NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Golden State
(Wednesday, April 1st)
Final Score: Golden State 143, Sacramento 141 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis set a career-high with 42 points and grabbed nine rebounds while dishing out as many assists, as the Warriors outlasted the Kings, 143-141, in overtime.
Kelenna Azubuike added 27 points and tied a career-high with 13 boards for the Warriors, who snapped a five-game slide. Jamal Crawford and Anthony Morrow tallied 15 points each, while Anthony Randolph ended with 17 points and 10 boards.
Kevin Martin set a career-high with 50 points, helped by 5-of-11 three-point shooting for Sacramento, which has dropped nine of 11 and fell to 5-32 on the road this season. Jason THompson had 14 points and a career-best 19 rebounds. Francisco Garcia added 22 points and Beno Udrih 18 with nine helpers. Rashad McCants donated 14 points in the setback.
Martin's three-pointer gave the Kings a 135-132 lead early in the extra frame. However, Crawford had a jumper and Azubuike offered a jumper to give the Warriors a one-point edge.
Moments later, four points from Udrih gave Sacramento a three-point edge. However, Ellis notched a three-point play with 42.6 seconds left to tie it up at 141.
Both teams squandered their next possession and Ronny Turiaf was eventually fouled with 12.2 seconds left. He hit 1-of-2 and the Kings got the ball back with 11.9 ticks showing.
Martin missed a short-range jumper on Sacramento's next touch, and the Warriors held on from there.
"Well it was a shootout at the O.K.Corral," said Warriors coach Don Nelson. "Small ball, kind of a fun game. I didn't know if I would have enough players to finish it."
The Kings opened a 40-37 lead after the first quarter and were up 76-67 at the break.
Azubuike's step-back jumper, Ellis' jumper and Randolph's three-point play gave the Warriors a 92-91 lead with 5:35 left in the third. The lead seesawed for the rest of the third before Morrow's jumper gave the home team a 110-106 lead headed into the fourth.
Layups from McCants and Udrih, followed by a free throw from McCants, tied the game at 122 with 3:43 left to play.
The teams traded baskets and eventually Udrih's coast-to-coast layup tied it at 132 with 2.9 ticks left. The Warriors had a chance to win at the end of regulation, but Ellis' shot caromed off the rim and C.J. Watson's tip-in didn't fall, as the clubs headed for overtime.
These teams will square off again in Sacramento on Sunday...Warriors guard/forward Stephen Jackson underwent surgery to remove multiple bone spurs from his left foot on Wednesday. He is expected to begin the rehabilitation process in approximately six weeks...Despite its overall lack of success on the road, the Kings did come through with a triple-overtime triumph in Oakland on January 14. That snapped a four-game losing streak for Sacramento as the visitor in this series...The Kings also defeated the Warriors in Sacramento back in November and came in having won three of their last four matchups with Golden State.
04/02 03:06:37 ET