Road Warriors; Golden State tops Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Troy Murphy netted 25 points and Jason
Richardson had 23 along with 14 rebounds, as Golden State handed Milwaukee its
first loss of the season with a 110-103 victory at the Bradley Center.
Baron Davis added 20 points and dished out 15 assists as the Warriors won
their second straight on a three-game road trip that concludes Wednesday in
Chicago. Golden State pulled out an 83-81 decision at New York on Sunday.
Michael Redd and Maurice Williams each finished with 21 points for the Bucks,
who were shooting for their first 4-0 start since 2001-02. Joe Smith produced
12 points and 12 rebounds over 20 minutes in his first game action of the
The Warriors held a slim 60-59 lead before reeling off 12 consecutive third-
quarter points to break away.
Murphy had the first eight points of the run, including back-to-back three-
pointers which put Golden State up 68-59 midway through the period. Mike
Dunleavy sank a triple less than a minute later to push the margin to 12
The Warriors shot 48 percent (13-of-27) from beyond the arc for the night.
Milwaukee pulled to within 82-74 on Williams’ driving layup to end the third
quarter and later trimmed the lead to five, 87-82, when Williams canned an
outside jumper three minutes into the fourth. Charlie Bell’s layup off a feed
from T.J. Ford with 6:03 to go cut the deficit to 90-87.
Murphy netted the next six points, but the Bucks would score the next seven.
The last five came from Bell, whose inside bucket with 3:48 left put the hosts
It remained a two-point game in the final seconds. Davis’ bucket with 27
seconds to go put the Warriors ahead 105-101, but Milwaukee’s Jamaal Magloire
scored on a stickback 12 seconds later. Richardson then hit two free throws
for a four-point edge that sealed the win.
Trailing 17-13 with under six minutes left in the opening period, the Warriors
embarked on a 14-0 run to take a 10-point lead. Richardson, who scored six of
his eight first-quarter points during the burst, ignited the flurry with an
outside jumper. Murphy followed with a three-pointer on Golden State’s next
possession to put the visitors ahead.
However, Milwaukee closed out the quarter with six unanswered points and drew
within 27-23 on Bobby Simmons’ fastbreak layup off a Davis turnover with 21
The Bucks continued to close the gap and regained the upper hand when Jiri
Welsch buried a three-pointer with 8:25 remaining in the half to make the
The game remained tight over the remainder of the second quarter. Andrew Bogut
was fouled after converting a layup with 1:14 to go before intermission and
hit the subsequent foul shot to put Milwaukee up 53-50. Davis would send the
teams into the locker room all tied up when he sunk a triple with 24 seconds
on the clock.
Smith missed Milwaukee’s first three games with a swollen left knee…Welsch
also saw his first action of the season, netting five points in six minutes.
He had been sidelined with a bruised quadriceps…Bogut finished with nine
points, five rebounds and four assists…Golden State has won all three
meetings between the clubs over the last two years but won for just the third
time in its last 12 trips to Milwaukee.