Tuesday , Dec , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State needs to get back on track

(Sports Network) – Golden State is trying to avoid a a long losing streak, as
it has dropped two straight games and will play six of its next seven contests
on the road.

The Warriors attempt to put the brakes on their losing streak, as they visit
Ray Allen and the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday at KeyArena. Golden State has
won two straight and four of the last six contests in the series. The Warriors
have won two of their last three at Seattle.

Golden State recently finished a six-game homestand with a respectable 4-2
record, but dropped the final two games of the stand. On Friday, Chauncey
Billups scored 29 points and hit two big free throws down the stretch to lift
the always tough Detroit Pistons past the Warriors, 106-103, at The Arena in

Jason Richardson scored a game-high 36 points in the loss to Detroit for the
Warriors, who have lost two in a row following a five-game winning streak.
Baron Davis registered a double-double with 14 points and 14 assists, while
Derek Fisher chipped in 15 points off the bench in defeat.

The Warriors, who return home on Wednesday to host Yao Ming and the Houston
Rockets, are 4-3 as the visitor this season. They have won two of their last
three contests on the road.

After Wednesday’s game, the Warriors embark on a five-game road trip. They
will visit Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit on the
upcoming trip.

Richardson has scored in double-digits in all 20 of the Warriors’ games this
season. He has registered more than 20 points in 14 of those contests. The
Michigan State product is averaging a team-best 22.9 points per game.

Golden State is 12-8 and trails the division-leading Clippers by two games in
the Pacific.