Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 30
=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – December 30 ===
(Sports Network) – Mike Dunleavy’s acrobatic basket in the lane with 19
seconds left helped lift the Golden State Warriors over the Toronto Raptors,
111-105, on Wednesday at The Arena in Oakland.
Dunleavy poured in a 29 points, while Jason Richardson netted a season-high 35
points for Golden State, which has won four straight. Derek Fisher and Troy
Murphy each added 17 points in the win.
In a tightly contested fourth quarter, Dunleavy’s running one-handed bank shot
in the lane gave the Warriors a slim 105-103 lead with 19 seconds left in the
Adonal Foyle and Dunleavy then came up huge defensively at the other end,
converging together to block Morris Peterson’s potential game-tying jumper.
The loose ball was gathered by Richardson, who drained two from the line after
he was fouled, making it 107-103. Jalen Rose then scored on a quick layup, but
Golden State drained 4-of-4 from the line for the final margin.
Dunleavy scored in double-digits for the first time in eight games and has
scored 10 or more points in 15 contests this season. He is averaging 11.3
points and 4.8 rebounds.
The Warriors are off until Saturday when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers
at the Rose Garden. It will be the second meeting of the season between the
clubs. On November 3rd, the Blazers defeated Golden State, 78-75, at The Arena