Overcoming a slow start, Stephen Curry detonated for 17 points in the final three minutes of the second quarter Monday night, ending up with his first triple-double of the season.
The MVP’s sixth career triple-dip—23 points, fourteen rebounds and ten dimes in just thirty minutes of action—led the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings.
Omri Casspi paced Sac-Town with 36 points (including 9 three-pointers), and DeMarcus Cousins was booted out after a pair of technical fouls.
Per the SF Chronicle:
The Warriors extended their regular-season home winning streak to 33 games with a 122-103 victory over the Kings on Monday at Oracle Arena — a fact that was seemingly an afterthought on a night that was as wacky as it was compelling. […] The game included five technical fouls and an ejection, shooting displays that would make the three-point contest jealous and the first ever Curry-Curry matchup in the NBA — all of which acted as a backdrop for the Warriors’ continued home dominance.
“It was a weird, electrifying atmosphere,” said Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who downplayed walking through the postgame locker room with a pronounced limp. […] The Warriors (29-1) are the seventh team in NBA history to win at least 33 consecutive regular-season home games — a feat last accomplished by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who won an NBA-record 44 in a row.
Klay Thompson had 29 points for his ninth 20-point game in the past 11, and Draymond Green added 25 points on 5-for-7 three-point shooting. Those are numbers that would have seemed remarkable if it wasn’t for Omri Casspi, who scored 36 points for the Kings on 9-for-12 three-point shooting, including seven three-pointers in the first half — the most ever by any Warriors opponent in a half.