The series between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings is all tied up at 2-2. Coming right up is Game 5 of this matchup on Thursday in Sacramento, where the Kings will look to take back control.
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Away: Golden State Warriors (2-2)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Stephen Curry
- SG: Klay Thompson
- SF: Andrew Wiggins
- PF: Draymond Green
- C: Kevon Looney
Momentum is clearly on the side of the Warriors heading into Game 5. Stephen Curry led Golden State in their 126-125 win in Game 4 at home with 32 points, while Klay Thompson had 32. Those two wins at Chase Center were not much of a surprise though, as the Warriors are really tough to beat when they’re at home. It’s just a different story for them when they’re in enemy territory.
That being said, the Warriors might have just discovered a trick to help them exorcise their demons on the road in Game 5. The Warriors might let Draymond Green come off the bench again this coming Thursday after the success they had with him as part of the bullpen in Game 4 in which he posted 12 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. “ If you find something that works, you’ve got to stay with it,” Stee Kerr said following the Warriors’ Game 4 victory.
Golden State heads to Game 5 with a 5-2 ATS record after failing to cover in the previous outing.
Home: Sacramento Kings (2-2)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: De’Aaron Fox (expected to be doubtful)
- SG: Kevin Huerter
- SF: Harrison Barnes
- PF: Keegan Murray
- C: Domantas Sabonis
The big question for the Kings ahead of Game 5 is whether star point guard De’Aaron Fox will be able to suit up and play this Thursday. Fox scored 38 points in Game 4 but is expected to get a doubtful tag due to a fracture in his left index finger. It’s his shooting hand, so it’s a significant injury.
If Fox is forced to miss Game 5, the Kings will likely give Davion Mitchell a chance to start while also letting Malik Monk, Harrison Barnes, and Keegan Murray have more touches. Murray is coming off a great game, albeit in the recent loss to Golden State, as he came up with 23 points on 9/13 shooting from the field and 5/7 from deep. Kevin Huerter also needs to wake up, as he is averaging just 9.0 points on 38.1 percent shooting from the field in the playoffs.
Sacramento is 6-2 ATS in its last eight meetings with the Warriors.
Spread: The Kings (+4) cover the spread.
Over/Under: The total (233.0) hits the Under.