The Golden State Warriors fell to the Sacramento Kings 109-106 at the Golden 1 center, home of the Kings. Star forward Demarcus Cousins flirted with a triple double scoring 32 points, grabbing 12 boards and dishing out 9 assists. While the Kings won this game, they need to see better production from key starters. Forward Arron Afflalo (2 points, 2 reb, ast, stl) in 36 minutes played and center Kosta Koufos (2 points, 5 reb, ast) in 13 minutes played wont always cut it on nights where opponents don’t play to their best ability. It was nice seeing production from the bench players however. Forwards Anthony Tolliver (11 points, 5 reb, 2 ast), Matt Barnes and Willie Cauley-Stein had good games off the bench. Overall, a solid performance from the Kings. Onto the Warriors. All star forward Kevin Durant (10 points on 2/10 shooting, 9 reb, 2 ast, 5 blks) played arguably his worst game as a Warrior, luckily it came in the middle of the season in an essentially meaningless game. The Splash Brothers had a great pair of games with Stephen Curry (35 points, 4 reb, 9 ast, 3 stl) and Klay Thompson (26 points, 5 reb, ast, stl) having great games. Hey the NBA season is 82 games long, not every game is going to be won. Although this Warriors squad with its 8th loss of a season doesn’t look to best the 73-9 record they had the previous year, this team is still the team to beat in the NBA and I have no doubt they will be able to hang with the San Antonio Spurs (38-11) and Houston Rockets (36-17) in the West as well as any Eastern conference foe in the Cleveland Cavaliers (33-15), Toronto Raptors (30-20) or Boston Celtics (31-18). Rest easy Warrior fans as this was a rare loss by a great team. Kings fans, enjoy this equally rare victory against one of the best squads in the league. The Kings play the Bulls next on Monday against the Bulls meanwhile the Warriors get a steady break and don’t play until Wednesday against the Bulls as well.