Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 18

=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 18 ===

(Sports Network) – Golden State has dropped two straight games on the heels
of a modest two-game win streak. The Warriors added to their loss total (16)
on Friday night, falling 100-83 to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.

Jason Richardson was one of the few bright spots for Golden State in the loss,
as he tallied 25 points on 10-of-20 (.500) shooting.

Speedy Claxton and Troy Murphy chipped in 11 points apiece in the losing
effort. Murphy also garnered 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the
season.

The Warriors were once again without starting forward Mike Dunleavy, who is
sidelined with a bruised lower left leg. Mickael Pietrus had just two points
in Dunleavy’s spot. It is unknown if Dunleavy will be available for tonight’s
contest.

Golden State suffered from poor shot selection, hitting just 33 percent of its
shots, including just 5-of-20 three-pointers. The Warriors were also
outrebounded, 56-41, in the defeat.

Golden State, which is closing out a four-game road trip tonight in San
Antonio, is only 2-9 in foreign buildings this season.

San Antonio won the first meeting between these teams on November 10, 91-71,
at the SBC Center. The Spurs have won 14 straight home games against the
Warriors.

GSW