Warriors blow out hapless Raptors
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Jason Richardson had 25 points and Troy Murphy
added 21 points and seven rebounds to power Golden State to a 117-91 rout of
the Toronto Raptors.
Mike Dunleavy added 17 points and Ike Diogu scored 15, while Baron Davis
finished with 14 assists for the Warriors, winners of back-to-back games for
the second time this season.
Golden State shot 57.3 percent from the field and had 37 assists to just 15
for the Raptors, who lost their fourth in a row and fell to 1-13 this season.
Morris Peterson and Chris Bosh each had 21 points for the Raptors.
“I think there’s an extremely high correlation to shooting 57 percent,” said
Golden State head coach Mike Montgomery. “I just think that when the ball
moves, we’re a much better team. When we get sticky with the ball, that’s when
we run into problems. We moved the ball well, moved it side to side, got good
pick and rolls and got penetration. We played very well early.”
A Bosh running finger roll gave the Raptors a 19-18 lead with 5:01 left in the
opening quarter, but the Warriors scored the next five points, capped by a
Davis slam, and Golden State led 31-25 after 12 minutes.
The Warriors extended to a 63-48 lead at halftime and used a 13-2 spurt at the
start of third quarter to pull away. They were in front 90-65 through three
quarters. Golden State would lead by as many as 28 points in the closing
seconds of the contest.
It was a rough night for the Raptors, who went 1-of-13 from three-point range.
Toronto made 43 percent of its field goal tries, but couldn’t capitalize on 16
Golden State turnovers.
Golden State outscored Toronto 60-28 in the paint and won the battle of the
“They did a great job on defense, made some shots, they pushed the ball up the
court, found guys at the right time,” Peterson said. “Even their young guys
like Ike Diogu, did a great job. They got a couple of guys who came in and
you can tell they’re working.”
Golden State has won five of the last seven meetings between the clubs….The
Warriors shot 5-of-21 from three-point range…Peterson and Bosh were each 9-
of-14 from the field…Toronto fell to 0-7 on the road.