NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Golden State
(Thursday, February 3rd)
Final Score: Golden State 100, Milwaukee 94
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis scored eight of his 24 points in the final 2:34, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds, as the Golden State Warriors held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-94, in a game that featured 22 lead changes.
Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright both chipped in 16 points for the Warriors, who improved to 2-3 on a lengthy eight-game homestand.
David Lee donated 15 points and seven boards for Golden State, which got 13 points off the bench from Reggie Williams.
Ersan Ilyasova finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who went winless on their three-game western road trip.
Corey Maggette added 21 points for Milwaukee, which got 20 points and eight boards from Carlos Delfino. Luc Mbah a Moute tallied 15 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
"We just had a couple breakdowns defensively, especially at the end where we couldn't get a stop," said Mbah a Moute.
With the score tied at 86-86 with 4:13 to play, the Warriors ripped off six straight points to create some distance.
Curry sparked the surge with a jumper. The next two Milwaukee possessions resulted in a shot clock violation and a Keyon Dooling missed three-pointer. Ellis capitalized with a driving layup to put Golden State up by four.
The Bucks got sloppy with the ball again, as Delfino missed a three and Mbah a Moute turned the ball over. Ellis capped the small run with a slam to give the Warriors a 92-86 edge with 1:43 left.
With the margin the same moments later, Maggette made two free throws and a jumper around a missed Ellis jumper to cut the gap to 94-92 with 33 seconds remaining.
"It was scary for a second," said Ellis.
But he buried a huge 19-foot jumper at the other end to make it a four-point contest with 17.3 ticks left. Maggette was fouled while making a layup with 10.3 seconds to go, but he missed his free throw and Lee came down with the defensive rebound.
Curry drained two foul shots with eight ticks remaining to make it 98-94 and Dooling missed a three-pointer at the other end to seal Milwaukee's fate.
"We didn't just [win] by hitting shots, we got stops and got rebounds," said Lee.
The Bucks held a 22-18 edge after one quarter of play, but the Warriors cut the gap to 47-46 at the half.
After each team scored 26 points in the third quarter, Milwaukee took a 73-72 lead into the fourth.
The Bucks had won four straight over Golden State...Milwaukee was without center Andrew Bogut (knee)...Dooling had nine points and nine assists...The Warriors shot 50.6 percent from the floor.
02/04 02:52:38 ET