Tipoff: 6 p.m. Sunday during a Golden 1 Center.
TV: CSN Bay Area.
Records: Warriors 31-6, Kings 15-21.
2015-16 deteriorate series: This will be a initial matchup between a Northern California teams. Last year, a Warriors swept a Kings 4-0. … On Nov. 7 during Sacramento, a Warriors won a surprisingly tighten game, 103-94. Golden State survived a severe sharpened night, going 8 of 39 (20.5 percent) from 3-point range. Stephen Curry was usually 2 of 10 on 3-pointers and scored 24 points. … Three weeks after in Oakland, Curry scored 17 of his 19 points in a initial entertain as a Warriors won 120-101. Draymond Green had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. … One month after during Oracle Arena, Curry scored his initial career triple-double — 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — in usually 3 buliding as Golden State won 122-103. … On Jan. 9, in a Warriors’ final revisit to Arco Arena/Power Balance Pavilion/Sleep Train Arena, Curry scored 38 points and done 8 3-pointers as a Warriors finished a deteriorate brush with a 128-116 triumph. Golden State shot 56.3 percent from a margin and 51.4 percent (19 of 37) on 3-pointers.
Warriors update: Golden State is entrance off another poor opening opposite a Memphis Grizzlies, losing 128-119 in overtime after floating a 24-point third-quarter lead. The Warriors took a 19-point lead into a fourth entertain though their sluggish play, 5 turnovers and toxic sharpened from a margin (2 for 13) and a free-throw line (after creation their initial 5 they missed 7 of 11) authorised a Grizzlies to send a diversion into overtime. … Memphis is a initial competition to kick a Warriors twice in a same deteriorate given San Antonio in a 2014-15 season. Memphis churned a Warriors 110-89 on Dec. 10 during a FedExForum. … The final time a Warriors mislaid uninterrupted regular-season games was Apr 5 and Apr 7 of 2015 during San Antonio 107-92 and during New Orleans 103-100.
Kings update: Sacramento, in a initial deteriorate underneath Dave Joerger, is in a hunt for a eighth seed in a Western Conference. The Kings have mislaid dual in a quarrel and 4 of 5 after Friday night’s 106-98 home detriment to a Los Angeles Clippers. … DaMarcus Cousins is averaging a career-high 28.5 points per game. He is sharpened roughly 5 3-pointers a diversion during a important 37.3 percent. … At age 36, former Warrior-Laker-Clipper-Grizzlie-Knick-Sun-Magic-76er Matt Barnes has seen substantial movement this season, personification 25.4 mins per game. … Forward Rudy Gay came behind from a right hip flexor aria opposite a Clippers and scored 18 points. He had missed 10 of a prior 11 games. … The Kings are 7-9 in their state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. It certain beats a prior arena, that was most archaic when it non-stop in 1988.
Things to watch: On Friday night opposite a Clippers, Joerger surrounded Cousins with a tiny lineup of indicate guards Darren Collison and Ty Lawson and tiny forwards Gay and Barnes. That is one of 9 starting lineups Sacramento has employed this season. … In scoring 40 points Friday night opposite Memphis, Curry was assertive early in a game, holding a round to a basket instead of settling for outward shots. That paid off after when he was means to get a small some-more space to fire 3-pointers as defenders had to worry about Curry driving.