Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 18
=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 18 ===
(Sports Network) – Clifford Robinson scored 20 points to help Golden State to
a 110-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at The Arena.
The Warriors, winners of back-to-back contests on the heels of a season-long
nine-game slide, had four others in double figures. Jason Richardson added 14
points, while Mike Dunleavy chipped in 13 and dished out a career-high eight
Golden State recorded nine straight points out of the fourth quarter gates to
assume their biggest margin of the night at 85-65. Troy Murphy started and
finished the run with two jumpers.
The Warriors cruised the rest of the way with the help of Murphy, who finished
with a game-high 22 points, 15 of which came in the fourth quarter with the
outcome already decided.
At 27-40 the Warriors are eight games back of the final playoff spot in the
Western Conference and are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the 10th
straight season, which would tie the Dallas Mavericks (1991-2000) for the
league’s second-longest streak behind the Los Angeles Clippers’ 15-year
drought from 1977 to 1991.
Golden State won for just the third time in its last eight and fourth time in
its last 10 at home and improved to 11-24 in Oakland this season.
The Warriors will return to action on Friday against the Houston Rockets.