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Preview: Warriors take on Kings in in-season tourney game

Draymond Green’s back baby!

Sacramento Kings v Golden State Warriors Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors are back at it again, fighting to get back over a .500 record. This season has already had more ups-and-downs than a Six Flags rollercoaster, with Stephen Curry battling through injuries, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins finding their grooves, and Draymond Green returning from being persecuted for defending his teammate suspension.

That’s how get to a 8-9 start. Thankfully, Mr. Green is coming back to play for the Dubs, and what a better way to do it than facing those good old Sacramento Kings! And in an in-season tournament game no less!

“It’s a big game, you feel the energy of an In-Season Tournament game because of what it means,” Curry said. “The court, it feels like a playoff-type game and we know we have to win to stay in it and you have to approach it that way. I know they’re going to do the same, it’s going to be a fun atmosphere. We know it well, so we know what to expect. We just have to execute and have a sense of urgency, especially to start. I think they’ve been playing pretty well since [De’Aaron Fox] has been back and I know they won tonight too, so it’s a big deal.”

Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings

November 28th, 2023 | 7:00 PM PT

Watch: TNT

Listen: 95.7 The Game

The Kings know a thing or two about Green getting suspended. Remember Green missing Game 3 for his alleged antics against Sac?

The Kangz are 9-6 right now, here’s some thoughts on their season from The Kings Herald:

The Sacramento Kings are 15 games into their season, and sitting comfortably at a 9-6 record, good for sixth in the Western Conference standings. It’s early enough in the season that these standings will continue to fluctuate, and far too early for any victory laps. And yet I find I funny how little fanfare there is about the Kings start to the season.

Consider for a moment how many factors the Kings have had against them this season. Of Sacramento’s 15 games, 10 have been on the road. The Kings have played 5 games without De’Aaron Fox. The Kings have also had missed games from Kevin Huerter, Keegan Murray, Trey Lyles, Alex Len, and Keon Ellis. Those concerns about the Kings being as healthy as last season? Turns out there may have been valid. And yet it hasn’t mattered, as the Kings depth has stepped up and answered the call.

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