Golden State Warriors Team Report – February 19
=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – February 19 ===
(Sports Network) – With trade rumors swirling around them, the Golden State
Warriors got their post-All-Star slate off on the wrong foot Wednesday with a
100-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Arena.
Jason Richardson had 25 points and Clifford Robinson scored 22 for the
Warriors, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.
Trailing by one, the Warriors failed to capitalize on a pair of missed free
throws from Shaquille O’Neal.
Los Angeles then tried to run the clock down, but Bryant was called for
travelling with 19.2 seconds left and the Warriors took over. The Warriors had
a chance to claim the lead, but Richardson’s off- balance shot was off the
mark and Rick Fox grabbed the rebound.
Los Angeles then tried to run the clock down, but Kobe Bryant was called for
travelling with 19.2 seconds left and the Warriors took over.
Van Exel missed a runner in the lane, which would have put Golden State on
top, and LA’s Kareem Rush grabbed the miss with 3.9 seconds left. Rush was
then immediately fouled, but he missed both shots. However, O’Neal snatched
the rebound out of the air where he quickly threw up a shot that was off the
mark. Bryant then was able to get his hands on the loose ball, but he stepped
out of bounds with 1.3 seconds left.
Robinson had a chance to win it, but his turnaround jumpshot was blocked by
O’Neal as time expired.
Golden State lost for just the second time in eight games at home and is 17-9
as the host this season..
The Warriors return to action on Friday when they host the Portland Trail