Stephen Curry sent in a three-pointer to give the Warriors a 116-115 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Chase Center on Wednesday.
He finished the night with his signature ‘Night Night’ celebration since he scored the winning point.
Curry led all scorers with 30 points and eight made threes in 31 minutes, shooting 10-for-18 from the floor and 8-for-12 from behind the arc.
With 6.4 seconds remaining and Paul inbounding, the two-time MVP took the ball and separated himself on the right wing against De’Aaron Fox.
Paul didn’t play in the previous preseason matchup against the Kings on Sunday but started in both prior games against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chris Paul, a veteran player who had never come off the bench checked in with 7:51 remaining in the first quarter and the Dubs were down by seven.
“I told him we need him to be himself,” Kerr said. “He’s trying to fit in; sometimes we need him to take four mid-range jumpers in a row.”
With 5:18 remaining in the first, Paul found Curry for a 3-pointer off a double drag screen.
Paul finished with 13 points, a game-high nine assists, and six rebounds, and went 3-for-3 from behind the arc in 29 minutes. He tied Andrew Wiggins for the game-high in plus-minus (+9).
Rookie center Trayce Jackson-Davis was pivotal down the stretch of the Dubs’ overtime victory in Sacramento on Sunday.
The Warriors who were lagging by 13 points entered the final quarter with a different fire, scoring 40 fourth-quarter points — paced by Curry’s 16 points and four splashes.