|Date of game: 12/22/2014
Recap: Golden State vs. Sacramento
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson scored 25 points to lead the Golden State Warriors in a 128-108 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
Justin Holiday had a career-high 18 points, Festus Ezeli posted a career-high 15 points with eight rebounds and Stephen Curry checked in with 12 points and 11 assists for Golden State.
"He had a great preseason," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Holiday. "We really think he can play, we just haven't been able to get him in."
The Warriors have won two straight since Memphis halted their 16-game winning streak last Tuesday. Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights each chipped in 12 points.
Golden State improved to 10-1 at home this season in winning its sixth straight over the Kings.
"Our home court is important, that we take advantage of this crowd," Kerr said.
Sacramento could not build off of Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers that snapped a five-game skid.
DeMarcus Cousins finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead the Kings, while Darren Collison and Omri Casspi tallied 17 and 16 points, respectively.
"This is a good team on their home floor. They were rested," said Kings interim coach Tyrone Corbin. "We didn't come with the energy we need to compete against this type of team on their home floor."
It was a quarter full of runs to start the game. Jason Thompson opened the contest with a layup preceding Golden State's 9-0 spurt that Harrison Barnes capped with a 3-pointer.
Sacramento answered with a 9-0 burst of its own to regain the lead.
The Kings held a one-point advantage with four minutes to go when the Warriors ripped off 17 straight points. Curry scored eight consecutive during the run that helped the hosts to a 36-20 lead after 12 minutes.
Rudy Gay's trey late in the first half cut the margin to nine, but Golden State managed to take a 64-50 edge into the locker room at the break.
Ben McLemore made a 3-pointer to start the second half, then Ezeli netted seven straight points prior to Thompson netting five straight to stretch the lead to 76-53. Golden State brought a 17-point lead into the fourth quarter and cruised to the finish.Game Notes
All 13 Warriors that played had at least two points ... Golden State forward
David Lee, who reinjured his left hamstring on Nov. 5 in the only game he has
played this season, returned to score six points with seven rebounds ... The
Warriors' bench scored a season-high 62 points ... Gay had 13 points with nine
rebounds in the loss ... Golden State owned a 66-46 edge in the paint.