NBA Game Summary - Portland at Golden State
(Monday, April 17th)
Final Score: Golden State 93, Portland 79
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points as Golden State dropped Portland, 93-79, at The Arena in Oakland in the finale of a home-and-home set.
Ike Diogu netted 16 points for the Warriors, who got their fourth straight win after a nine-game losing streak. Troy Murphy posted 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Andris Biedrins added nine points and 11 boards.
Travis Outlaw scored 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting to pace the Trail Blazers, who dropped their seventh straight. Martell Webster and Jarrett Jack netted 11 points apiece. Voshon Lenard added 10 points.
The Trail Blazers announced on Monday they have fined and suspended forward Zach Randolph for conduct insubordinate and detrimental to the team.
"Zach Randolph committed a series of separate actions that were insubordinate and detrimental to the team culminating in his decision to leave the arena during the third quarter of Saturday's game while on the inactive list," said Portland general manager John Nash, referring to Portland's 86-81 loss to Golden State.
Randolph served his suspension during Monday's meeting with the Warriors. The Trail Blazers did not announce the amount of the fine.
Golden State blew the game open on a 23-5 run in the third quarter capped by a Dunleavy layup with 3:13 remaining to lead 72-47. The Warriors led by 20, 75-55, heading into the final stanza, in which Portland trimmed its deficit by just six for the final margin.
"It's time to get to the end, re-evaluate and see where we have to go from here, and get rejuvenated," Golden State coach Mike Montgomery said. "We like a lot of pieces that we have. We have to sit and decide how those pieces fit together on out team."
The Warriors closed the first quarter on an 11-2 run ignited by a Derek Fisher three-pointer with 3:10 remaining to lead 27-20 heading into the second stanza. They added two points to their lead in the period to lead 49-40 at halftime.
Portland ended 33-for-74 (44.6 percent) from the floor, while Golden State finished 37-for-82 (45.1 percent).
Golden State outrebounded Portland 47-28, and notched eight more assists than the Blazers, who have lost 16 in a row on the road. Their last win as the visitor was on February 13th at Charlotte.
"When you play like we did tonight, those road games, you can't win a game," Portland coach Nate McMillan said. "You have to really be together out on the road and we haven't shown that we are capable of doing that."
In 74 games this season, 71 of those starts, Randolph has posted 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game...Fisher finished with nine points on 4-for-9 shooting...The Warriors have won all four contests between the clubs this season for their first-ever season sweep over Portland...Golden State has captured the last six meetings in this series...Portland has lost three straight after winning its last two at Golden State.
04/18 02:06:36 ET