Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors received little resistance from the Sacramento Kings on Friday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors received little resistance from the Sacramento Kings on Friday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors continue to roll down easy street, beat Kings at home

OAKLAND — During the Golden State Warriors’ now six-game winning streak, they’ve only played one team — the Oklahoma City Thunder — that wasn’t headed to the lottery after the season concludes in a few weeks.

On Friday, against the tanking Sacramento Kings, the Warriors didn’t need much and they didn’t attempt to conjure it en route to winning 114-100.

“Our defense was not very good tonight, but we did make some steals and get out in transition and that helped our cause,” head coach Steve Kerr said. “But I thought we regressed defensively overall compared to the last five games.”

But even with their limitations on this night, the Warriors were able to do what they needed to do to win the game.

The Dubs assisted on 37 of their 43 baskets.

“That’s what we’ve been preaching, move the ball, try to get a great shot as opposed to a good shot and that’s been the focus,” Draymond Green said. “… When you see one guy moving it, it’s contagious.”

Stephen Curry went 5-for-11 from behind the 3-point line and finished with a game-high 27 points with 12 assists and seven rebounds.

Green scored 23 points, hitting three 3-pointers to pass Monta Ellis for the 10th spot on the team’s all-time list for treys.

The Warriors easily took care of an opponent they needed to easily take care of, which is what they need as they march toward the postseason.

But they’ll also need real challenges to keep them sharp, which is what’s on the horizon as Golden State’s next five games are against playoff teams.

“We know what we got ahead of us,” Green allowed. “But we have to approach it with the same way we approached all these games. Just go in with a defensive mindset and everything else will take care of itself.”

It won’t be so easy every night, but at this point of the season — with just 10 games remaining — they’ll certainly take another relatively stressless victory.

QUOTABLE: “He’s just a no bullshit kind of guy,” Draymond Green on David West.

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