NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Golden State
(Friday, February 4th)
Final Score: Golden State 90, New Orleans 82
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jason Richardson had 25 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the New Orleans Hornets, 90-82.
Mickael Pietrus added 15 points and Derek Fisher and Dale Davis each had 14 for the Warriors, who snapped a six-game skid and won for just the second time in 17 games. Richardson has scored at least 20 points in nine straight and 14 of 15 games.
"It's nice to get a win," said Richardson. "It's been a long time coming."
Rodney Rogers had a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Hornets. New Orleans has lost six straight and fell to 2-23 as the visitors.
The Hornets held a 69-65 lead with 8:46 remaining in the game. But Golden State ripped off a 15-3 run to take the lead for good, at 80-72 with 4:22 left. Pietrus and Fisher each had five points during the burst.
The Warriors led 19-13 after one quarter of play, before the Hornets erupted for 29 second-quarter points to take a 42-39 advantage into the intermission. Golden State crept to within one point entering the fourth quarter.
P.J. Brown had a double-double with 11 points and 10 caroms for New Orleans. Dan Dickau added 16 points. The Hornets played without Lee Nailon, who is bothered by a groin injury.
"We just have to keep fighting," said Dickau of his struggling Hornets.
Speedy Claxton returned to the lineup for the Warriors after missing six games with a bruised right thigh. He had seven points and six assists in 30 minutes.
The Warriors allowed a season-low in points in the first quarter...Golden State made just 2-of-14 three-pointers, but turned the ball over just nine times and took advantage of 18 miscues by the Hornets.
02/05 02:02:24 ET