NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Golden State
(Saturday, January 27th)
Final Score: Golden State 131, Charlotte 105
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Al Harrington scored 28 points and Baron Davis had 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 131-105 thumping of the Charlotte Bobcats at Oracle Arena.
Stephen Jackson added 17 points and Monta Ellis recorded 16 for the Warriors, who have won two straight after a three-game slide. Mickael Pietrus tallied 14 points and Josh Powell had a career-high 13 for Golden State, which will now embark on a key season-long seven-game road trip.
The Warriors are just 4-15 away from home this season and sit just on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race.
Adam Morrison had 21 points and Gerald Wallace recorded 19 to lead the Bobcats, who have dropped three of four.
Ahead 63-54 at halftime, the Warriors began to pull away in the third quarter. A 17-7 run early on helped Golden State turn a 68-57 advantage into an 85-64 cushion. Davis had six points during the surge, which Pietrus capped with a pair of free throws nearly midway through the stanza.
The Warriors' lead later ballooned to 27 points courtesy of a 6-0 run, turning a 93-72 game into a 99-72 contest. Golden State cruised into the fourth with a 101-76 lead and also coasted through the final 12 minutes.
Golden State scored 40 first-quarter points to jump out to a 15-point lead, but a 23-point second quarter allowed the Bobcats to cut into the deficit.
This was the first of two meetings this season between these two clubs...The Warriors have won four of five all-time versus the Bobcats...Golden State improved to 17-8 at home...Charlotte fell to 7-13 on the road...Emeka Okafor had his third straight double-double with 10 points and 12 boards...Charlotte's Walter Herrmann had a career-high 18 points.
01/28 01:18:19 ET