Kings Beat Warriors To Force Game 7

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Kings beat Warriors to force Game 7.

The Sacramento Kings set a goal for themselves to play in a manner consistent with their identity: to push the ball in transition, make all of the hustle plays, and defend with fury.

When Stephen Curry hit a big 3-pointer or drove to the basket for a layup, the Kings came through with big baskets to keep the momentum going. They were successful time and time again in hushing a rowdy audience that was anticipating celebrating yet another postseason series victory.

Still waiting, members of the Dub Nation. The Kings, led by Coach Mike Brown, are motivated to do more in their return to the playoff stage; specifically, they aim to Light the Beam in their hometown of Sacramento, California.

Malik Monk scored 28 points, De’Aaron Fox added 26 points and 11 assists, and the playoff-newcomer Kings defeated Curry and the Golden State Warriors 118-99 on Friday night in Game 6 to avoid elimination from their first-round playoff series. The victory prevented the Kings from being eliminated from the playoffs.

On Sunday afternoon, Sacramento will host a winner-take-all Game 7 of the series.

Fox referred to it as “a significant window of opportunity.”

The No. 3 seeded Kings withstood every scoring surge the defending champions made on their home court, and they shone in nearly every facet of this game with their special season on the line. Rookie Keegan Murray scored 15 points with four 3-pointers and grabbed 12 rebounds for his first playoff double-double.