NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Portland
(Wednesday, April 6th)
Final Score: Golden State 104, Portland 102
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Baron Davis and Troy Murphy recorded double- doubles as the Golden State Warriors extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 104-102 victory over Portland at the Rose Garden.
Davis had 22 points and 11 assists, while Murphy also netted 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds for Golden State, which has won 10 of its last 11 games overall.
A trade deadline acquisition from New Orleans, Davis has scored in double- digits in 11 straight games and posted five double-doubles in that span.
"(Davis) brings a lot of leadership to this team," Warriors coach Mike Montgomery said. "The thing I love about (Davis) is he delivers the ball on time. You don't have to wait, you don't have to reach, the ball is delivered on time and it's delivered to you. He's a true point guard."
Mike Dunleavy contributed 17 points and nine boards and Jason Richardson and Mickael Pietrus chipped in 12 points each in the win.
Leading Portland, which has lost six straight and 13 of 14 overall, was Damon Stoudamire, who had a triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The 12 boards tied a career-high for Stoudamire.
Ruben Patterson scored a game-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting, Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 21 points and Joel Przybilla collected 19 points, 14 boards and five blocks in the loss, which gave Portland 50 losses for the first time since the 1973-74 season.
Golden State squandered a double-digit lead and held just a six-point advantage at the start of the fourth quarter. The Blazers surged ahead 92-91 on a free throw by Patterson with less than seven minutes to play.
The Warriors answered with five straight points to pull in front 96-92, a lead they would continue to hold with a little more than three minutes to play.
A three-point play by Patterson moments later pulled Portland to within two, 103-101, but Davis would sink 1-of-2 free throws and Przybilla added one free throw to set the final score.
Portland had a chance to win the game, but Stoudamire missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
"I missed the shot," Stoudamire said. "It really didn't feel that good to be honest with you, coming off my hands because I rushed it when Davis jumped by me. Looked like I got a good shot off but it didn't feel good."
The teams played fairly even through the first quarter, which ended with Golden State ahead, 33-28.
The Warriors seized a double-digit lead earlier in the second quarter on the strength of a 13-0 run before heading into halftime with a 64-54 advantage.
The Blazers cut the deficit to single digits in the third quarter, and thanks to a quarter-closing 7-0 run, entered the final 12 minutes trailing, 88-82.
"I told my team I couldn't be more proud," said Portland coach Kevin Pritchard. "At halftime, I didn't think we competed like we can on the defensive end. Because we gave up so many points -- I think 64 in the first half. We give up 40 points in the second half to one of the most potent offensive teams right now."
Up next, Golden State is scheduled to host the Phoenix Suns, while Portland will welcome Sacramento...This was the third meeting of the season between these clubs with Golden State improving to 1-2...The teams will play one final time in the 2004-05 campaign when the Warriors host Portland April 15th...This is the Warriors longest winning streak since capturing seven straight from March 15-28 last year.
04/07 01:53:21 ET