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Kings, Warriors fans end up in violent fight during game

stephen curry, de'aaron fox

An excellent game between the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors on Friday night was marred by a violent fight between fans that ended with one man in the hospital.

Per Sgt. Vance Chandler of the Sacramento Police Department and Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee, the fight started in the upper bowl of the arena.

“One man pushed another man, who tumbled over a rail and fell more than 10 feet before landing headfirst on the concrete below.¬†Emergency workers took the victim to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition late Friday night.”

The report indicated that the two men were heavily intoxicated, and the fight began as the two were fans of opposing teams.

While one man recovers in the hospital, the other participant in the fight was arrested and booked before being released Saturday. Thankfully, no one involved is in serious condition.

As the Kings continue to improve this season, their match-ups with the Warriors have become hotly contested.

Friday night’s game saw two dramatic scoring runs, with the Warriors coming out on top after a 17-2 run to end the game. The Warriors were led by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, who combined for 95 of the Warriors’ 130 points, and knocked down 13 three-pointers.

The Kings had strong all-around efforts from most of the players. The starting backcourt of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield combined for 52 points and showed flashes of brilliance.

It’s a shame that such an excellent basketball game was blemished by two men’s poor decisions. While it’s normal to be passionate about your team, there is never a reason to resort to violence over a sport.