MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Golden State forward Mickael Pietrus is on a
roll lately, and he gives all the credit to new teammate Baron
Pietrus scored 21 points off the bench Wednesday night, his
fourth straight game in double figures, to help the Warriors to a
113-109 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Davis, acquired in a Feb. 24 trade from New Orleans, led the
Warriors with 25 points and 15 assists, including 16 points in the
fourth quarter. The Warriors are 10-7 since acquiring Davis and
have won six of their last seven games.
"He (Davis) has really helped get the ball in my hands,"
Pietrus said. "He's a lot of fun to play with and helps us all get
Warriors coach Mike Montgomery said Pietrus was benefiting from
having Davis on the floor.
"He (Pietrus) is happy, he is positive," Montgomery said.
"Baron is getting him the ball."
Davis said he is enjoying playing with his new team. Over the
last past four games, he's averaging 27.2 points and 10.7 assists.
"We are getting better every game," Davis said. "I have a lot
of confidence that this team is going to get better this season. I
am feeling more comfortable, and guys are getting more playing time
and making contributions."
The teams combined for 11 turnovers, tying an NBA record for the
fewest in a game set Jan. 20, 2004, by Dallas and New Jersey.
Golden State, with five turnovers, and Milwaukee, with six, each
set team records for fewest in a game.
"I don't think either team was up into people trying to deny
(the ball) and there wasn't a lot of deflections," Montgomery
said. "But still when you have the ball in Baron's hands out
there, you feel pretty good about it."
Michael Redd scored 24 points and Mo Williams added 21 points
and 10 assists to lead the Bucks, who lost their seventh straight
The Bucks' losing streak is the team's worst since a nine-game
slide from March 7-22, 1998. Overall, the Bucks have lost 10 of
their last 12 games.
Williams said the team was desperately trying to get a win but
couldn't stop Davis in the fourth quarter.
"I take my hat off to him," Williams said. "He played great.
He's hard to contain every night."
Bucks coach Terry Porter said Golden State's 24 fast-break
points hurt the Bucks.
"We just didn't do a good enough job getting back and matching
up," he said.
The Bucks scored five straight points midway through the fourth
quarter to cut the lead to 98-96. Golden State responded with 11-2
run to grab a 109-98 lead when Davis stole the ball and scored on a
layup with 2:41 remaining.
The Bucks cut the lead to 113-109 with 20 seconds remaining when
Williams scored, but the Warriors were able to dribble out the
clock to seal the win.
Bucks forward Desmond Mason missed the game due to a right
lower leg contusion he suffered against Indiana on March 27. Mason,
averaging 16.8 points a game, is listed as day-to-day. Toni Kukoc
started in his place. ... The victory broke a four-game losing
streak for the Warriors in Milwaukee. Golden State's last road win
over the Bucks was on Feb. 23, 2000. ... With his two 3-pointers,
Redd moved closer to second place on the Bucks' list for career
3-pointers. He now has 493, one short of Glenn Robinson's total.