NBA Playoffs roundup: Fox, Kings beat Warriors 114-106 for 2-0 lead; Green ejected

NBA Playoffs roundup: Fox, Kings beat Warriors 114-106 for 2-0 lead; Green ejected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points and made a backbreaking 3-pointer that led the playoff newcomer Sacramento Kings to a second straight victory over the defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-106 on Monday night.

The Kings closed the game strong after Golden State’s Draymond Green was ejected for a flagrant foul and became the first team to take a 2-0 series lead over the Warriors in the Stephen Curry era.

The Warriors will try to get back into this Western Conference series when it shifts less than 90 miles southwest to San Francisco for Game 3 on Thursday night.

The game got heated in the fourth quarter when Green stomped on Domantas Sabonis’ chest with 7:03 to play, leading to an ejection for a flagrant foul.

Fox’s 3-pointer made it 107-101 with 2:17 to play and the Kings were in control from there. Sabonis added 24 points for Sacramento and Malik Monk scored 18 off the bench.

Curry led the Warriors with 28 points but made just 3 of 13 from 3-point range as Golden State struggled to get going offensively. The Warriors committed 22 turnovers.

76ERS 96, NETS 84

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey scored 33 points, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris had 20 apiece, and Philadelphia beat Brooklyn for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference series.

Embiid was quiet offensively, going 6 of 11 from the floor, but he did just about everything else. The MVP finalist had 19 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.

Harris had 12 rebounds. James Harden scored only eight points on 3-of-13 shooting for the Sixers after a sensational Game 1 effort.

Cam Johnson led the Nets with 28 points and Mikal Bridges scored 21.


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