NBA Game Summary - New York at Golden State
(Friday, November 11th)
Final Score: Golden State 86, New York 84
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Adonal Foyle scored the go-ahead layup with 50.7 seconds remaining as Golden State rallied for an 86-84 victory over the still-winless New York Knicks at The Arena.
Jason Richardson netted 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half while Troy Murphy had 19 along with 11 rebounds to help the Warriors earn their second close decision over the Knicks in less than a week.
Baron Davis added 12 points and 12 assists for Golden State, which eeked out an 83-81 win in Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
New York, whose 0-5 start is the franchise's worst since 1987-88, received 22 points from Stephon Marbury and 19 from Jamal Crawford. Eddy Curry posted 14 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
The Knicks, still looking for the first win in the Larry Brown era, wasted a 13-point first-half lead two days after blowing a 10-point halftime margin in Portland.
After Crawford's driving layup with 1:06 to go put New York up 84-83, Davis penetrated the lane and dished the ball off to Foyle, who spun and kissed a shot off the glass to send the hosts back in front.
Malik Rose then missed a jumper and Foyle pulled down the rebound. Davis would draw a blocking call and made 1-of-2 foul shots for a two-point edge with 11 seconds remaining.
Crawford then lost the ball while driving in the closing moments and the Knicks failed to get a final shot off.
Golden State trailed 48-37 early in the third quarter before stringing together eight consecutive points, capped by Murphy's short runner, to close the gap to three with 8:22 left in the frame.
Marbury's layup two-plus minutes later staked New York to a 54-48 advantage, but Murphy and Davis canned back-to-back three-pointers to tie the game. The Warriors would take their first lead of the night on Richardson's transition layup with under four minutes left in the third.
A Crawford triple to close out the quarter put the Knicks up 62-61. Neither team was ahead by more than four points in the final 12 minutes, with the lead changing hands 10 times before Foyle's deciding shot.
New York, which entered the game with a league-worst 39.3 percent field-goal percentage, made good on six of its first nine shots from the floor and jumped out to a 16-7 lead on Curry's three-point play near the midway point of the opening quarter.
After back-to-back baskets by Richardson and Mickael Pietrus cut the Warriors' deficit to five, the Knicks reeled off five straight points and went up 21-11 when Crawford fed Channing Frye for a layup with four minutes to go in the period.
New York maintained a double-digit advantage through much of the remainder of the first half. The lead grew to 13 points just over two minutes into the second quarter when Crawford's runner made the score 35-22.
Golden State drew within 45-37 late in the half on Richardson's second-chance bucket, but Davis was called for a blocking foul and received a technical with five seconds left to send Crawford to the line. He swished home the bonus attempt to give the Knicks a nine-point cushion at the break.
Marbury led the way with 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting before intermission.
Golden State earned its fourth straight victory over the Knicks in Oakland and has won seven of the last eight meetings between the clubs...Anfernee Hardaway, inactive for New York's first four games, had two points in 17 minutes during his season debut...Knicks center Jerome James missed his second straight contest with a hamstring injury...New York played the second of a six-game West Coast road trip.
11/12 01:29:34 ET