Golden State is looking to build off their first postseason victory of the year after winning a critical 114-97 home game on Thursday night. Facing a 2-0 hole for the first time during this dynasty run, the Warriors responded with one of their more inspiring performances of the season. They played with urgency on both ends of the floor led by Stephen Curry’s 36 points, Kevon Looney’s 20 rebounds, and big performances from all of their role players.
Golden State made some key adjustments in Game 3 including changes to Curry’s minutes rotation. The Kings usually went on big runs whenever Curry was on the bench in Games 1 and 2. To mitigate that, head coach Steve Kerr decided to spread Curry’s rest throughout the game, preventing the Warriors from going long durations without their superstar point guard on the floor. The change was successful and should be among several adjustments to keep an eye on as the series moves forward.
Hoping to continue their momentum going into Game 4, the Warriors will have some key players available for today’s game. Forward Draymond Green returns after serving his one-game suspension, while Gary Payton II is listed as probable after his one-game absence due to illness. Jordan Poole, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, is also listed as probable and is expected to be ready for his normal assortment of minutes.
Gary Payton II and Jordan Poole are probable for Game 4 tomorrow. Warriors should have full rotation options back from first two games of the series.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 23, 2023
With the Dubs down 2-1 in the series, today’s game becomes a pivotal must-win matchup as they hope to avoid going down 3-1 with the series headed back to Sacramento next week.
It should be a fun game. Enjoy the basketball Dub Nation. GO WARRIORS!!!
Warriors: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney
Kings: De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, Domantas Sabonis
Playoffs First Round Game 4
Who: Golden State Warriors (1 - 2) vs. Sacramento Kings (2 - 1)
When: 12:30 p.m. PT
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
TV: ABC (available on fuboTV)