Warriors 93, Kings 88
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Erick Dampier scored 22 points and Donyell Marshall had 21 as the Golden State Warriors scored the game’s final seven points Monday night in defeating the Sacramento Kings 93-88.
The win broke a nine-game losing streak at Arco Arena for the Warriors, who made seven free throws in the final 1:30 for the comeback win.
Trailing by two points, Jimmy Jackson made two free throws to tie the game 88-88. Todd Fuller followed with a free throw at 1:02 as Golden State went ahead for good.
Muggsy Bogues then made two straight from the line with 13.6 remaining. After Mitch Richmond missed a 3-point shot, Marshall was fouled. He made two free throws for the final score.
Marshall finished with 13 rebounds and Dampier had 12 for the Warriors, who led by as many as 21 points in the first half.
Corliss Williamson paced the Kings with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Both Billy Owens and Richmond had 22 points.
The loss clinched a playoff berth for Seattle, which has the best record in the league.
After a miserable first half, the Kings used a 15-0 run in the third quarter to pull to 73-71 heading into the fourth period. Sacramento owned a 33-17 scoring edge in the third.
It was all Warriors in a dominating first half. Golden State led 27-18 after one quarter and streched the lead to 56-38 by intermission.
Dampier, who fouled out late in the game, dominated the first quarter, scoring 11 of his 15 first-half points. Jackson ignited the second quarter with 11 points. He had 13 first-half points and Marshall had 12.
The Kings struggled through a horrible first half, making 15 of 42 shots (36 percent), and were outrebounded 31 to 16. Richmond had 13 points in the opening half and Williamson had 12.
Notes: Richmond passed Jeff Malone for 51st on the NBA’s career scoring list. ... Golden State had a 19-9 rebounding edge in the first period. ... Golden State’s Clarence Weatherspoon had nine rebounds in the first half and finished with 13. ... The Warriors made 5 of 19 shots in the third period.