Friday , Jan , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Warriors Team Report – January 23

=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – January 23 ===

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors were defeated by Pacific
Division rival Seattle, 103-87, on Thursday at KeyArena.

Mike Dunleavy had 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as Golden State
suffered its second straight loss and third in four tries. Speedy Claxton also
had 18 points and Avery Johnson added 14 for the Warriors, who suffered their
12th straight setback on the road.

The SuperSonics jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back. Seattle later
pushed its lead to 26-10 on a Rashard Lewis basket and carried a 29-14 cushion
into the second quarter.

Vladimir Radmanovic hit a three-pointer midway through the second quarter to
extend the margin to 38-20. Golden State kept pace for some time but
eventually trailed by a 51-35 score at the break.

Seattle grabbed its largest lead of the game at 70-49 on a pair of free throws
by Jerome James with less than three minutes to go in the third quarter. The
Sonics then led, 74-55, after 36 minutes of play.

The fourth quarter was garbage time for most Seattle players, while the
Warriors tried to trim the lead. Ronald Murray’s field goal with five minutes
to go in the game made it 92-72 and Seattle cruised to the lopsided victory.

Dunleavy is averaging 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in his last two games.

The Warriors are off until Saturday when they visit the Portland Trail
Blazers.

GS