"I wasn't expecting to get a call at the end of the game, especially being on the road," he said. "I think I did my part to get in the lane."
The Warriors held the lead for most of the second half thanks to a 9-0 run late in the third quarter that was highlighted by a key sequence from an unusual source.
After a Klay Thompson 3 had helped the Warriors break a tie and go up 62-56, the Kings went inside to big man DeMarcus Cousins, who was rejected at the rim by Golden State backup Festus Ezeli.
The Warriors' rookie then found the ball in his hands under the Golden State hoop about 20 seconds later, with Cousins primed to get his revenge. But Ezeli shielded a left-handed layup with his body, getting the hoop and a foul on the Sacramento big guy.
Ezeli completed a three-point play with the free throw, giving Golden State its biggest lead of the second half at 65-56.
Marcus Thornton and Evans scored the first two hoops of the fourth quarter, however, getting Sacramento to within 69-67, and the Warriors' biggest lead after that was just seven points.
NOTES: The win was the Warriors' first when shooting 36.0 percent or lower since Feb. 24, 2003, when they beat Denver despite connecting on just 35.8 percent of their shots. ... The last time a Warriors-Kings game resulted in both teams scoring fewer than 90 points was when Rochester beat Philadelphia 82-79 on March 6, 1957. ... The Kings had 94-92 and 131-127 home wins over the Warriors in November and December. ... In a rivalry dating back to 1948, the Warriors now lead the series 185-184. ... The Warriors will return to their sleeved yellow jerseys Friday night when they host the Rockets. ... The Warriors announced Tuesday they will play two preseason games against the Lakers in China next season -- Oct. 15 in Beijing and Oct. 18 in Shanghai.