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Golden 1 Center: The beam remains dark after game 5

Updated: May 1

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The beam went dark at Golden 1 Center for the Sacramento Kings, as the Golden State Warriors return home up three games to two in their 1st round series with their Northern California rivals.

The Golden State Warriors went on a fox hunt and unleashed the hounds in game 5 with a 123-116 victory for their 28th consecutive road win in a playoff series.

Stephen Curry led the team from the bay with 31 points, Klay Thompson added 25, Draymond Green contributed 21, and Andrew Wiggins rounded out the scoring with 20 points with timely shots. Wiggins played lock-down defense all night, and showed he has returned to his 2021 finals level. Kevon Looney had a playoff career night with 22 rebounds to go with 7 assists.

Chase Center will be in a frenzy on Friday night, with the defending champions on a quest to close out this series at home. A win on Friday keeps Adam Silver's dream of a legacy-defining series of LeBron/Lakers vs. Curry/Warriors in an all California finals.

The Lakers return home after losing game 5 to the Memphis Grizzlies 99 to 116. With a three games to two advantage over the Grizzlies in their 1st round series, the series resumes for game 6 Friday night at Crypto Arena with the los Angeles Lakers making their second attempt to close out the series.

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The Caging of De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox torched the Warriors in the first two games, the coaching staff came up with new plan. It worked at Chase Center, particularly in Game 4. The Warriors used five different defenders: Gary Payton II, Donte DiVincenzo, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Fox, playing with a fractured index finger, finished with a team-high 24 points, but shot 9-of-25 from the field, including 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Malik Monk add 21 points with 17 points coming in the second half.

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Steve Kerr will release the hounds once again for game 6, with a game plan to stifle Fox and Monk. The championship experience of the Golden State Warriors was on display Wednesday night in game 5. Game 6 for the Sacramento Kings will an overwhelming challenge for Mike Brown and his young overachieving squad.

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