Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/17

Game 1: Saturday, December 17th
Game 2: Tuesday, December 20th

Kings 96

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Warriors 107

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: CBHD

    10:30 PM ET, December 17, 2011

    ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    SAC 18 22 29 2796
    GS 29 30 17 31107

    Jimmer Fredette has 21 points but Kings fall to Warriors

    Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 22 points and six assists, Monta Ellis scored 18 points to go with eight assists and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the short-handed Sacramento Kings 107-96 on Saturday night in the first of two preseason games between the Northern California rivals.

    Ekpe Udoh came off the bench in place of starting center Andris Biedrins to finish with 10 points and four rebounds, anchoring the kind of defensive prowess in the paint new Warriors coach Mark Jackson has preached. Golden State built a 19-point halftime lead and held on late.

    Jimmer Fredette had 21 points in his rookie debut and Tyreke Evans scored 17 for the Kings, who played without starters DeMarcus Cousins (sprained right ankle), John Salmons (right thigh) and Chuck Hayes (heart abnormality).

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