OAKLAND — Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.
The Warriors led 59-27 at halftime and 75-33 early in the third quarter. It was the fewest points Golden State has allowed this season and the fewest points Sacramento has scored.
The Warriors (47-29) matched last season's win total and gained ground in the Western Conference playoff race. They moved within 1-1/2 games of fifth-place Portland with six games to play after the Trail Blazers lost to Phoenix.
DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 10 points for the rebuilding Kings (27-49), who looked lost and lethargic against their Northern California rivals.
Golden State outshot the Kings 44.7 percent to 32.1 percent, outrebounded them 58-44 and forced 16 turnovers. The Warriors swept the season series (4-0) for the first time since going 5-0 against Sacramento in 1991-92, and the finale was never close.
The Warriors crushed the Kings even while playing without starting center Andrew Bogut and power forward David Lee. It was the fifth straight game Lee has missed because of a strained right hamstring and the fourth game in a row Bogut has sat out with a bruise in his pelvis and groin area.
Jermaine O'Neal had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Draymond Green added 10 points and 10 rebounds to help Golden State outscore Sacramento 54-28 in the paint.
With Golden State's starting big men sidelined, the paint was clear for Cousins to dominate. Instead, Sacramento's center picked up two fouls in the first 1:48, Kings coach Michael Malone was called for a technical foul trying to defend him and the Warriors shut down Sacramento the rest of the quarter — and most of the game.