NBA Game Summary - New York at Golden State
(Sunday, January 27th)
Final Score: Golden State 106, New York 104
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Jackson scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Andris Biedrins pulled down a career-best 26 rebounds, helping the Warriors to a 106-104 win over the Knicks.
Monta Ellis tallied 24 points, and Baron Davis had 22 points and nine assists for the Warriors, who beat New Jersey and New York each by two points over the last four days.
Biedrins, who had the most rebounds in the NBA this season, also scored 11 points, as Golden State won for the seventh time in nine games.
"It was hard for anyone else to get rebounds because he was getting them all," Jackson said. "He's our best rebounder on the team and if he didn't have those 26 rebounds I think they would have killed us inside and won that game. I think his rebounding definitely helped us pull it off."
Biedrins grabbed 10 rebounds in the first quarter alone and this was his fourth consecutive game with double-digit boards.
"I know my job on the team," Biedrins said. "My job is more on the defensive end, rebound the balls, block shots and help my teammates."
Nate Robinson came off the bench for 22 points for the Knicks, who have lost two of three. Jamal Crawford ended with 21 points for New York, which struggled by going 3-of-16 from three-point range. Crawford missed all seven of his long-range attempts.
Davis nailed a jumper with 1:29 left to boost the Warriors to a 103-96 lead, but Robinson nearly brought the Knicks all the way back. He first drove in for a layup, which turned into a three-point play with 48.9 seconds left.
Crawford and Quentin Richardson then missed three-point shots for the Knicks, and after Jackson hit two free throws with 7.5 seconds left,
"We had to do a better job at locating Stephen Jackson," Crawford said. "He slipped through the cracks in the zones and changed the game. It was tough tonight. It was not an embarrassing loss at all."
Renaldo Balkman hit two from the charity stripe for New York with 4.4 on the clock.
Jackson made 1-of-2 free throws less than a second later before Robinson hit a quick three with 1.5 seconds left. However, Davis caught the ensuing inbounds pass to seal Golden State's win.
Al Harrington scored 12 for Golden State.
Eddy Curry had 17 points and Richardson 14 for the Knicks.
Golden State scored 14 in a row late in the first for a 29-18 lead inside of a minute left, but the Knicks came back early in the second with an ensuing 11-2 spurt. The Knicks pulled ahead 50-47 at the half.
New York widened its margin to 10 points in the third as Curry's three-point play made it 61-51, but the Warriors rallied, eventually tied the game later in the period and were within three at the end of the third when Davis banked in a three at the buzzer.
Seven straight Warriors points moved them to a 95-87 lead with 5:35 left.
This marks the latest in the season a Warriors (27-18) team has been nine games above .500 since 1993-94 when Golden State finished the season with a mark of 50-32...The Knicks continue their five-game road trip on Tuesday against the Lakers...The Warriors play at Houston Tuesday...Golden State has won six of the last seven meetings with the Knicks. Also, New York has lost six straight at Golden State...Jackson ended 4-of-9 from beyond the arc...Balkman had 11 points...Biedrins is the first Warrior to grab at least 26 rebounds since Larry Smith had 31 March 28, 1981 against Denver.
01/28 00:50:29 ET