Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/19

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th
Game 2: Thursday, October 27th

Warriors 92

(3-5, 2-3 away)

Suns 97

(6-2, 3-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 27, 2005

    US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ

    1 2 3 4 T
    GS 27 24 24 1792
    PHX 20 32 20 2597

    Six players hit double figures in Suns' win over Warriors

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Raja Bell, James Jones and Boris Diaw each hit two free throws in the closing minutes, lifting the Phoenix Suns to a 97-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

    The victory was the Suns' fourth in a row and gave them a 6-2 exhibition record. The Warriors finished 2-5.

    Shawn Marion led the Suns with 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jones finished with 21 points, Bell with 16 and Steve Nash and Diaw with 14 apiece. Nash also had nine assists, while Kurt Thomas hauled in 11 rebounds for the Suns.

    Jason Richardson topped the Warriors with 22 points, while Baron Davis scored 14 and Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy each had 12. Murphy also had 10 rebounds.

    The Suns trailed nearly the entire first half, but took a 52-51 lead into halftime after a 3-point play by Diaw with 35.8 seconds remaining in the second period.

    Richardson was the early catalyst for the Warriors, scoring 14 points in the first quarter and 18 in the first half. With Richardson hitting consistently and Murphy scoring 10 points and controlling the boards, Golden State built a 30-20 lead early in the second period, before the Suns began chipping away. Bell's 11 points sparked Phoenix's comeback in the second period.

    Then, Dunleavy scored 10 points in the third period, helping the Warriors regain the lead 75-72 at the end of the quarter. Bell's two free throws with 1:01 remaining put the Suns ahead for good 93-92.

    The Suns were without All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire, out at least four months after left knee surgery, and rookie forward Lucas Tischer, (personal reasons). The Warriors were missing center Adonal Foyle (left knee inflammation) and rookie forward Ike Diogu (fractured bone in left hand).

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