OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Damon Stoudamire gave a surprised shrug
when he learned he had just set the NBA record for 3-point attempts
while racking up his sixth career triple-double.
Even for a soon-to-be free agent, such numbers don't mean much
when a team has been beaten and battered as much as Stoudamire's
Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points, Baron Davis added 19 and the
Golden State Warriors snapped a three-game losing streak with a
108-88 victory over Portland on Friday night as the teams also set
the league record with 69 combined 3-point attempts.
Stoudamire took 21 3-pointers, breaking the record with 22.9
seconds left. Playing all 48 minutes, Stoudamire had 18 points, 12
rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double against Golden
State in 10 days.
But the Blazers had just eight players in uniform and ran out of
energy in the fourth quarter of yet another loss. Stoudamire, who
has six career triple-doubles, made just five of his 3s, which left
him less than enthusiastic about the feat.
He broke the record set by Denver's Michael Adams in 1991 and
matched by Dallas' George McCloud in 1996, but his thoughts were on
the short plane ride back to Portland and some much-needed rest.
"That wasn't nothing but the product of having eight guys,"
Stoudamire said. "You're on the floor long enough, and that's just
going to start bouncing your way."
Both teams spent much of the night on the perimeter, but Davis
and his teammates got inside just enough for a win. Their combined
3-point attempts surpassed the 67 launched by the Warriors and
Phoenix on April 8.
The teams made 23, with Richie Frahm hitting four for the
Blazers and Dunleavy making four for the Warriors.
"We thought we'd shoot some 3s," Golden State coach Mike
Montgomery said. "We did a better job defending in the second half
... or their arms got tired."
Davis also had 11 assists, and Troy Murphy added 18 points and
12 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 16-10 since Davis' arrival
in a trade.
With just three games left, Portland dropped to 3-21 under
interim coach Kevin Pritchard -- and their season of turmoil got
Before the game, Ruben Patterson reiterated his trade request,
and Darius Miles expressed doubt whether he'll play again this
season -- either because of a neck injury or his ongoing problems
with Blazers management.
Patterson, who declared himself out for the season with a
shoulder injury after Thursday's loss to Dallas, played 40 minutes
against the Warriors, scoring 17 points after a meeting with
Pritchard. If he hadn't played, Portland wouldn't have had enough
players in uniform to meet the NBA's minimum requirement.
"I just decided I was going to finish the season," Patterson
said. "I was a little frustrated (Thursday) night with a lot of
things. We get paid a lot of money, man. I'm just going to go ahead
and finish it out, and whatever happens in the summer, happens."
While the Blazers are in a freefall, the Warriors are
engendering optimism for next season with their impressive spring
run. With two home games against fellow non-playoff teams
remaining, Golden State has won nine of 12 -- harming its draft
position, but showing off a talented core of players almost
entirely signed beyond next season.
"I've been here when my team has been decimated by injuries and
everybody took pleasure in whooping us," said center Adonal Foyle,
who had eight points and nine rebounds. "So I am definitely going
to play anybody that is in that place and enjoy doing it."
Stoudamire had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the
Blazers' 104-102 home loss to the Warriors on April 6, but he
missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. ... Rookie Andris Biedrins had
eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds before fouling out for
Golden State. ... Both teams made more than 62 percent of their
shots in the first quarter. ... Anderson, who dressed for
Thursday's loss to Dallas but didn't play, probably is out for the
season with a sore back. He has missed 11 straight games. Ratliff
has a sore right shoulder.