OAKLAND, Feb. 8 (Ticker) --
The Golden State Warriors were
ready to forget one of the worst quarters in NBA history, until
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After scoring an NBA record-low two points in the fourth
quarter, the Warriors blew a lead in overtime as Peterson buried
a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Toronto Raptors
to an 84-81 victory.
Golden State recorded the lowest-scoring fourth quarter in
league history and tied the lowest-scoring period, set by the
Dallas Mavericks against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 6,
"We played well for three quarters and then we just ran out of
gas," Golden State coach Eric Musselman
said. "We were just too
tired to run open offense late in the game. We just could not
Playing for just the second time in five days, the Warriors made
1-of-13 shots, missed all three of their free throws and
committed nine turnovers in the fourth quarter as Toronto
rallied from a 16-point deficit.
"I don't think we tired, we just weren't executing the plays
right," Golden State guard Jason Richardson
said. "Two points,
that's just crazy. It's uncalled for, in 12 minutes of an NBA
game you only score two points?"
The Raptors scored 18 points on 9-of-20 shooting in the period
as the teams combined for the lowest scoring fourth quarter in
NBA history, eclipsing the previous record of 21, done three
Golden State's only basket in the fourth was a layup by Erick Dampier
with 9:43 remaining. The Warriors did not score again
until Clifford Robinson
made a turnaround jumper 40 seconds into
the extra period.
followed with a layup for a 79-75 edge, but
Golden State did not make another basket and sank just 2-of-4
free throws in the final 3 1/2 minutes.
hit a pair of baskets and Donyell Marshall buried a
jumper before Peterson -- who had just one basket in regulation -- sealed it with his shot from the left corner.
"I went baseline and I saw the ball coming to me," Peterson
said. "In my mind-set on my last shot, I had missed the shot in
the corner, as I did not get my feet set."
Robinson's three-point attempt at the buzzer did not even hit the
rim, typifying the collapse for the Warriors, who made just
three of their final 19 shots.
scored 22 points and Rose finished with 19 for the
Raptors, who have won three of their last four games after
losing seven of eight.
Marshall collected 12 points and 13 rebounds to fill the void
left by rookie center Chris Bosh
, who remained sidelined due to
a sprained left ankle.
Richardson had 22 points and 13 rebounds but scored just one
point after the third quarter as the Warriors lost for the third
time in four games following a three-game winning streak.
Toronto scored the final 14 points of regulation, forging a
75-75 tie on a 16-foot jumper by Rose with 2:11 remaining.
Neither team scored in the final two minutes as the Raptors
missed their final four shots and the Warriors committed
turnovers on their last three possessions.
"The fourth quarter was a big mental boost for us," Peterson
said. "We played defense and that shows the great character of