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Friday, April 4th (All times Eastern)

Sacramento Kings (27-48) at Golden State Warriors (46-29), 10:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors will start their final homestand of the season when they kick off a three-game stay at Oracle Arena Friday night versus the Sacramento Kings.

The Warriors will also host Utah and Denver, and have a 24-13 mark in Oakland this season. They went 3-2 on the last homestand.

Golden State played its last two games on the road, posting a win at Dallas on Tuesday followed by a loss in San Antonio Wednesday night. The Spurs recorded their 19th consecutive win by shooting 53 percent and holding the Warriors to 42 percent from the field.

"They're a great basketball team," said Warriors coach Mark Jackson. "(They're) the best team in basketball right now for a reason. I give them a lot of credit."

Marreese Speights led the way with 22 points off the bench and Jordan Crawford added 16 in a reserve role. Klay Thompson had 15 points and Stephen Curry ended with 11 and 10 assists.

David Lee missed his fourth straight game with a strained hamstring and Andrew Bogut sat out his third consecutive tilt with a bruised groin/pelvis for the Warriors. Bogut is doubtful, while Lee and Andre Iguodala are questionable.

Golden State is sixth in the West, just 1 1/2 games ahead of Dallas and two games in front of both Memphis and Phoenix.

The Kings have won two in a row since losing three straight, and recorded a 107-102 victory Wednesday versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

Rudy Gay poured in 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting, DeMarcus Cousins added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Ray McCallum ended with 27 points. Gay is averaging 27.7 ppg in his last three games.

"Sometimes opportunity only comes once and when it comes, you have to take advantage of it and that's what I'm trying to do now," McCallum said.

Kings guard Isaiah Thomas did not play because of a bruised right quadriceps and is listed as questionable Friday. He hasn't played since March 23 and is averaging 20.7 ppg this season.

Sacramento has an 11-27 record as the visitor this season.

The Kings are 0-3 against the Warriors this season and have lost six of the last nine contests in this series. Sacramento is only 3-12 in the past 15 meetings with the Warriors by the bay.

04/04 10:44:31 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
Final
CLE 95
BRK 91
Final
BOS 114
MIN 98
Final
DET 100
TOR 110
Final
MIA 103
WAS 105
Final
MEM 97
CHI 103
2nd OT
SAN 108
POR 104
 
4th
DEN 71
LAC 74
 
1st
LAL 17
OKC 7
 
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
Final
MTST 68
CHAT 58
Final
NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
Final
LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
Final
PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
Final
LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
Final
MINN 92
SEAT 57
 
Final
LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
Final
SELA 81
WINT 71
 
Final
SILL 52
NO 56
 
Final
MARQ 83
ALAAM 49
 
2nd
TTU 70
ARKPB 49
 
2nd
DEN 77
COLST 84
 
Final
CREI 75
TXPA 60
 
Half
CAL 37
EWASH 26
 
Half
UTST 30
IDST 24
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
Final
NJD 3
TAM 2
Final
OTT 6
ANA 2
Final
DET 1
NYI 2
Final
WIN 2
BOS 1
2nd Intermission
CAL 1
DAL 2