NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Seattle
(Tuesday, December 13th)
Final Score: Golden State 110, Seattle 107 (OT)
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis drilled a three-pointer with 4/10ths of a second remaining in overtime, as Golden State edged Seattle, 110-107, in a thrilling contest at KeyArena.
Derek Fisher went 8-of-8 from the foul line and had a season-high 26 points while Davis finished with 21 points and 13 assists for the Warriors, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Mike Dunleavy Jr. had 16 points and seven rebounds while Jason Richardson also netted 16 points in the win.
"Night in and night out, we just try to stay close," Davis said. "Even though we played bad in the first quarter, I think we were only down six or seven points. Our whole motto is to stay close and try to win it in the end."
Ray Allen poured in a game-high 35 points and grabbed seven boards for the SuperSonics, who have dropped two straight. Ronald Murray contributed 17 points, including 14 in the fourth, in the setback.
"It's tough. Tonight's game, I don't think any of us will walk away hanging our heads," Murray said. "We left it all out on the court. We gave a good effort out there. It came down to one big shot, a long shot and it went in."
In overtime, Fisher's long jumper with 2:03 left in the game gave Golden State a 105-103 lead, but Nick Collison quickly tied the game with a slam dunk.
Following a Fisher miss, Collison converted another layup to put Seattle up by two with 1:05 to go. Dunleavy then answered with a quick Warriors basket to knot the score, but both teams missed on their next possession.
The Sonics then took over with 22.9 seconds left, but Allen missed a driving layup and Golden State grabbed the rebound with 4.3 seconds left. From just behind halfcourt, Dunleavy inbounded the ball to Davis and the All-Star guard took two dribbles before launching a deep three-pointer that dropped through the net with just 4/10ths of a second remaining.
"I caught a switch there so I think I confused the defense. I was able to get enough on the shot and I'm glad it went in," said Davis.
Allen's last chance hit the back rim as time expired.
The Warriors then held a 94-93 lead in the final minute of the fourth before Davis' slam dunk gave Golden State a three-point edge. However, Allen countered with a three-pointer to tie the score at 96 apiece with 40 seconds to go in regulation.
Fisher then gave the Warriors the lead back when he drained two free throws with 25.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Sonics turned the ball over on their ensuing possession after Murray tried to make a spectacular pass while under the basket.
Richardson was then quickly fouled, but missed both shots and Seattle got the rebound with 7.1 seconds left in regulation.
Murray was fouled on his way to the basket, and after netting both foul shots, the game was tied at 98-98 with 4.2 seconds to go in the fourth.
Davis' last-second chance was off the mark and the game went into overtime.
Seattle led 26-20 after one period and held a 50-48 edge at the half.
In the third period, Reggie Evans scored eight points and helped the Warriors seize a 76-72 advantage after 36 minutes.
Troy Murphy had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the win...Allen was 7-of-10 from three-point range...Collison had 14 points while Evans netted 13 to go along with eight rebounds...Seattle head coach Bob Weiss was ejected early in the fourth quarter after receiving two technical fouls...Golden State has won three straight meetings.
12/14 01:45:04 ET