Stephen Curry can’t be the hero tonight: Golden State Warriors eliminated from playoffs while Sacramento Kings survive another day

Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 09:17
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In this much anticipated matchup that went to 7 games last postseason, it was the Sacramento Kings who got revenge against the Golden State Warriors as they came out on top 118-94 at Golden 1 Center to eliminate Stephen Curry from the playoffs.
The 2-time MVP gave it his all as he scored a team-high 22 points on 50% shooting for the Warriors. It was an abysmal game for Klay Thompson as he shot 0/10 from the field and didn’t score a single point. Draymond Green had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals while Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody each provided 16 points off the bench.
With no Malik Monk or Kevin Huerter in the lineup, Keegan Murray stepped up his offensive production for the Kings as he scored a game-high 32 points with 8 made three-pointers. De’Aaron Fox had 24 points and 6 assists while Domantas Sabonis finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists. Harrison Barnes contributed 17 points while Keon Ellis played amazing with 15 points, 4 boards, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.
Golden State will now have many questions to answer this off-season regarding the future of this team. Was this the last game of the big 3 era and is the dynasty officially over? With Klay Thompson set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, it remains to be seen whether he will remain with the Warriors.
Also, will Draymond Green and Chris Paul stick around or will they be traded away and will the Dubs elect to roll with their youth next season? It will be interesting to see what the front office decides to do and how this franchise will look at the beginning of the 2024-25 season.
Sacramento lives to see another day with this win and they will now play against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday for the 8th seed. With their season on the line, the Kings will come out on a mission and look to outplay the big 3 of Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum.