Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 27
=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 27 ===
(Sports Network) – Erick Dampier netted 19 points to go with 21 rebounds as
Golden State knocked off the Washington Wizards, 99-78, in a battle of have-
nots on Friday at The Arena.
Jason Richardson added 16 points and nine boards as the Warriors extended
their win streak to a season-long six games. Mike Dunleavy chipped in 13 in
the win while Avery Johnson recorded his first double-double of the season
with 10 points and 10 assists.
Golden State has held all six opponents under 90 points during its winning
streak — the Warriors’ longest such stretch since the advent of the shot
clock in 1954.
Point guard Speedy Claxton didn’t play Friday night, his 15th consecutive game
missed because of a fractured finger on his shooting hand. Claxton had said
earlier this week he was hoping to play against the Wizards. Head coach Eric
Musselman said he hopes Claxton will be available for at least part of the
team’s upcoming four-game road trip, which begins Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Golden State, which will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, has won five
consecutive home games and is 23-13 in Oakland this season.
The Warriors have dropped two of three to the Clips this season and have lost
six of the last 10 meetings. Golden State has also lost three straight and
five of its last six in the Bay Area against LA.
Golden State is 2-6 in Sunday games this season.