Corey Maggette scored 28 points for the Warriors (3-3). Coming back from a two-game suspension, Stephen Jackson played all 48 minutes and had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Anthony Randolph added 12 points.
Rookie Tyreke Evans had 16 points and also committed six turnovers for the Kings, who are coming off a 17-win season a year ago, the worst record in the NBA.
Jackson has made it known he wants to get away from the Warriors, unhappy with the franchise's decline after its 2007 playoff run. He was fined $25,000 by the NBA last month for publicly acknowledging he would welcome a trade.
In an Oct. 9 game against the Lakers, Jackson had five personal fouls and a technical in the opening 10 minutes, then got into a shouting match with coach Don Nelson. He was sent to the locker room, told not to return, and was subsequently suspended.
He asked to relinquish his captain title during a meeting Tuesday with Nelson and general manager Larry Riley, and Nelson accepted his request.
Jackson scored 16 points in the opening half against the Kings and didn't have a personal foul until four minutes were left in the third quarter.