Stephen Curry scored 32 points, but gave Sacramento a late chance when he called a timeout that Golden State didn’t have, and the defending champion Warriors held on to beat the Kings 126-125 on Sunday when Harrison Barnes missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. . , tying their playoff series at two games apiece.

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Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, left, shoots at Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney during the first half of Game 4 of the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in San Francis, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson celebrate

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) after the Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in San Francisco, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

De’Aaron Fox had 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Sacramento. His 3-pointer with 28.7 seconds left got the Kings within one, and then Curry missed a 16-foot jumper on the other end and Keegan Murray corralled the rebound. With Curry and Draymond Green defending, Fox passed former Warrior Barnes for the potential game-winning three-pointer, which hit the back of the rim.

Golden State led 126-121 with 42.4 seconds remaining when Curry called an excessive timeout and Malik Monk made the technical free throw for Sacramento.

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Steph Curry drives to the basket

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) scores against Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in San Francis, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Klay Thompson made a baseline 3-pointer to beat the third-quarter buzzer and another with 3:24 remaining, finishing with 26 points for the Warriors.