Thursday , Mar , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 3

=== Golden State Warriors Team Report – March 3 ===

(Sports Network) – Derek Fisher posted 23 points and nine assists, as the
Golden State Warriors earned a 99-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves
on Wednesday at the Target Center.

Jason Richardson netted 21 points and Mike Dunleavy added 19 for the Warriors,
who halted a two-game losing streak and won for just the third time in eight
contests. Troy Murphy registered 11 points and eight rebounds in the win,
while Adonal Foyle chipped in 10 points and nine boards.

The Timberwolves led 73-68 after 36 minutes, but the fourth quarter belonged
to Golden State. The Warriors opened the period with a 19-4 burst to grab an
87-77 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the contest. Golden State
hit a trio of three-pointers in the stretch, including Baron Davis’ shot from
beyond the arc that capped the burst with 4:01 left. Minnesota was able to cut
the deficit to five points on a few occasions, but could never get closer than
that.

Richardson has scored more than 21 points in all four of Golden State’s games
since the All-Star break. He is averaging 26.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in that
span.

Davis, who was acquired from New Orleans at the trade deadline, has not played
over 29 minutes in a game for Golden State. He is averaging 7.8 points and
seven assists in his four contests as a Warriors

The Warriors will continue their eight-game road trip on Friday against the
Washington Wizards at the MCI Center. It will be the second and final meeting
of the season between the clubs. On December 20th, the Wizards defeated Golden
State, 103-101, at The Arena in Oakland.

After Friday’s contest, the Warriors, who are currently 1-1 on their road
trip travel to New York to take on the Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square
Garden. Golden State is scheduled to host the Knicks on March 28th in the
final meeting of the 2004-05 campaign between the squads.

Next week, Golden State will visit the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons,
Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in the final games of its swing.

GSW