Golden State puts home win streak on the line against Sacramento
Sacramento Kings (30-27, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (41-16, first in the Western Conference)
Oakland, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Golden State hosts Sacramento aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak.
The Warriors are 25-11 in Western Conference games. Golden State is the top team in the Western Conference with 19.5 fast break points, led by Stephen Curry averaging 5.0.
The Kings are 16-21 in Western Conference play. Sacramento is 13-15 in games decided by at least 10 points. The Warriors won the last meeting between these two squads 127-123 on Jan. 5. Curry led Golden State to the win with a 42-point performance.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draymond Green leads the Warriors with 7.6 rebounds and averages 7.0 points. Curry is averaging 4.7 made 3-pointers and has scored 26.3 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Buddy Hield leads the Kings with 3.4 made 3-pointers per game. He averages 20.5 points per game and is shooting 44.9 percent from beyond the arc. Marvin Bagley III has averaged 8.9 rebounds and added 16.1 points per game over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 6-4, averaging 112.7 points, 48 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.2 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting.
Warriors: 8-2, averaging 119.2 points, 45.8 rebounds, 31.4 assists, 7.9 steals and 7.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting.
Warriors Injuries: Jacob Evans III: day to day (pelvis), Damian Jones: out for season (torn left pectoral), Andre Iguodala: day to day (load management).