Dunleavy leads Warriors past slumping Sixers
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Mike Dunleavy had a game-high 28 points and
collected 10 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors past Philadelphia,
98-89, at The Arena.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points and Troy Murphy posted a double-double with
12 points and 16 boards for Golden State, which has won three of its last
Chris Webber had 21 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, who have lost four
in a row without the services of Allen Iverson. The star guard has been out of
the lineup since last Sunday, when he sustained a sprain and contusion of the
right foot at the end of the first half against Memphis.
Andre Iguodala picked up some of the slack with 20 points, while Steven Hunter
“Obviously when you have a guy out like Allen Iverson, it takes a lot of
pressure off their defense,” Iguodala said. “The tough part today was just
making up for our mistakes.”
The Warriors used a 6-0 spurt midway through the fourth quarter to extend
their lead to 77-70, but Philadelphia answered right back.
After the teams exchanged buckets, Kyle Korver drained a three and Iguodala
followed with a driving layup to make it a two-point game with 6:46 on the
clock. Korver then sank a jumper to tie the game at 79-79 and cap the 9-2 run.
Golden State, however, made one final push.
With the game knotted at 81-81 moments later, Murphy put the Warriors back in
front for good with a tip-in and Mickael Pietrus added a lay-in on the next
trip down to make it a four-point game with 4:28 left.
Pietrus’ jumper with under three minutes to play extended the advantage to
88-82, and the Sixers came no closer than four the rest of the way.
“We weren’t really uptight and we didn’t have a reason to be all season,”
Dunleavy said. “We’re just playing well and I hope we keep it up.”
Golden State owned a 27-25 edge after the first quarter, and bumped its lead
up to three, 49-46, by halftime.
Richardson had 15 at the break to pace the Warriors, while Webber led all
scorers with 16.
Golden State’s Baron Davis missed his second straight game with a sprained
right ankle…This was the second consecutive contest that Dunleavy has led
the team in scoring…Philadelphia remains 2 1/2 games ahead of Chicago for
the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference…The Sixers
finished 0-3 on their three-game West Coast swing…The Warriors, who reside
in last place in the Pacific Division, are 18-16 as the host in 2005-06.