Though they were clobbered on the glass and their shooting cooled as the game went on Wednesday night, the Warriors still managed to pull out a 101-92 win over the Kings at Sleep Train Arena.

Most of the credit goes to their defense, which forced 21 Sacramento turnovers and held the Kings to 41.8 percent shooting.

Six Warriors scored in double figures, led by David Lee's 23 points. Klay Thompson had 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals as the Warriors (32-22) defeated the Kings for the third consecutive time this season.

The Warriors opened hot, taking a 10-point lead in the first quarter and shooting a 51.3 percent in the first half. They shot only 28 percent in the third quarter, allowing the Kings to get back into the game.

The Warriors were without center Andrew Bogut, still recovering from inflammation in his left shoulder. The Kings played without center DeMarcus Cousins, who has a strained hip flexor. Sacramento (18-36) is 0-8 when Cousins does not play.

The Warriors completed a trade shortly before the opening tipoff, acquiring veteran point guard Steve Blake from the Lakers in exchange for reserve guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.