Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 11/18

Game 1: Friday, November 18th
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Game 2: Saturday, January 28th
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Game 3: Saturday, April 15th
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Game 4: Monday, April 17th
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Warriors 91

(6-4, 3-2 away)

Trail Blazers 80

(3-4, 3-2 home)

    Coverage: FSBAY

    7:00 PM ET, November 18, 2005

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

    1 2 3 4 T
    GS 34 15 14 2891
    POR 22 16 17 2580

    Top Performers

    GS: J. Richardson 28 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Por: D. Miles 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Richardson's 28 lifts Warriors past Blazers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors contained Portland's Zach Randolph and forced the Portland Trail Blazers into mistakes.

    Jason Richardson had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 91-80 victory over the Blazers on Friday night.

    Golden State limited Randolph to 13 points and 13 rebounds, while the Trail Blazers committed 24 turnovers and left the Warriors too many unguarded perimeter shots.

    "He's one of the top power forwards in the league," Richardson said. "He can score a lot of points quick but we did a great job on him tonight."

    Baron Davis had 16 points and 11 assists for Golden State, rebounding from a 4-of-21 shooting performance Wednesday night in a loss to Milwaukee.

    Troy Murphy added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Adonal Foyle had 11 rebounds for Golden State, which has beaten the Blazers three times in a row in Portland.

    "Tonight we did better than in the past executing," guard Derek Fisher said. "We allowed Portland to chip away at times, but overall we played well."

    Sebastian Telfair had a season-high 20 points for Portland.

    "We were never in this game from the start," Portland coach Nate McMillan said. "We just didn't come to play tonight."

    Darius Miles had 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Blazers, who will open a seven-game trip in New York on Sunday.

    Richardson made five of his first six shots as Golden State raced to a 27-13 lead, and Davis hit a 3-pointer for a 17-point advantage early in the second quarter.

    The Blazers went on a 10-2 run to cut their deficit to single digits at 43-34, but Golden State took an 11-point lead into halftime.

    Portland got as close as five points after Telfair hit two 3-pointers, but Richardson, who had only two second-quarter points, helped the Warriors pull away.

    "When you go on a run, the other team starts to compete and starts to fight back," Telfair said. "That's when we needed to lock down and get some stops. Today we couldn't."

    Theo Ratliff had 11 rebounds for the Blazers despite being listed as doubtful before the game with a sprained foot. Telfair (ankle) and Miles (knee) are also playing hurt for the Blazers.

    Game notes

    Golden State will face division leaders in its next three games, the Los Angeles Clippers (Pacific) and San Antonio Spurs (Southwest). ... Golden State's Michael Dunleavy and Aaron Miles were both Portland prep stars. Dunleavy attended Jesuit High, and Miles went to Jefferson High. ... Portland has had more success against the Warriors (108 wins) than any other NBA team besides the Clippers (122 wins).

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 91 80
    FGM-FGA 36-85 (.424) 28-66 (.424)
    3PM-3PA 9-22 (.409) 5-15 (.333)
    FTM-FTA 10-17 (.588) 19-22 (.864)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-38 10-44
    Assists 19 15
    Turnovers 10 24
    Steals 8 4
    Blocks 2 6
    Fast Break Points 18 2
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (2/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    Top Performers

    Golden State
    Jason Richardson Richardson
    Points: 28
    Reb: 7
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 0
    Darius Miles Miles
    Points: 15
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 2