In an epic showdown between cross town rivals, the Sacramento Kings (27-44) would come into Oakland to face a Golden State Warriors (57-14) lineup without the services of star Kevin Durant who is sidelined with a knee injury. With an average roster age of 28.2, the veteran Golden State team would provide an awesome test for a young Kings squad. Sacramento has 6 players who are 25 or younger with a lineup with an average age of 26.1 in comparison. At 23, the rookie Buddy Hield recently tied his career-high with a 21 point performance against the Milwaukee Bucks and would impress many fans with an awesome follow up game. The confidence is building for the young standout from The Bahamas who had his best game of his young NBA career. Within minutes, the Buddy Hield Golden State Warriors Highlights proves that Hield is going to be a scorer in this league and is far more comfortable than his earlier games while with the New Orleans Pelicans where he previously scored 2 in his opener in November followed by 9 and 7 before the DeMarcus Cousins blockbuster trade. Tonight would be a different story as Hield set a career high with team leading 22 points to go along with 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals and hit 4 three-pointers in a strong performance. Buddy has now scored in double digits in 13 of his 15 games since joining the Kings.
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With just 10 games remaining in the regular-season, the Kings are showcasing their upcoming talent prior to the NBA draft where they are scheduled to have two first round selections. The combination of Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein along with Hield will prove to be a solid foundation. Cauley-Stein had a nice dunk in the 3rd quarter on a baseline move and foul by Zaza Pachulia. Skal had 10 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and a blocked shot while Cauley-Stein had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
Despite less than stellar shooting from the Dubs, they played excellent team ball tallying 37 assists compared to just 27 for the Kings en route to a 114-100 victory at home. Steph Curry had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists and a jaw-dropping 6 steals to lead the Warriors while Draymond Green had a solid game with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and a blocked shot.
Key Statistics: The Kings bench were outscored by the Warriors 48-41 who had 5 players who came just short of double-digit scoring. Golden State also won the rebounding advantage 44-37. The combination of Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos, both centers for the Kings managed just 6 rebounds combined. Both teams shot well from the field as the Kings shot 40 of 83 from two-point range (48.2%) and hit 10 of 21 from three-point range (47.6%). Meanwhile, the Warriors connected on 44 of 89 (49.4%) from the field and just 10 of 31 (32.3%) from three-point range. Up next, the Kings stay on the west coast and play the Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers in a Sunday afternoon matchup at 3:30pm. Be sure to check out all the video clips below and share these Buddy Hield Golden State Warriors Highlights to fellow Buddy Hield Fans in your social network!
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BUDDY HIELD NAILS FIRST 3 (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD HITS STEP BACK JUMPER (Q1)
BUDDY HIELD SINKS A 3 (Q3)
BUDDY HIELD ON A PUTBACK DUNK (Q4)
BUDDY HIELD SETS CAREER-HIGH ON A 3 (Q4)
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