Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 3/25

Game 1: Friday, March 25th
Game 2: Wednesday, March 30th

Warriors 113

(26-45, 12-25 away)

Bucks 109

(27-44, 20-15 home)

    Coverage: FSBAY

    7:00 PM ET, March 30, 2005

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

    1 2 3 4 T
    GS 24 36 24 29113
    MIL 32 20 29 28109

    Top Performers

    Golden State: B. Davis 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 15 Ast, 1 Stl

    Milwaukee: M. Williams 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl

    Davis good for 25 points, 15 assists

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Golden State forward Mickael Pietrus is on a roll lately, and he gives all the credit to new teammate Baron Davis.

    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 good shots."

    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."

    Troy Murphy and Jason Richardson added 18 points each for the Warriors.

    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 game.

    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.

    Game notes

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 113 109
    FGM-FGA 41-90 (.456) 41-88 (.466)
    3PM-3PA 5-25 (.200) 5-14 (.357)
    FTM-FTA 26-30 (.867) 22-26 (.846)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 16-46 14-43
    Assists 29 26
    Turnovers 5 6
    Steals 5 5
    Blocks 4 4
    Fast Break Points 24 2
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (2/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

    Top Performers

    Golden State
    Baron Davis Davis
    Points: 25
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 15
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0
    Mo Williams Williams
    Points: 21
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 10
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0