Kings stun Warriors in Game 6, set up wild Game 7 at Golden 1

Kings thump Warriors, force Game 7

Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé and general manager Monte McNair prior to Game 6

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Wednesday night was a gut punch for the Sacramento Kings. After earning the three seed in the Western Conference playoffs, they allowed the Golden State Warriors to walk into Golden 1 Center and snatch away home court advantage.

The mood during the post game was somber. No one needed a reminder of what the Kings were facing. The Warriors are the champs. And then they had the upstart group from Sacramento on the ropes.

When the practice facility opened on Thursday for yet another Mike Brown practice, the music was bumping. There were smiles and laughter. The vibe was good and once again we were reminded that this Kings team is different. They live in the moment. One day at a time, they show up and put in the work.

That mentality played out Friday night at Chase Center when the Kings put up a dominating 118-99 performance against the Warriors to force a Game 7 Sunday at Golden 1 Center.

“We didn't lose faith,” shooting guard Kevin Huerter said. “This was a game we knew we had a Game 7 back at home. We're capable of winning in this building. Our offense has been asleep, I think, for most of the series and we just know if we can get back to ourselves, we could continue this series and we did that tonight. But our confidence never wavered.”

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