute force, scoring a team-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting, hitting half of his four shots beyond the arc as well. Three members of the Kings bench also scored in double digits, including former Warrior Matt Barnes.

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