Battle of the Bay: Warriors vs. Kings Series History & Game Info
When Do the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings Play Next?
Are the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings Rivals?
Yes, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings are rivals within the NBA. Both the Warriors and the Kings are in the Pacific Division of the NBA’s Western Conference. Additionally, as two of four teams located in California, the Kings and Warriors also have a geographical rivalry. Sacramento and San Francisco are just a few hours apart from each other.
Who are the Golden State Warriors’ Biggest Rivals?
Because the Warriors have been one of the most dominant NBA teams since 2015, they’ve generated several new age rivalries, especially with the Cavaliers. The Warriors and Cavs met in four straight NBA Finals from 2015–2018, with Golden State winning three of four.
Who are the Sacramento Kings’ Biggest Rivals?
The Kings have their biggest rivalries with those in the Pacific Division of the NBA: the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. The Kings’ biggest rivals are those in the state of California, most notably the Lakers and the Warriors.
The Kings and the Lakers have met several times in the playoffs. The Kings and the Warriors have also clashed in the NBA Playoffs, and also compete over the same fans in Northern California.
Game Results Between the Warriors & Kings
Entering 2024, the Warriors and Kings have played each other in 408 games all-time. Golden State has a narrow edge, 215–193. From 2013–2017, the Warriors won 13 straight games. In the 2023 playoffs, the Warriors and Kings played each other for the first time.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|04/30/2023||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||120-100|
|04/26/2023||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||123-116|
|04/23/2023||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||126-125|
|04/20/2023||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||114-97|
|04/17/2023||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||114-106|
|04/15/2023||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||126-123|
|04/07/2023||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||119-97|
|11/13/2022||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||122-115|
|11/07/2022||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||116-113|
|10/23/2022||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||130-125|
|04/03/2022||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||109-90|
|02/03/2022||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||126-114|
|12/20/2021||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||113-98|
|10/24/2021||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||119-107|
|04/25/2021||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||117-113|
|03/25/2021||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||141-119|
|01/04/2021||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||137-106|
|01/06/2020||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||111-98|
|02/21/2019||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||125-123|
|01/05/2019||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||127-123|
|12/14/2018||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||130-125|
|11/24/2018||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||117-116|
|03/31/2018||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||112-96|
|02/02/2018||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||119-104|
|03/24/2017||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||114-100|
|02/15/2017||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||109-86|
|02/04/2017||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||109-106|
|01/08/2017||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||117-106|
|01/09/2016||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||128-116|
|12/28/2015||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||122-103|
|11/28/2015||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||120-101|
|11/07/2015||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||103-94|
|02/03/2015||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||121-96|
|01/23/2015||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||126-101|
|12/22/2014||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||128-108|
|10/29/2014||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||95-77|
|04/04/2014||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||102-69|
|02/19/2014||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||101-92|
|12/01/2013||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Golden State||115-113|
|11/02/2013||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||98-87|
|03/06/2013||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||87-83|
|12/19/2012||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||131-127|
|11/05/2012||Kings||Warriors||Golden 1 Center||Sacramento||94-92|
|03/24/2012||Warriors||Kings||Chase Center||Golden State||111-108|
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings History
In the 2023 Western Conference First Round, the 6-seed Golden State Warriors upset the 3-seed Sacramento Kings in seven games. Sacramento won games one and two at home, before Golden State stormed back to win three straight.
The Warriors had a closeout game at home in game six, but the Kings steamrolled Golden State 118–99 behind a combined 54 points from guards De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk. However, the Warriors showed championship resolve, coming back to win game seven 120–100 behind a record 50 points from Steph Curry. The three games Sacramento won were their first playoff wins since 2002.
From 2000–2004, the Kings won a series record 15 straight games over the Warriors. Their 15th victory was capped off by a game-winning three-pointer from Bobby Jackson, who broke a 101 tie with 50 seconds left. Kings forward Peja Stojaković’ iced the game with free throws with 1.3 seconds left, and the Kings won 106–103.
Where Do the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors Play?
Golden 1 Center has been the home arena for the Sacramento Kings since 2014. The replacement of ARCO Arena, Golden 1 Center has a seating capacity of 17,608 and is located in downtown Sacramento. The arena has also hosted WWE Raw and Smackdown events, UFC main events, and NCAA Division I basketball tournament games.
The newest arena of the NBA, Chase Center has been the home of the Golden State Warriors since 2019. Located on the bay coast of San Francisco, Chase Center replaced Oracle Center in Oakland. Due to the high property cost in San Francisco, Chase Center cost $1.4 billion to construct and seats 18,064 fans.
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