Friday , Dec , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors hope to remain hot against Charlotte

(Sports Network) – The streaking Golden State Warriors hope to continue their
early success to the 2005-06 campaign when they welcome the Charlotte Bobcats
to The Arena in Oakland.

This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Charlotte is
scheduled to host Golden State on March 8, 2006 at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

Golden State comes into tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak. The
Warriors are off to their best start since the 1991-92 campaign, when they
captured 12 of their first 17 contests.

Jason Richardson poured in a season-high 33 points, handed out six assists and
grabbed five rebounds, as Golden State downed Sacramento, 113-106, on
Wednesday at The Arena.

Two-time All-Star Baron Davis contributed 25 points and a game-high 16 assists
in the win over Sacramento for the Warriors, who have won five of their last
six contests overall. Mike Dunleavy Jr. added 19 points, while Troy Murphy
posted 14 points and 10 boards for Golden State, which shot 47 percent from
the field.

The Warriors, who are 7-3 as the host this season, play the fourth of a six-
game homestand. They are also scheduled the Phoenix Suns and the Detroit
Pistons on the stand.

Charlotte plays the third contest of four-game road trip. On Wednesday, Ray
Allen tied a season-high with 32 points, as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated
the Bobcats, 104-94, at KeyArena.

Primoz Brezec led the Bobcats with 21 points and Kareem Rush chipped in 20
points in the loss to Seattle. Emeka Okafor notched a double-double with 10
points and 13 boards for Charlotte, which has lost two straight and five of
its last seven overall.

Brevin Knight contributed 18 points and dished out 11 assists in Wednesday’s
loss for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats will closeout the road trip on Sunday against the Los Angeles
Lakers. They are just 1-8 as the visitor this season.

Golden State has won the only two meetings between the clubs.