Tuesday , Feb , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors have a tough road ahead of them

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors are four games under .500
(24-28) and could be headed towards missing the playoffs for a 12th straight
season.

Golden State is scheduled to play 18 of its final 30 games on the road. The
Warriors are just 9-14 as the visitor this season.

The Warriors open a three-game road trip against the Sacramento Kings on
Tuesday at ARCO Arena. It is the second meeting of the season between the
clubs. On November 30th, Jason Richardson poured in a season-high 33 points,
handed out six assists and grabbed five rebounds, as Golden State downed
Sacramento, 113-106 at The Arena in Oakland.

Golden State has won three straight and five of its last six meetings against
the Kings. The Warriors have won two in a row at Sacramento.

On February 15th, Derek Fisher poured in 21 points and dished off nine assists
to lead the Warriors over the Los Angeles Clippers, 88-81, at The Arena in
Oakland.

Jason Richardson ended with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the
Clippers for the Warriors, who won for the second time in their last three
games and stopped a seven game skid against the Clippers. Mickael Pietrus
contributed 16 points, while Adonal Foyle had eight points and 11 boards in
the victory.

The Warriors will visit Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets on Friday and
the Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs on Saturday in the finale of the current
swing. They are a combined 1-3 versus the Rockets and Spurs this season.

Richardson leads the Warriors in scoring (22.8 ppg), while Troy Murphy has
grabbed a team-best 9.5 boards and Baron Davis has dished out a club-high 9.2
assists per game.

GSW