Elite Warrior Guards Conquer Kings
Golden State 113, Sacramento 106
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30 (Ticker) -- Thanks to their dynamic duo of Jason Richardson and Baron Davis, the Golden State Warriors have grabbed supremacy in the NBA's Bay Area rivalry.
Richardson scored 33 points while Davis added 25 and 16 assists -- all season highs -- as the Warriors posted a 113-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
The Warriors employed ferocious perimeter defense, dominant rebounding and superb outside shooting to open an 82-72 lead after three quarters.
Richardson shot 13-of-24 from the floor and Davis went 6-for-12 from the arc for Golden State, which held a 49-32 advantage on the boards.
Mike Dunleavy scored 19 points, Troy Murphy added 14 and 10 rebounds and Derek Fisher chipped in 10 points off the bench as the Warriors used a variety of defenders to shut down Kings sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic.
Sacramento cut the deficit to 103-99 when Shareef Abdur-Rahim converted a three-point play with 1:17 remaining, but Dunleavy knocked down a long 3-pointer 21 seconds later to ice the win for Golden State.
Abdur-Rahim scored 24 points and Bonzi Wells collected 23 and eight rebounds. But the Kings got nothing from Stojakovic, who scored just nine points on 3-of-10 shooting as he contiues to nurse a finger injury.