The Golden State Warriors are in arguably the toughest division in basketball, as they are one of five teams that made the playoffs last year. They started their season off with a tough loss to division rival Phoenix Suns, and now they have another divisional test on their plate as they face off against the Sacramento Kings in Chase Center.
These two teams battled in a grueling seven game series that only ended after Stephen Curry poured 50 points on them in the closeout game. How will the Kings strike back?
The last time the Warriors played the Kings. pic.twitter.com/8ojmBH92nJ— De ️ressed Warriors Fan (@GoIdenState) October 27, 2023
How to watch Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings
When: October 27th, 2023 | 7:00 PM PT
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, and ESPN
Radio: 95.7 The Game
Draymond Green out for the Warriors and Trey Lyles out for the Kings tomorrow night. No other rotation players on either side listed on injury report.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 27, 2023
The Kings are supposed to be a young team on the rise. They have the clutch player of the year De’Aaron Fox. They have the league’s top rebounder with Domantas Sabonis. And they have Coach of the Year in Mike Brown, a beloved former Golden State assistant. They also have one of the most raucous home crowd environments in the Golden One Center, with a very intimidating beam they launch after every win.
I spoke with De'Aaron Fox & Keegan Murray about Friday's playoff rematch against the Golden State Warriors and what they expect from the Kings home opener crowd. pic.twitter.com/6mFbmJ2MBl— Matt George (@MattGeorgeSAC) October 26, 2023
But how many young, up-and-coming teams have tried rise during the Golden Empire’s era, only to be burnt down to the root by the raging heat that is Golden State’s dynastic greatness? I remember when the Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, and Utah Jazz all were young and bright-eyed about the prospect of taking down the Splash Bros.
They’ve never recovered from the eliminations they received at the hands of the Dubs; will Sacramento be the same?
Domantas Sabonis on Mike Brown: “I feel like he’s erased everything we did last year from his memory, from our memory. He only brings up that we lost against the Warriors. He’s definitely pushing us harder and I love it. It’s fair.” https://t.co/caN7s4idG2— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 27, 2023
Sacramento won their season opener in emphatic fashion, bashing Utah 130-114 behind an emphatic 33 points from former Warriors champion Harrison “Black Falcon” Barnes. Is this his year to finally prove the Warriors were wrong for pursuing Kevin Durant over him back in 2016?
The Dubs will have to play airtight defense in order to survive the Sacramento buzzsaw, something the Warriors put on display in their loss to Phoenix. Golden State held Phoenix to 44% shooting even without the presence of defensive enforcer Draymond Green. We’ll see how the Warriors match up this time, with particular interest in the Kevon Looney-Sabonis and the Andrew Wiggins-Fox matchups.
"Throughout the Playoffs this happened a lot. [Kings] would show the shoes and they're like 'oh he's wearing Stephs'... I'm like 'well, Imma bust his a*s in his shoes.'"— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 26, 2023
De'Aaron Fox becomes the first Curry Brand signature athlete.
(via @ESPNNBA) pic.twitter.com/NQq8rmNdn9
Who ya got, Warriors or Kings?
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Warriors, they own the Kangz
Sacramento, this year will be different!