SACRAMENTO – If there were times Tuesday night when it seemed Warriors coach Steve Kerr was sending an extended procession of defenders at Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, it's because he was.
It worked. So did most everything else the Warriors did in a 121-96 win over the Kings at Sleep Train Arena.
The Warriors (38-8) with the victory completed a season sweep of the Kings, winning all four games by an average of 21.3 points. It's the second consecutive season sweep over Sacramento.
With everyone on the roster being healthy and another game scheduled for Wednesday night in Oakland, Kerr made liberal use of his bench.
Five players scored in double figures, as Stephen Curry finished with a team-high 23 points, Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights each put in 17, Klay Thompson had 14 and Leandro Barbosa added 12.
The Warriors outrebounded Sacramento 49-34 and outshot them 50.5 percent to 44.3 percent. Moreover, their bench outscored that of the Kings 61-12.
Sacramento (17-30) was led by Cousins, who scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The honor on this night goes not to an individual but to the six players summoned from the bench.
Not only did they do plenty of scoring but they also maintained the defensive intensity instilled by the starting unit.
Consider: Speights led the team in rebounds, with eight. David Lee tied starter Andrew Bogut for the lead in blocked shots with two. Barbosa accounted for three of the team's 13 steals.
On a night when no Warrior played more than 29 minutes, the award must be shared.
Down 22-14 with 4:43 left in the first quarter, the Warriors went on a dazzling 23-0 run, bridging the end of the first and the beginning of the second, taking a 37-22 lead 9:59 before halftime.
Sacramento spent the rest of the game trying to catch up and never got closer than 11 (late in the third quarter).
Six different Warriors scored during the run, led by Curry and Iguodala, who each put in nine points.
Sacramento during the run was 0-for-10 and committed five turnovers, most of which triggered a Warriors fast break.
The Warriors listed no injuries prior to the game. Center Ognjen Kuzmic and forward James Michael McAdoo were placed on the inactive list.
The Warriors left Sacramento immediately after the game for Oakland, where on Wednesday they face the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena.