NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Charlotte
(Saturday, December 20th)
Final Score: Golden State 110, Charlotte 103
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford poured in 50 points to pace Golden State to a 110-103 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Crawford, who went 14-of-26 from the field, was two points off his career- high. He also went 5-of-8 from three-point range and missed just one of his 18 foul shots, as the Warriors snapped a five-game skid.
Kelenna Azubuike added 21 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State, which also received 13 points from Marco Belinelli. Andris Biedrins had 11 points and nine rebounds before fouling out in the victory.
Gerald Wallace led the way with 26 points for the Bobcats, who had their lone two-game win streak of the season broken. It was their eighth loss in 10 contests. Raja Bell had 21 points, while Emeka Okafor chipped in 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Raymond Felton finished with 14 points and eight assists, while Boris Diaw ended with 11 points, 10 boards and six assists.
Wallace's bucket had the Bobcats ahead 65-61 with eight minutes left in the third, but Warriors responded with a 20-4 spurt to take control. Azubuike started the flurry with a three-pointer, Crawford gave the Warriors the lead and another three-ball by Azubuike capped the push with nearly three minutes remaining in the stanza.
It was 87-79 going to the fourth quarter. The Bobcats got within 106-101 on a Bell three just inside of a minute and the hosts had a chance to get closer, but Okafor missed a pair of free throws. Crawford iced Golden State's win with four free throws.
Charlotte led 29-27 after one quarter, but the Warriors evened the game at 56 at the half.
Warriors forward Stephen Jackson is expected to be out of action until late next week due to a sprained left hand...Golden State's Corey Maggette was also out due to a strained right hamstring...The home team has won eight straight meetings in this series...Both teams finished above 50 percent from beyond the arc, with Golden State making 10-of-18 and Charlotte going 11-of-19.
12/20 22:11:18 ET