Turkish power Efes Pilsen no match for Warriors

Updated: October 13, 2006, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dajuan Wagner led seven players scoring in double figures Thursday as the Golden State Warriors rolled to an easy 120-66 preseason victory over Efes Pilsen of Turkey.

Wagner posted 18 points, while center Troy Murphy added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors in their preseason opener.

Kerem Gonlum scored 21 points and Marcus Haislip, who attended college at Tennessee, added 13 points and nine rebounds for Efes Pilsen.

Newly hired Warriors coach Don Nelson had his team showing a flashy offense of acrobatic dunks and layups with speed and athleticism.

Golden State, which has missed the playoffs since 1994, led by eight after the first quarter, then went on a 19-3 run and outscored Efes Pilsen 29-9 in the second quarter.

Efes Pilsen, the first Turkish team to be invited to play with NBA teams, was held scoreless in the third quarter for over 4½ minutes until Haislip sank two free throws.


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