After starting the season 2-0 on the road, and one of those wins being against the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers, the Golden State Warriors lost their first road game of the season Monday night. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Warriors by a final score of 94-92
A last second heave by Stephen Curry hit back iron and pretty much told the whole story about Curry's night. He shot an abysmal 3-15 from the floor for only 12 points. On the positive side, he did finish with eight assists and six rebounds. The starters were led by Klay Thompson(22 points) and David Lee(20 points), but just like their previous loss this year, a lack of bench production cost the Warriors the game.
Carl Landry came into the game averaging 20 points per game off the bench. In this contest, he only shot the ball four times and scored only six points. Jarrett Jack also has been a key bench contributor so far this season, but he as well scored only six points.
David Lee and Jarrett Jack are both suffering from flu-like symptoms and could miss tonight's game against the Cavaliers. This would propel Carl Landry into the starting power forward slot, and second year man Charles Jenkins would likely take over backup point guard duty for Jack. Jenkins was impressive in his rookie season in place of Curry, but with the addition of Jack in the off-season, has seen very limited action.
The Warriors try for their first home victory of the season as the take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oracle Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM PST.
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