Tuesday , Apr , 04 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Too many losing streaks for Golden State

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors are a disappointing 30-42 and
have lost their last four games. They have endured six losing streaks this
season where they have dropped at least four straight contests.

Golden State is going to miss the playoffs for a 12th straight year. The
Warriors last qualfied for the postseason in 1994, when the club won 50 games
and was led by Chris Mullin, Latrell Sprewell and Chris Webber.

On Tuesday, the Memphis Grizzlies hope to continue to close in on their third
straight playoff berth when they host the Warriors at the FedExForum. Memphis
is No. 6 in the Western Conference playoff race and is one game behind the
fifth-seeded Clippers.

It is the third and final meeting of the season between the Grizzlies and
Warriors. The Grizzlies won the two previous contests as they picked up wins
at home and on the road.

Golden State has lost three straight and five of its last six at the
Grizzlies, who have won three straight and six of the last seven contests in
this series.

The Warriors play the middle contest of a three-game road trip against the
Grizzlies. On Sunday, Marcus Banks had 24 points, five rebounds and seven
assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 106-104 overtime victory over
the Warriors at the Target Center.

Jason Richardson ended with a game-high 33 points and dished out six assists
and Derek Fisher netted 22 and handed out six assists in the loss to Minnesota
for the Warriors, who have lost five of their last 15 games overall.

The Warriors are just 12-23 on the road this season. They will visit the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Wednesday at the Ford Center.

GSW