NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Cleveland
(Saturday, February 11th)
Final Score: Golden State 99, Cleveland 91
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jason Richardson scored 31 points to lead Golden State past Cleveland, 99-91, at Quicken Loans Arena.
"I think it's a sense of urgency," Richardson said. "When we have our backs to the wall and we need to win a game, I think we really focus in. We've got to find a way to have that sense of urgency, whether it's a seven-game winning streak or a seven-game losing streak, every time we step on the floor if we want to make the playoffs this year."
Derek Fisher scored 18 points for Golden State, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Mike Dunleavy scored 14 points, while Andris Biedrins added 11. Mickael Pietrus scored 10 for the Warriors.
LeBron James scored 33 points for Cleveland, which lost its second straight game. Zydrunas Ilgauskas netted 14 points, and Donyell Marshall and Eric Snow added 12 apiece. Damon Jones scored 11 points for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs tied the game at 84 on a three by Jones with 6:07 on the clock, but the Warriors outscored them 15-7 thereafter. A layup by Biedrins gave Golden State the lead and Pietrus followed with a jumper.
"I don't think we came out mentally prepared to come out and play this game tonight," James said. "We took some things for granted and we just didn't come out and play."
Cleveland got within two points twice, the last time at 91-89 on a Jones three-pointer with 2:48 left. However, Richardson followed with a three- pointer and Pietrus added a jumper for a seven-point Warriors lead.
Golden State went on a 10-0 run capped by a Fisher foul shot with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 72-65 lead. They led 75-71 heading into the fourth.
Golden State took an early advantage and led 29-23 after the first quarter. Ilgauskas converted a three-point play off a dish from Snow in the lane with 19.1 seconds left in the second quarter to cut Cleveland's deficit to 48-47 at halftime.
Golden State's Baron Davis sprained his right ankle with 1:17 left in the first quarter and did not return...Golden State defeated the Cavs earlier in the season and has won six of the last nine matchups. The Warriors, though, have lost 13 of 15 and 15 of their last 18 in Cleveland.
02/11 23:54:02 ET