Saturday , May , 12 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Baron Davis scored 32 points and electrified
the crowd with a demonstrative dunk late in the fourth quarter, as the
Warriors dominated on the perimeter to avoid a huge hole in their Western
Conference semifinal series with a 125-105 victory over the Utah Jazz. Davis
also dished out nine assists and had a playoff career-best six steals for
Golden State, which remained perfect at home in this year’s playoffs and
pulled within 2-1 in the best-of-seven set. Golden State, which has yet to
lose at home in four playoff games, can even the series with a victory Sunday
night at ORACLE Arena. Stephen Jackson picked up three fouls in the first
quarter, but Davis lifted the Warriors on his shoulders, as the veteran
guard ended 12-of-20 from the field. Jason Richardson had 25 points for
Golden State, which went 15-of-32 from three-point range, continuing their
incredible surge at home, where they finished off the top-seeded Mavericks
last week. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who
fell behind by 21 points at halftime and trailed by 30 in the third.
Utah committed 25 turnovers, leading to 29 Golden State points.