Thursday , Nov , 13 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Warriors Team Report – November 13

=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – November 13 ===

(Sports Network) – Calbert Cheaney scored 24 points and Erick Dampier posted
12 points and 14 rebounds, as the Golden State Warriors edged the Detroit
Pistons, 87-85, in overtime on Wednesday at the Arena.

Brian Cardinal produced 13 points for Golden State, which has won three of its
last four. Nick Van Exel added eight points and nine assists in the victory.

Van Exel’s free throw at about the 3:00 mark was the first point of the extra
session and it gave the Warriors a 79-78 edge. Cheaney then connected on a
runner from the lane for a three-point Warriors lead, but a Ben Wallace dunk
brought Detroit back within one at 81-80 with 1:27 left.

However, Clifford Robinson nailed a jumper from the wing to restore the
Warriors lead at 83-80 with 43 seconds left. Chauncey Billups then followed
with two free throws and Detroit again trailed by just one. Cheaney responded
by drilling a baseline bucket and the Golden State advantage was back up to
three, 85-82.

On the ensuing possession, Richard Hamilton threw the ball away to give the
ball back to Golden State. Mike Dunleavy was then fouled and hit one of two
from the charity stripe for a four-point edge, but Billups quickly hit a
three-pointer from way behind the arc to bring the Pistons within 86-85.

Van Exel, though, made good on a foul shot on the other end for the final
margin before a last-second attempt by Tayshaun Prince was released after time
expired.

The contest marked the first time that Robinson, a former Piston, faced his
old teammates since being traded by Detroit to the Warriors in August.

Golden State shot 45 percent from the floor, but was 0-for-12 from three-point
range.

The Warriors finish their five-game homestand on Friday when they host the Los
Angeles Clippers.

GS