NBA Game Summary - New Jersey at Golden State
(Monday, November 21st)
Final Score: Golden State 100, New Jersey 97
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis had 17 points and eight assists, and came up with a big defensive play in the closing seconds to preserve Golden State's 100-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets at The Arena in Oakland.
Jason Richardson scored 25 points and Derek Fisher added 22 for the Warriors, who have won two of their last three contests and still haven't lost back-to-back games this season. Troy Murphy finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Adonal Foyle chipped in 13 boards in the winning effort.
Richard Jefferson had 23 points and Nenad Krstic totaled 21 points and 10 boards for the Nets, who had their two-game winning streak broken. Jason Kidd had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, but had his pocket picked by Davis in the closing seconds.
Kidd hit two free throws to draw the Nets within 98-97 with 9.2 seconds left. Richardson countered with two from the charity stripe with 8.3 seconds remaining.
Left without a timeout, Kidd raced the ball across the midcourt line and veered to his right, near the three-point line. However, Davis reached in and knocked the ball away and by Jefferson towards midcourt as time expired.
Golden State snapped a five-game skid against the Nets, beating New Jersey for the first time since January 23, 2003.
The Nets were left without Vince Carter, as he departed the contest in the third quarter with a strained muscle in his back. He ended with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Golden State led by as many as 13 points at 93-80 on two free throws by Murphy with 6:31 remaining. However, the Nets used a 15-5 run to close the gap to three following two foul shots from Jefferson with 44.8 seconds remaining.
The Warriors led 22-21 after one quarter, 47-44 at the half and 82-74 after three stanzas.
Golden State swingman Mickael Pietrus left the game in the second quarter with a sprained ankle...Jeff McInnis had 11 points for the Nets...New Jersey shot 42.7 percent from the floor, compared to 45.8 percent for Golden State...The Warriors were 12-of-28 from three-point range, while New Jersey was 6-of-19 from beyond the arc.
11/22 01:37:27 ET