- Go to BetOnline or Bovada for the latest odds on the Warriors vs Kings matchup
- De’Aaron Fox and Steph Curry each scored over 30 points in an entertaining Game 1 showdown
- TNT will broadcast Game 2 from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA on Monday, April 17 at 10:30pm ET
De’Aaron Fox dazzled with 38 points in the Kings’ 126-123 Game 1 victory over the Warriors, the second highest playoff debut in NBA history. Will the reigning champions rebound on the road on Monday night to even their best-of-seven-series before heading home to Golden State?
Warriors vs Kings – Game 2
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Golden State Warriors||+1.0 (-115)||-110||Ov 240 (-110)|
|Sacramento Kings||-1.0 (-105)||-110||Un 240 (-110)|
Playoff ball returns to Sacramento
The first playoff game in Sacramento since 2006 sure didn’t disappoint. The two Northern California clubs went back-and-forth to the delight of a sold-out arena full of basketball fans starving for postseason basketball. Golden State built up a 10-point lead in the third quarter before the Kings’ offensive explosion. Mike Brown’s team poured in 69 points in their final 45 possessions, for a sky-high 1.53 points per game.
In addition to Fox’s 38 points, 5 assists and 3 steals, Malik Monk went for 32 points off the bench. It was just the second time in NBA history that two teammates each scored over 30 points in their playoff debuts.
De'Aaron Fox tonight:
38 PTS – 5 AST – 3 STL – 50% 3P
Malik Monk tonight:
32 PTS – 61% FG – 50% 3P – 100% FT
Both in their playoff debuts. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/xMuw3JoOx5
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 16, 2023
Warriors road woes
Steph Curry missed a running 3-pointer at the buzzer, but was otherwise electric in the loss with a team-high 30 points. Fellow splash brother Klay Thompson added 21 and Andrew Wiggins had 18 in his first game in more than two months.
Steve Kerr’s club had the fourth-worst road record (10-31) in the entire league this season. But, with four championships in the past eight seasons, the Warriors should bring their best in Game 2. After all, Golden State hasn’t fallen behind 2-0 in a postseason series since the second round against the Utah Jazz way back in 2007.
Sacramento vs Golden State
Sacramento is a 1-point home favorite on Monday night. Mike Brown’s squad knows the importance of taking a 2-0 lead to the Bay Area. Because, as bad as the Warriors have been on the road, they have been equally good at home with a 33-8 record in Chase Center. The Kings were just 14-16-1 as a home favorite during the regular season, while Golden State was a miserable 5-15 as a road underdog.
The total for Game 2 is set at a juicy 240 points after Game 1 produced 249 points. The Kings led the NBA in team offensive efficiency at home (1.187) this season while the Warriors had the third-worst team defense on the road. Expect more points on Monday!
Steph Curry buries the RAINBOW three from the corner 🤯 pic.twitter.com/b6KBUMcK2M
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 16, 2023
While it’s been 16 years since the Warriors have trailed 2-0 in a playoff series, we think it happens here. Golden State is a bad road team and Sacramento’s home crowd is the best in the NBA right now.
Take the Kings to cover, win, and take a 2-0 series lead over the champs.
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