Monday , Dec , 19 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State continues road swing in Beantown

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors play the third contest of a
five-game road trip when they visit the Boston Celtics tonight at TD Banknorth
Garden.

Boston has won three of four and five of the last seven meetings in the
series, while these two teams have split the last 12 contests overall. Golden
State has dropped two in a row and three of its last four at Beantown.

The Warriors are 1-1 on the current road trip. On Sunday, All-Star Vince
Carter scored 25 points to lead the New Jersey Nets past Golden State, 118-90,
at Continental Airlines Arena.

Troy Murphy scored 19 points in the loss to the Nets for the Warriors, while
two-time All-Star Baron Davis netted 18 for the Warriors, who have dropped two
of their last three contests.

Golden State, which will also visit Philadelphia and Detroit on the current
swing, is 6-4 on the road this season. The Warriors defeated Toronto in the
first contest of the trip.

Boston attempts to halt a two-game losing streak as it opens a brief two-game
homestand. On Saturday, Mike Sweetney scored 24 points and grabbed seven
rebounds as the Chicago Bulls crushed the Celtics, 118-86, at the United
Center.

Ricky Davis had 21 points, eight boards and six assists in the loss to the
Bulls for Boston, while Paul Pierce netted 20 points for the Celtics, who have
dropped four of their last five games overall.

The Celtics are 7-6 at home this season. They will host the Utah Jazz on
Wednesday in the finale of the short homestand.

This is the first of two meetings this season between the Warriors and
Celtics. Golden State is scheduled to host Boston on December 28th at The
Arena in Oakland.

BOS GSW