Warriors head to Sacramento for Play-In Tournament

San Francisco – The Warriors will enter the Play-In Tournament as the #10 seed and face the #9 seed Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Tuesday night (7 p.m. PDT). The game will be broadcast on 95.7 The Game, TNT, and ESPN Radio. Golden State finished the season at 46-36 overall, 21-20 at home and 25-16 away from home.   

“We’re happy to have a shot,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “It could have played out a number of different ways today and played out as it did, so we’ll be ready for Sacramento.

We were there last year obviously. They’ll have their crowd behind them, it’s nice to not get on a plane. So, we’ll take the bus up there tomorrow and have a day to prepare and be ready to go.”

Golden State finished the season at 46-36 overall, 21-20 at home and 25-16 away from home. The Warriors won 27 of its last 39 contest, including 10 of the last 12. Since January 30th, Golden State’s 27 wins trail only Boston (28) for the most in the NBA. The Warriors improved to 36-43 in the last game of a season all-time, including 23-15 at home. Since 2014-15, the Warriors are 8-3 in regular season finales, including a 5-1 mark at home.

“We got to be ready,” Andrew Wiggins said. “Now it’s win or go home, no second chances. I’m confident, the whole team I feel like we’re in a great rhythm right now, offensively, defensively, just being out there connected. So, we’re looking forward to it.”

Draymond Green

“I think it’s just you got to show so many bodies at him in transition,” said Brandon Podziemski on matching up with De’Arron Fox. “When he’s making threes it’s kind of hard to guard. I think in our first game we played in October there, him and Steph (Curry) kind of went back and forth shooting threes. Just watching that is just like how you stop a guy like that because he’s so explosive to the rim and can shoot. Obviously, he hasn’t shot that way throughout the course of the year, but just knowing you always got to put two bodies in front of him to stop him, if we want to win, that’s something we got to do for 48 minutes.”

Klay Thompson tallied his third 25-point game in the last four games and his 31st 20-point game of the season. Thompson made six 3-pointers, in today’s 123-116 win over the Utah Jazz. He finished the season with 268, fourth-most in the NBA, behind Stephen Curry (357), Luka Dončić (284) and Donte DiVincenzo (283). Thompson finished the season with 13 games of six-or-more threes, the third most such games in the league, trailing only Stephen Curry (29) and Luka Dončić (16).

Klay Thompson, Ronald Muhammad, and bike creator Nasir “Huey” Bari


The Klay Thompson Foundation has been present in giving back to the community for the last 10 years, especially in Oakland. Today, one of the non-profits the Thompson Foundation supports decided to give back to Klay Thompson for the work he does in the community. C.A.R.I. (Council of Acorn Residents Incorporated) provided Thompson with a brand-new customized bike and a picture of his work in the community. 

When Thompson started his foundation, his longtime friend Seth Tarver, wanted to look for organizations that were deeply rooted in the community, said Ronald Muhammad. “Upon interviewing us, Jan Patterson, Marilyn Washington, and myself, they determined we’d be congruent to work with each other. They entrusted in us to serve in a capacity that would reflect their views. Thompson, his brother Mikey and Tarver helped participate in unloading items and handpicking grocery bags for the community without the fanfare. We appreciate their beautiful spirit and wanted to say thank you with the gifts for them today.”

Klay Thompson

Photo by GSW/Twitter

Malaika Bobino

Malaika Bobino, an Oakland, California native, is a Bay Area sports journalism powerhouse and influencer. With nearly two decades of experience at both the Oakland Post and the Huffington Post, she is always on the front lines of the iconic Bay Area sports scene. Bobino covered the Oakland A’s postseason trips, all three of the San Francisco Giants World Series, was present for all three Golden State Warriors three NBA Championships and covered the 49ers last two Super Bowl appearances

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