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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates in the course of the third quarter in sport seven of the Western Convention First Spherical Playoffs towards the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Heart on April 30, 2023 in Sacramento, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Pictures/AFP

Stephen Curry set a Sport 7 scoring report with 50 factors and the Golden State Warriors saved their championship-repeat desires alive with a 120-100 street win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday afternoon.

By advantage of their nineteenth consecutive playoff-series conquer Western Convention competitors, the sixth-seeded Warriors not solely earned the fitting to tackle the seventh-seeded Los Angeles Lakers within the second spherical, but additionally have the home-court benefit within the best-of-seven. The sequence is ready to tip off Tuesday in San Francisco.

The third-seeded Kings, who have been making their first postseason look in 17 years, had the home-court edge over the Warriors, however Golden State gained Video games 5 and seven at Sacramento after two earlier dwelling victories to advance.



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Driving 16 factors from Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento led 58-56 at halftime earlier than Golden State flashed its championship kind over the ultimate 24 minutes.

It started with a 35-23 third-quarter edge fueled by Curry’s 14 factors and Klay Thompson’s 9. It additionally included a 22-9 benefit in rebounds within the interval.

Down 10 coming into the ultimate quarter, the Kings mounted no cost, lacking their first 5 pictures and mixing in a turnover. By the point De’Aaron Fox ended a 3:37 Sacramento drought, the Golden State lead had expanded to 12 as time slipped away.

Curry’s 50 factors have been three greater than he’d ever scored in a playoff sport, and two greater than the 48 Kevin Durant put up towards the Milwaukee Bucks in a Brooklyn Nets Sport 7 loss within the 2021 Jap semifinals. Curry made 20 of his career-high 38 pictures total and 7-for-18 on 3-point tries.

Andrew Wiggins completed with 17 factors. Thompson scored 16 in a 4-for-19 capturing effort, and Kevon Looney had 11 factors and 21 rebounds.

Looney did most of his harm on the offensive glass, with 10 of his 21 boards coming off teammates’ misses. Golden State outrebounded the hosts 55-49 total and 18-14 on the offensive finish.

Returning to the beginning lineup, Draymond Inexperienced chipped in with eight factors, six rebounds, two steals and a game-high eight assists.

Making 10 of his 16 pictures, Sabonis led the Kings with 22 factors to enhance eight rebounds and a team-high seven assists.

Fox had 16 factors on a 5-for-19 capturing afternoon, reserves Terence Davis and Malik Monk 14 apiece and Keegan Murray 10 for Sacramento, which shot simply 12-for-47 from 3-point vary, getting outscored 45-36 from past the arc.

Kevin Huerter grabbed a team-high 9 rebounds to go together with seven factors and two blocks.


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