NBA Game Summary - Golden State at New York
(Sunday, March 6th)
Final Score: New York 115, Golden State 99
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Stephon Marbury poured in 26 points and handed out a season-high 16 assists to lead New York to an easy 115-99 win over Golden State at Madison Square Garden.
Tim Thomas contributed 25 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who have won four of their last five games. Mike Sweetney tied a season-high with 19 points, although 18 came in the first quarter, in the win.
"We really wanted to win this game and we played like we wanted to win tonight," said Marbury.
Jason Richardson scored 24 points and Troy Murphy chipped in 23 points and 10 boards for the Warriors, who had their two-game win streak halted.
New York led 83-77 after three quarters, but Mike Dunleavy's turnaround jumper with a little more than nine minutes remaining trimmed the gap to two. Richardson then drained a three with 7:56 left and it staked the Warriors to a 91-90 lead.
Trailing 93-92 moments later, the Knicks seized the lead for good as they ran off eight straight points and 21 of the next 22 to turn the game into a laugher.
Marbury and Maurice Taylor both scored three quick points to give New York a 100-93 lead with a little more than six minutes left.
The Knicks then continued to pour it on as they eventually widened the gap to 113-94 on Thomas' three-pointer with just over two minutes remaining. Thomas' triple culminated a lengthy, game-clinching 21-1 spurt that saw Golden State go more than five minutes without a field goal.
New York shot a season-high 62 percent from the floor (47-of-76), while Golden State connected on 36-of-78 attempts (46 percent).
"We just didn't get the ball contained at all," said Golden State head coach Mike Montgomery. "That was kind of our goal to get the ball contained. We were giving up penetration at will."
The Knicks led 32-27 after one quarter and increased the margin to 60-50 at the intermission.
The Warriors came out strong to begin the third as they started the quarter with a 13-5 run to climb within two points. Richardson netted eight points during the surge, which included a pair of threes, and Murphy added five to trim the deficit to 65-63 with a little more than eight minutes left in the period.
Adonal Foyle's reverse layup with 3:06 left in the quarter tied the game at 72 apiece, but New York then reeled off six straight points to regain the upperhand. The Knicks eventually held an 83-77 edge after 36 minutes.
Golden State was looking for its first three-game winning streak since December 22-29, 2004 when the club recorded four straight victories...The Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak in the series and also won for the first time against Golden State in the last four matchups at MSG...The Knicks, who opened up a four-game homestand, have captured six straight games in their building...The Warriors hit 12 three-pointers, while New York only made five.
03/06 23:26:39 ET