NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Seattle
(Sunday, December 2nd)
Final Score: Golden State 109, Seattle 96
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Andris Biedrins had a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds, as Golden State handled Seattle, 109-96, at KeyArena.
Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington chipped in with 20 points apiece, while Monta Ellis also tallied 18 for the Warriors, who extended their win streak in Seattle to five games and earned their sixth straight victory overall, their longest since an eight-game run from March 25-April 8, 2005.
Baron Davis and Kelenna Azubuike each donated 14 apiece for Golden State, which is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
Chris Wilcox and Earl Watson each finished with 16 points for Seattle, which has dropped seven of eight. Wilcox added 11 boards and Jeff Green came off the bench to score 13 points, while Wally Szczerbiak had 12.
"We were a step slow all night and played as if we were exhausted," said Sonics head coach P.J. Carlesimo. "We missed four or five lay ups in the firs few minutes and they had hit three three by the first time out."
Golden State came out hot and opened a 17-8 lead on a Davis trey at 7:07.
The game was then delayed approximately 10 minutes when a cyberlight on the scoreboard caught fire, filling the upper level of the arena with smoke. The apparatus was lowered and emergency personnel extinguished the flames, but the light had to be removed.
No injuries occurred and the game resumed after both teams, by NBA rules, were given a four-minute warmup.
The break didn't appear to matter to the Warriors, who led 35-18 at the end of the stanza.
Seattle battled back a bit in the second quarter, but still trailed 60-41 at the break.
Six players were averaging double figures for Golden State as the clock ticked under five minutes remaining in the third, while Jackson's trey at 4:07 inflated the cushion to 81-55.
Azubuike's layup put three quarters in the books, making it 88-66 in favor of the visitors, and Golden State was able to control the scoreboard down the stretch on the way to victory.
"Golden State came out and jumped on us early," Watson said. "They hit a lot more threes than we did and that kind of seperated the game."
Sonics rookie Kevin Durant, coming off a career-high 35 points against Indiana on Friday night, finished with six points...This was the first meeting between the teams this season...Golden State has won 10 of 14 and 13 of the last 18 meetings overall...The Warriors were 11 of-26 from three-point range, compared to just 2-of-10 for Seattle...The Sonics turned the ball over 16 times.
12/03 00:27:36 ET