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Kings fade after DeMarcus Cousins’ ejection, lose to Warriors 122-103

Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, right, looks to shoot against Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut during the first half on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, right, looks to shoot against Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut during the first half on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press

Player of the game: Stephen Curry had a triple double – 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists – and sat out the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors beat the Kings 122-103 Monday night at Oracle Arena. Golden State has defeated Sacramento 11 consecutive times.

Turning point: The Kings led by 11 in the second quarter and were ahead 66-64 with 8:57 left in the third quarter when DeMarcus Cousins fouled Curry, his fifth foul. Upset at the call, Cousins received consecutive technical fouls, was ejected and had to be restrained from going after official Mitchell Ervin. The Warriors went on a 15-0 run after Cousins’ outburst to take control.

X-factor: The Kings’ Omri Casspi put on a three-point shooting exhibition in the second quarter, when he went 6 of 6. His seven three-pointers in the first half set a record for a Warriors opponent. Casspi finished with nine three-pointers, tying Mike Bibby’s franchise record, and scored a career-high 36 points.

Records: Kings 12-19, Warriors 29-1

Key injuries: Kings rookie Willie Cauley-Stein (dislocated finger) remained sidelined, and Kosta Koufos missed the game because of a stomach illness.

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