Wednesday’s game in Santa Cruz didn’t start well for the Stockton Kings, and it didn’t improve as time went on.
The Warriors scored 26 points in the first quarter and 49 in the first half on their way to a convincing 123-104 win at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz. It was the first meeting between the NBA G League affiliates of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.
Cameron Reynolds hit a three pointer for the G-Kings with 3:04 left in the period and trailing 25-19, but Stockton went cold and didn’t score again in the quarter. The Warriors took full advantage with 14 unanswered points through the late first and early second periods to seize control of the contest.
Kalin Lucas led Stockton with 23 points, and Cody Demps and Reynolds had 12 each. Damion Lee had 28 points for Santa Cruz.
The Kings (2-2) play 1 p.m. Sunday against the Agua Caliente Clippers at Stockton Arena.
Pacific game cancelled
At Stockton, Pacific and William Jessup University have mutually agreed to cancel today’s women’s basketball contest due to the death of William Jessup men’s basketball player Kevin McLemore, the younger brother of Sacramento King Ben McLemore.
The Tigers will open the 2018-19 season at 2 p.m. Sunday at UC Davis, and its home opener will be 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 against North Dakota State as part of Pacific’s Tiger Turkey Tipoff.
The ticket vouchers for Thursday night's game will now be accepted at any 2018-19 women's basketball game at Spanos Center.