Kings hold off Warriors 94-92 for first win

Kings hold off Warriors 94-92 for first win
November 6, 2012, 12:43 am
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Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) dunks over Sacramento Kings forward James Johnson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Golden State Warriors 94-92 Monday night to avoid an 0-4 start.

Cousins outworked slow-footed Andrew Bogut and every other Warriors big man to help Sacramento score 16 straight points during the third quarter and bust open a tie game.

Bogut hardly looked to be at full strength. He had 12 points and three rebounds while playing almost 19 minutes as Golden State's new franchise center - and his surgically repaired left ankle - eases back into shape.

Klay Thompson had 22 points and David Lee added 20 points to bring the Warriors within a point in the final minute. But Thompson missed a potential tying jumper and Stephen Curry missed a 3-pointer as time expired to seal Golden State's first road loss this season.