DeMarcus Cousins sees improvement defensively, relishes having Matt Barnes as a teammate
Player of the game: DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Kings lost to the Golden State Warriors 105-96 on Thursday at SAP Center in San Jose.
Turning point: The score was tied 78-78 after three quarters when both teams removed their regulars. The Warriors pulled away late in a battle of young players.
X-factor: Matt Barnes had 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in his first preseason action for the Kings.
Preseason records: Kings 0-2, Warriors 2-1.