NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Charlotte
(Wednesday, March 5th)
Final Score: Charlotte 118, Golden State 109
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Jason Richardson scored a season-high 42 points as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Golden State Warriors, 118-109.
Richardson spent six seasons with the Warriors before being traded on draft night. He finished two points shy of his career-high.
"It's alot of adrenaline," said Richardson on playing his former team. "The first time I faced them I was just overhyped. This time I was just more relaxed and just wanted to go out there and get the win."
Raymond Felton added 22 points and Jared Dudley finished with 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won a season-best three straight. Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte.
Monta Ellis scored 32 points and Baron Davis 30 for the Warriors, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Stephen Jackson added 21 points for Golden State.
Charlotte closed the game with a 13-3 run. Felton's layup with 5:15 remaining sparked the flurry and put the Bobcats ahead 107-106. Moments later, Felton's jumper made it 114-109 with 1:40 to go.
Ellis then missed two foul shots and Al Harrington missed a three-pointer, and the Bobcats added four free throws down the stretch.
Golden State came out hot early and took a 20-9 lead with 6:06 remaining in the opening quarter on Jackson's tip-in. The Warriors continued to surge in the first and led 38-25 heading into the second quarter.
The Bobcats opened the second quarter with a 10-0 run. Richardson's three with 9:02 left in the stanza pulled Charlotte within 38-35. Earl Boykins' layup with 2:09 left in the second put the Bobcats ahead 51-50. Charlotte took a 59-57 lead into the intermission.
The Bobcats pushed their lead to 93-86 at the end of three quarters. In the fourth, Charlotte led by 10, 103-93, on Okafor's layup with 8:06 left before Golden State went on its 13-3 run.
Golden State forward Chris Webber (sore left knee) missed his second straight game...Golden State Rookie Brandan Wright, who was acquired in the Richardson trade, scored six points in just over 23 minutes...Charlotte outrebounded Golden State, 52-43...The Warriors shot 48.8 percent, while Charlotte shot 42.6 percent...Charlotte's Gerald Wallace missed his sixth straight game (concussion).
03/05 23:23:12 ET