Golden State Warriors Team Report – January 2
=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – January 2 ===
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors found themselves on the wrong
end of a 97-88 decision to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday at the Rose
Troy Murphy delivered 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who had
their four-game winning streak snapped. Mike Dunleavy posted 12 points and 11
Clifford Robinson also scored 12 points for Golden State, which played without
injured guard Jason Richardson, who is day-to-day with a sprained left ankle.
After the Warriors forced a 78-78 tie, the Trail Blazers notched the next four
points. Bo Outlaw’s dunk, with 5:05 left, put them ahead 82-78.
Down the stretch, the Warriors got within two points, but no closer. Portland
scored seven straight points to go ahead 89-82 with 1:26 to go.
Speedy Claxton registered 11 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the
Warriors, who have lost 13 of their last 14 in Portland.
The Warriors return to action on Monday versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Golden
State has won its last three home games with Philadelphia but dropped eight of
12 against the 76ers overall.