National Basketball Association
Preview
Golden State at Sacramento
When: 10:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2017
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

The Golden State Warriors have few issues with seeing Sacramento on the schedule as it typically means it is time to add to the win column. Golden State seeks it 14th consecutive victory over the Kings on Saturday when it hopes to have All-Star power forward Draymond Green back in the lineup.

Green (shoulder) is listed as probable against the Kings after missing Thursday's 133-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors are thriving on offense by averaging 125.8 points during a five-game winning streak to raise their NBA-leading average to 118.4 per game. Sacramento, which has lost three straight games, might need a mammoth performance by All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to have a chance at notching the upset. Cousins recorded 22 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his sixth career triple-double Friday as the Kings lost 105-103 to the visiting Phoenix Suns.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, CSN Bay Area (Golden State), CSN California (Sacramento)

ABOUT THE WARRIORS (43-7): All-Star point guard Stephen Curry scored 30 points in a 117-106 victory in Sacramento on Jan. 8 as one of five times in the past 14 games in which he tallied 30 or more points. Curry has been especially hot over his past four outings by averaging 34.8 points and making 29-of-52 3-point attempts. All-Star small forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points while matching his season best of 10 assists against the Clippers and is averaging nine assists over the past two games.

ABOUT THE KINGS (19-31):
Rumors kicked up just before Sacramento arrived in Phoenix that the Suns recently made an aggressive push to trade for Cousins but the Kings declined the offer. Sacramento previously indicated it wishes to sign Cousins to an extension in July and reports claim the two sides have discussed the framework of a $207 million deal. Cousins has recorded 14 double-doubles — one of the points/assists variety — in the past 15 games.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Kings have lost seven straight home games against the Warriors since posting a 131-127 victory on Dec. 19, 2012.

2. Sacramento G Ty Lawson (hand) didn't look affected by Tuesday's injury as he tallied 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting against Phoenix.

3. Golden State waived C Anderson Varejao and signed PG Briante Weber to a 10-day contract out of the D-League.

PREDICTION: Warriors 118, Kings 116
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Golden State 43-7 W5 22-3 21-4 5-1 38-6 9-1 27-5
Sacramento 19-31 L3 8-14 11-17 0-2 19-29 2-5 11-17
Last Meeting
Golden State Sacramento
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/8/17 GS 117 SAC 106 117 46 50.6 106 31 48.6
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Golden State S. Curry 30 50.0 3
Sacramento R. Gay 23 52.9 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Golden State K. Durant 7 0 7
Sacramento D. Cousins 10 0 10
Assists Player  
Golden State D. Green 10
Sacramento D. Cousins 5
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Golden State K. Durant 1452 54.1 308
Sacramento D. Cousins 1451 46.2 391
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Golden State K. Durant 454 34 420
Sacramento D. Cousins 542 106 436
Assists Player  
Golden State D. Green 372
Sacramento D. Cousins 239
Quickchart Matchup
Golden State Golden State Off vs  Sacramento Sacramento Defense
Golden State Off vs Sacramento - Points For 118.4 Points For
Golden State Off vs Sacramento - Points Against 106.1 Points Against
Golden State - FG% 50.1 FG%
Sacramento - FG% 46.4 FG%
Golden State - Reb 45.2 Reb
Sacramento - Reb 42.5 Reb
Sacramento Sacramento Off vs  Golden State Golden State Defense
Sacramento Off vs Golden State - Points For 103.0 Points For
Sacramento Off vs Golden State - Points Against 105.3 Points Against
Sacramento - FG% 45.4 FG%
Golden State - FG% 43.5 FG%
Sacramento - Reb 40.7 Reb
Golden State - Reb 42.9 Reb