Tuesday , Apr , 11 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors trying to find a win

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors have lost eight straight
games and own a disappointing 30-46 record, which puts them in last place in
the Pacific Division.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will try and close in on earning a playoff
berth when they host the slumping Warriors at the Staples Center. It is the
fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. The Lakers have
won all three contests and eight of the last nine meetings in this series.

Golden State has lost five straight and 12 of 13 at the Lakers.

The Warriors enter Tuesday’s contest on their worst losing streak of the
season. On Saturday, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting to
lead the Denver Nuggets over the Warriors, 95-92, at the Pepsi Center.

Derek Fisher scored 19 points and dished out nine assists, while rookie Ike
Diogu also netted 19 and Mike Dunleavy contributed 18 points and 10 boards in
the win over Denver for the Warriors.

The Warriors are 12-26 on the road this season. They have lost four in a row
as the visitor.

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