Tuesday , Dec , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 28

=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 28 ===

(Sports Network) – The Warriors came up with a comeback 104-101 win over the
Denver Nuggets at The Arena in Oakland.

Mickael Pietrus scored a career-high 24 points and Troy Murphy racked up 16
points and 16 rebounds to pace the Warriors to the victory. Jason Richardson
had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who blew a 14-point second-
quarter lead before rallying in the final eight minutes.

Derek Fisher chipped in 15 points as Golden State put together its first
three-game win streak of the season. Golden State had not won three in a row
since a seven-game streak back in March.

The Warriors used a 13-0 run to climb out of a seven-point deficit with eight
minutes left. A layup by Pietrus near the midway point of the fourth quarter
tied the contest at 87-87 and Murphy scored on the next trip down the court to
send Golden State in front.

Richardson then netted back-to-back baskets for a 93-87 advantage with under
four minutes to go.

Golden State held a seven-point cushion, 102-95, with 25 seconds left, but
Rodney White hit two three-pointers around a made free throw by Fisher to pull
Denver within 103-101 with four seconds on the clock. The Nuggets then
immediately fouled Clifford Robinson, who hit one of two foul shots for the
final margin. Earl Boykins’ desperation heave at the buzzer fell off the mark.

Golden State’s Adonal Foyle became the franchise’s all-time leader in blocked
shots with his 638th career rejection. He surpassed Joe Barry Carroll’s club
mark.

The Warriors have a day off before hosting the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday
night.

GSW