Dec. 30 (STATS) -- Golden State has had some dominant efforts at home, especially against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors' play away from Oracle Arena, though, hasn't been nearly as impressive.

After two straight home victories, the Warriors hope to continue their momentum when they face the Kings in the opener of a three-game road trip.

Golden State (16-16) beat Boston 110-100 on Friday night to improve to 13-5 on its home court, where it has won five straight.

The Warriors have won their first two meetings with the Kings (12-15) this season, both of which were at Oracle Arena, averaging 121.5 points while the Kings posted 109.0 per game.

But Golden State has struggled on the road, allowing 111.5 points per game en route to a 3-10 record.

Playing without injured regulars Monta Ellis (shoulder) and Troy Murphy (foot), the Warriors basically used a seven-man rotation against the Celtics to earn their fourth victory in five games overall.

"We're getting better, and that's the good part,'' Golden State guard Baron Davis said. "We've got some injuries, but we're weathering the storm.''

Coach Don Nelson's message of hard work - and his zone defenses and inventive offenses - have put the Warriors in position to win despite the injuries.

"It's not about proving I'm sexy,'' said swingman Mickael Pietrus, who is wearing a protective plastic cover because of a broken nose. "Everybody is getting going for us, and that's what we need.''

Davis had 27 points and nine assists Friday, and Pietrus matched his season high with 26 points.

Davis also had nine assists and didn't commit a turnover in 39 minutes after averaging 4.6 giveaways in his previous six games. He is averaging 25.0 points, 15.5 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in the two meetings with Sacramento this season.

Golden State forward Andris Biedrins added 20 points against the Celtics and matched his career high with 17 rebounds. He has dominated the paint against the Kings this season, averaging 15.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game.

Sacramento had won two straight before a 102-93 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

The Kings have now dropped four of six as they begin a five-game stretch at Arco Arena, where they have gone 4-7 since winning their first four home games of the season.

Sacramento point guard Mike Bibby scored 26 points against the Clippers. He has not committed a turnover in nearly 67 minutes against the Warriors this season, but is shooting just 27 percent (8-for-29) from the field.

Kings forward Ron Artest has struggled in his last two games, averaging 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 28 percent (6-for-21) from the field. There have been reports that Sacramento may deal Artest to the Clippers for Corey Maggette, who is unhappy about his playing time and has asked his agent to pursue a trade.

"I don't know how true those rumors were,'' Artest said. "Sac's been good to me. I enjoy it. But it's always good to know that another organization wants you. I know Tim Thomas, Elton Brand is a good friend of mine and Corey Maggette's a good friend of mine.''


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