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Jonathan Kuminga leads Warriors to overtime win vs. Kings

SACRAMENTO — Even without Steph Curry and Chris Paul, and playing in a game that means nothing in the standings, the Warriors and Sacramento Kings played some entertaining preseason basketball at the Golden 1 Center on Sunday night.

The Warriors overcame a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to force overtime, then knocked off the Kings with a 121-115 victory to move to 3-0 in the preseason.

Still, there’s little doubt that the Kings have something to prove after the Warriors eliminated them from the postseason in April.

It was here at the Golden 1 Center that the Warriors won a crucial Game 5 in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, then laid an egg in Game 6 at home before going back to Sacramento and watching Curry score 50 points on their way to a series win.

The Kings are back this season with a similar look, and the Domantas Sabonis-Da’Aaron Fox combination was on full display again on Sunday night in the Kings’ first home game since their postseason elimination.

Fox, who is coming off an All-Star season in which he was also named the NBA Clutch Player of the Year, looked like the fastest player on the floor as he scored 17 points with five rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes.

Sabonis scored 19 while hauling in 11 rebounds. He also went 2-for-2 from 3-point range when the Warriors gave him plenty of space to shoot behind the arc.

The Warriors offered a different look on Sunday, going with rookie Brandon Podziemski at point guard.

The takeaways:

1. Podziemski gets moving

It was right after Brandin Podziemski set his third screen of a first-quarter possession that he slipped his defender and got loose on the perimeter.

As soon as the ball found him, he dribbled past Trey Lyles, turned inside, drew three defenders, pump-faked, then ducked underneath Lyles and went to the hoop for an easy underhand bucket.

While Podziemski is clearly still finding his way in the Warriors offense, he’s already made one thing clear about his game: he never stops moving.

Sunday, the rookie from Santa Clara University offered some glimpses of what made him the No. 19 overall pick in June.

And a handful of rookie mistakes, too.

With a battery that seemed to never run out, Podziemski was constantly in motion. Early in the first quarter, he crashed the boards to win a defensive rebound that led directly to a Klay Thompson bucket. The next defensive possession, he did it again, this time fighting off the 7-foot-1 Domantas Sabonis on a rebound to induce a turnover.

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