NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Charlotte
(Saturday, March 6th)
Final Score: Charlotte 101, Golden State 90
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - D.J. Augustin scored 19 points off the bench, as the Charlotte Bobcats took down the Golden State Warriors, 101-90, at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Gerald Wallace added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won the first two games of their three-game homsetand that ends Tuesday against the Heat.
Boris Diaw donated 14 points and 12 boards. Stephen Jackson and Theo Ratliff chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Charlotte, which shot 46 percent from the field.
"Gerald, Boris and D.J. (made the difference in the fourth quarter). We were struggling but I thought those guys did a nice job," Bobcats head coach Larry Brown said. "We defended great. Their zone made us shoot a lot of jumpers, a lot of three-point shots, but when we started to get the ball in the middle to Boris, he broke the zone down."
Stephen Curry finished with 25 points for the Warriors, who fell to 0-4 on their five-game road trip that concludes Monday versus the Hornets. Corey Maggette added 19 points, while Anthony Morrow had 11 points for Golden State, which made 38.2 percent of its shots.
Ahead 86-85 midway through the fourth, the Bobcats went on a 15-2 run to claim victory.
After Chris Hunter's tip-in cut the gap to 94-87 for the Warriors, Jackson made a jumper and Augustin drained a three-pointer to extend Charlotte's lead to 99-87 with three minutes to play.
Diaw then capped the burst with a layup to put the Bobcats ahead 101-87 with a minute remaining.
"We hung around for a long time. They finally figured out a way to hurt us with the zone," Warriors head coach Don Nelson said. "We kept waiting -- and we got away with it for a long, long time -- and they finally got it in the middle of our zone and that was pretty much the end of it. Without (Ronny) Turiaf available, I didn't have any other choice. I didn't think we could guard them individually, they had so many mismatches. We played alright. We competed and found a way to stay in it."
The Bobcats scored the final six points of the first quarter to take a 24-19 lead after 12 minutes.
Golden State surged ahead in the second and led for a majority of the period before taking a 54-53 margin into the locker room.
The third was a closely contested frame that ended with Augustin's three-point play, giving Charlotte an 81-76 lead.
The Warriors have lost a season-high 10 straight road games...Charlotte outrebounded Golden State, 60-36...The Bobcats had 20 turnovers, leading to 23 Golden State points...Warriors leading scorer Monta Ellis (back) missed his fifth straight game, and center Andris Biedrins (groin) sat out his fourth consecutive contest.
03/07 00:20:43 ET