Bonzi Wells added 11 points for the Kings, who jumped out to a
19-point lead in the second quarter and stretched it to 23 shortly
after halftime while making more than 60 percent of their shots.
Sacramento's up-tempo offense was impressive, with Wells and
Shareef Abdur-Rahim taking on more of the Kings' aggressive
mind-set with each preseason game.
Though Adelman has preached an increased commitment to defense
this fall, he still wants his players to work just as hard on
offense -- and against young, fast teams like Golden State, they had
a good chance to prove that commitment on the fly.
"We had a day off (Saturday), so our players were ready to play
them," Adelman said. "We played with a lot of energy. The top
10-11 guys all got a good run in and played well."
Davis had 22 points and six assists in the Warriors' first
exhibition game back on the mainland after training camp and two
games against the Lakers in Hawaii. Troy Murphy had 15 points and
eight rebounds as the Warriors played without guard Jason
Richardson, who missed the game for personal reasons.
Coach Mike Montgomery thought the Warriors played sub-par
defense and struggled to match Sacramento's intensity, though Davis
played with all of his usual fire.
"It's good that we got kicked tonight," Davis said. "It lets
us know where we stand, and know that we've still got to keep
Adelman showed he would rather develop depth and chemistry than
rush to choose a starting power forward. After Thomas started the
exhibition opener against Dallas, Abdur-Rahim started Friday's
victory over the Clippers -- and both forwards started against the
Warriors, with center Brad Miller coming off the bench and sitting
out the second half to rest.
"I thought it was a good idea to get Shareef and Kenny on the
court at the same time," Adelman said. "There's a lot of times we
can play those guys together. They both can pass and shoot. They
play well in practice together."
The Kings look deep behind Wells, with rookie Francisco Garcia
adding 13 in addition to Martin's solid effort.
Andris Biedrins, the Warriors' 19-year-old Latvian big man, had
three points in 16 minutes. Golden State coach Mike Montgomery
hopes the youngster is ready to play significant minutes as a
backup to center Adonal Foyle, particularly while rookie Ike Diogu
is out with a broken hand.
Rookie forward Chris Taft, who missed much of training camp and
the Warriors' first two exhibitions with a strained groin, made his
Golden State debut with four points in eight minutes.
Mickael Pietrus started in Richardson's spot, scoring eight
points. Pietrus' knees and ankles were covered in ice wraps after
the game, a product of a long offseason playing for the French
national team in the European championships.
"I'm still getting my body into shape," Pietrus said. "I'm
going to keep practicing hard, but I've got to find a way to get