SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors were down by as many as 18 points in the third quarter. But Steph Curry hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, including the game winner with game-winner with the Warriors down two with 11 seconds remaining in the game to give Golden State a 116-115 win on Wednesday night at Chase Center.
The Warriors move to 4-0 in the preseason.
Much has been made of whether Chris Paul will start or sit when the season begins and Draymond Green returns from injury. Paul started off the bench for the first time, but his closing minutes with the starting unit helped fuel the furious fourth-quarter comeback.
With Paul feeding him, Curry began his big fourth scoring 13-points to Warriors within one point with 18 seconds remaining in the game. Dario Saric was fouled, but missed both of his free throws. Kevin Huerter made two free throws to give the Kings a two point lead, but Curry recovered a loose ball just inbounds to give the Warriors the ball back and set up his big three on an inbound pass from Paul.
Curry finished the game with 30 points going 8-for-12 from 3.
Paul’s chemistry with former teammate Saric was evident as the pair danced into a handful of pick-and-pop plays. Paul assisted Saric on two of his seven first-half baskets and Saric had 12 points at the half on 5-of-7 from the field with a 3-pointer made above the arc. Saric finished with 14 points.
Trayce Jackson-Davis started in place of an ill Kevon Looney and put together his first double-double, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins came alive in the second quarter, getting to the rim and stringing together a handful of jump shots to score nine of his 10 first-half points. He finished with 16 points.